The history of printing

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S.P.C.K., 1855 - 232 pages
 

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Page 6 - Thus saith the Lord , Hast thou killed , and also taken possession ? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the Lord, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
Page 4 - Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you : I am the LORD.
Page 5 - Oh that my words were now written! Oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead In the rock for ever!
Page 108 - Journal of this day presents to the public the practical result of the greatest improvement connected with printing since the discovery of the art itself. The reader of this paragraph now holds in his hand one of the many thousand impressions of The Times newspaper which were taken off last night by a mechanical apparatus.
Page 108 - Times newspaper, which were taken off last night by a mechanical apparatus. A system of machinery almost organic has been devised and arranged, which, while it relieves the human frame of its most laborious efforts in printing, far exceeds all human powers in rapidity and dispatch.
Page 187 - James's time took an excellent way. That Part of the Bible was given to him who was most excellent in such a Tongue (as the Apocrypha to Andrew Downs) and then they met together, and one read the Translation, the rest holding in their Hands some Bible, either of the learned Tongues, or French, Spanish, Italian, &c. If they found any Fault, they spoke; if not, he read on.
Page 56 - And for as much as in the writing of the same my pen is worn, my hand weary and not steadfast, mine eyne dimmed with overmuch looking on the white paper, and my courage not so prone and ready to labour as it hath been, and that age creepeth on me daily and feebleth all the body, and also because I have promised to divers gentlemen and to my friends to address to them as hastily as I might this said book...
Page 103 - ... by all who called for it, the word " Universal " being universally omitted, and the word " Register " being only retained. " Boy, bring me the Register ! " The waiter answers, " Sir, we have not a library, but you may see it at the New Exchange coffee-house.
Page 103 - Tristram, suffered from unusual casualties, both laughable and serious, arising from its name, which, on its introduction, was immediately curtailed of its fair proportion by all who called for it, the word Universal being universally omitted, and the word Register being only retained. 'Boy, bring me The Register...
Page 103 - Ladies. For these and other reasons, the parents of the UNIVERSAL REGISTER have added to its original name that of the TIMES; which, being a monosyllable, bids defiance to corruptors and mutilators of the language.

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