Transactions and Proceedings of the Second International Library Conference Held in London, July 13-16, 1897

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members of the conference, 1898 - International librarianship - 288 pages

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Page 47 - Alone stood brave Horatius, But constant still in mind; Thrice thirty thousand foes before, And the broad flood behind. "Down with him!" cried false Sextus, With a smile on his pale face; "Now yield thee," cried Lars Porsena, "Now yield thee to our grace.
Page 22 - It was the fashion of old, when an ox was led out for sacrifice to Jupiter, to chalk the dark spots, and give the offering a false show of unblemished whiteness. Let us fling away the chalk, and boldly say, — the victim is spotted, but it is not therefore in vain that his mighty heart is laid on the altar of men's highest hopes.
Page 47 - ... my slenderer and younger taper imbibed its borrowed light from the more matured and redundant fountain of yours. Yes, my lord, we can remember those nights, without any other regret than that they can never more return; for " We spent them not in toys; or lust, or wine; But search of deep philosophy, Wit, eloquence, and poesy; Arts which I lov'd, for they, my friend, were thine...
Page 248 - The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept. Were toiling upward in the night.
Page 150 - And further, by these, my son, be admonished : of making many books there is no end ; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Page 34 - It is simply impossible for the large libraries to give special attention to the training of help for other institutions. Each employee must devote himself to the one part of the work that falls to his share, so that he can know little of the rest, except what he may learn by accidental and partial absorption of their methods.
Page 84 - It consists of seven tables of classification of progressive fullness, designed to meet the needs of a library at its successive stages of growth.
Page 22 - Such shall be greatest among librarians ; and, when I look into the future, I am inclined to think that most of the men who will achieve this greatness will be women.
Page 47 - To prepare us for complete living is the function which education has to discharge ; and the only rational mode of judging of any educational course is, to judge in what degree it discharges such function.
Page 85 - ... subject in a perfectly unmistakable way, the letters never being used to signify countries, and the figures never being used for any other subjects but countries. Thus 45 is England wherever it. occurs : eg F being History, F 45 is the History of England ; G being Geography, G 45 is the Geography of England, or Travels in England, and so on. This local notation can be used, not merely with the main classes, but with every subdivision, no matter how minute, if it is worth dividing by countries,...

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