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Page i - Authors and their public in ancient times ; a sketch of literary conditions and of the relations with the public of literary producers, from the earliest times to the invention of printing. NY, Putnam. 1894. 309 pp. Bibliography : pp. xiii-xvii. Putnam, George Haven. Books and their makers during the Middle Ages...
Page 219 - LIKE, AS A THING THAT THE READER'S FIRST FANCY MAY STRIKE, AN OLD-FASHIONED TITLE-PAGE, SUCH AS PRESENTS A TABULAR VIEW OF THE VOLUME'S CONTENTS), A GLANCE AT A FEW OF OUR LITERARY PROGENIES (MRS. MALAPROP'S WORD) FROM THE TUB OF DIOGENES; A VOCAL AND MUSICAL MEDLEY...
Page 150 - They were of different sizes; the largest tablets were flat, and measured about 9 inches by 6J^ inches; the smaller were slightly convex, and some were not more than an inch long, with but one or two lines of writing. The cuneiform characters on most of them were singularly sharp and well defined, but so minute in some instances as to be almost illegible without a magnifying glass.
Page 145 - And they shall turn the rivers far away ; and the brooks of defence shall be emptied and dried up : the reeds and flags shall wither. The paper reeds by the brooks, by the mouth of the brooks, and every thing sown by the brooks, shall wither, be driven away, and be no more.
Page 213 - Quamvis tam longo possis satur esse libello, lector, adhuc a me disticha pauca petis. sed Lupus usuram puerique diaria poscunt. lector, solve. taces dissimulasque ? vale.