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Page 278 - Faith of our fathers ! living still In spite of dungeon, fire and sword ; O how our hearts beat high with joy Whene'er we hear that glorious word ; Faith of our fathers ! holy faith ! We will be true to thee till death.
Page 264 - And where any part shall properly be printed in a foreign language, or as a fac-simile, or in any unusual or special manner, or where any alteration in the document being printed becomes necessary after the first proof, such further allowance shall be made as the taxing officer shall think reasonable.
Page 453 - ... found, in practice, that spirits of turpentine take off the ink quicker, and affect the wood less, than any other article used; and the facility with which the block is again brought into a working state more than compensates for the trifling...
Page 3 - To mortal life immortal honour give, And bid all deeds and titles last and live. In scanty life — Eternity we taste, View the first ages, and inform the last; Arts, history, laws — we purchase with a look, And keep, like fate, all nature in a book.
Page 3 - THE ART OF PRINTING. Hail, mystic art, which men like angels taught To speak to eyes, and paint embody'd thought ! The deaf and dumb, blest skill, relieved by thee; We make one sense perform the task of three. We see, we hear, we touch the head and heart. And take or give what each but yields in part...
Page 442 - ... but nimbly twists the upper part of his body a little backwards towards the heap, the better to see that he takes but one sheet off, which he loosens from the rest of the heap by drawing the back of the nail of his right thumb quickly over the bottom part of the heap, (but in the reiteration, care should be observed to draw the thumb on the margin, or between the gutters, that the sheet may not smear or set off,) and, receiving the near .end of the sheet with his left hand fingers and thumb,...
Page 241 - Almost every word has an accent, but very seldom has more than one ; and when this happens, it is an acute thrown back upon the last syllable from one of those words called enclitics, which, in that case, has none, unless it be followed by another enclitic. In no other case than this can a last syllable have an acute accent, except before a full point, colon, or note of interrogation, when the grave accent...
Page 452 - Engravings that are in the vignette form require great attention to keep the edges light and clear, and in general it is necessary to scrape away one or two thicknesses of paper, in order to lighten the impression and keep it clean ; for the edges being irregular, and parts, such as small branches of trees, leaves, &c. straggling, for the purpose of giving freedom to the design, they...