Libraries in the Medieval and Renaissance Periods: The Rede Lecture Delivered June 13, 1894

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Macmillan and Bowes, 1894 - Libraries - 61 pages
 

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Page 15 - ... the sixth hour. From the calends of October to the beginning of Lent let them apply themselves to reading until the second hour During Lent, let them apply themselves to reading from morning until the end of the third hour... and, in these days of Lent, let them receive a book apiece from the library, and read it straight through.
Page 35 - Then the librarian shall read a statement as to the manner in which brethren have had books during the past year. As each brother hears his name pronounced he is to give back the book which had been entrusted to him for reading ; and he whose conscience accuses him of not having read through the book which he had received, is to fall on his face, confess his fault, and entreat forgiveness.
Page 21 - Cloister, and there studyed upon there books, every one in his carrell, all the after nonne, unto evensong tyme. This was there exercise every daie. All there pewes or carrells was all fynely wainscotted and verie close, all but the forepart, which had carved wourke that gave light in at ther carrell doures of wainscott. And in every carrell was a deske to lye there bookes on. And the carrells was no greater then from one stanchell of the wyndowe to another.
Page 14 - October let them apply themselves to reading from the fourth hour till near the sixth hour. From the calends of October to the beginning of Lent let them apply themselves to reading until the second hour During Lent, let them apply themselves to reading from morning until the end of the third hour... and, in these days of Lent, let them receive a...
Page 23 - The press in which the books are kept ought to be lined inside with wood, that the damp of the walls may not moisten or stain the books. This press should be divided vertically as well as horizontally by sundry shelves on which the books may be ranged so as to be separated from one another; for fear they be packed so close as to injure each other or delay those who want them.
Page 18 - ... against Sisera. And to pay due regard to truth, without prejudice to the judgment of any, although they lately at the eleventh hour have entered the lord's vineyard, as the books that are so fond of us eagerly declared in our sixth chapter, they have added more in this brief hour to the stock of the sacred books than all the other vine-dressers ; following in the footsteps of Paul, the last to be called but the first in preaching, who spread the gospel of Christ more widely than all others.
Page 21 - Society, vol. cvn (1902), p. 83) a description of this arrangement is given: 'in the north syde of the Cloister from the corner over against the Church Dour to the corner over againste the Dorter dour was all fynely glased from the hight to the sole within a litle of the grownd into the...
Page 22 - Bookes, with great store of ancient manuscripts to help them in their study, wherein did lye as well the old auncyent written Doctors of the Church as other prophane authors, with dyverse other holie mens wourks, so that every one dyd studye what Doctor pleased them best, having the Librarie at all tymes to goe studie in besydes there carrells2.
Page 53 - The necessity of bringing windowes and dores to answer to the old building leaues two squarer places at the endes and 4 lesser Celles not to study in, but to be shut up with some neat Lattice dores for archives.

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