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 17 - Above all, let one or two seniors be appointed to go round the monastery at the hours when the brethren are engaged in reading...
Page 23 - 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 Cloister garth. And in every wyndowe iij Pewes or Carrells, where every one of the old Monks had his carrell, severall by himselfe, that, when they had dyned, they dyd resorte to that place of Cloister, and there studyed upon there books, every one in his carrell, all the after nonne, unto...
Page 24 - 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 25 - 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 16 - 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 book apiece from...
Page 65 - THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE AND OF THE COLLEGES OF CAMBRIDGE AND ETON, by the late ROBERT WILLIS, MA FRS, Jacksonian Professor in the University of Cambridge. Edited with large Additions and brought up to the present time by JOHN WILLIS CLARK, MA, formerly Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Four Vols. Super Royal 8vo.
Page 20 - ... 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 37 - These brethren are to bring with them, when they come into the Chapter House, each his book in his hand. . . . "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 23 - And in every wyndowe iij PEWES or CARRELLS, where every "one of the old Monks had his carrell, severall by himselfe, that, when they had dyned, they dyd resorte to that place of Cloister and there studyed upon there books, every one in his carrell, all the after nonne, nnto evensong tyme.

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