Passages of a Working Life During Half a Century: With a Prelude of Early Reminiscences, Volume 3

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Bradbury & Evans, 1865 - Publishers and publishing
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Page 169 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East, with richest hand, Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold...
Page 174 - For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are...
Page 168 - That weight of wood, with leathern coat o'erlaid ; Those ample clasps, of solid metal made ; The close-press'd leaves, unclosed for many an age ; The dull red edging of the well-fill'd page ; On the broad back the stubborn ridges roll'd, Where yet the title stands in tarnish'd gold...
Page 172 - Heare lyeth the Body of Sara Milton, the wife of John Milton, who died the 3rd of April, 1637.
Page 174 - And further, by these, my son, be admonished : of making many books there is no end ; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.
Page 61 - I never heard the old song of Percy and Douglas that I found not my heart moved more than with a trumpet...
Page 299 - While that the armed hand doth fight abroad, The advised head defends itself at home ; For government, though high and low and lower Put into parts, doth keep in one consent, Congreeing in a full and natural close, Like music Cant.
Page 26 - To-day deep thoughts resolve with me to drench In mirth, that after no repenting draws; Let Euclid rest, and Archimedes pause, And what the Swede intend, and what the French.
Page 114 - ART: to encourage life assurance and other provident habits among authors and artists ; to render such assistance to both as shall never compromise their independence ; and to found a new Institution where honourable rest from arduous labour shall still be associated with the discharge of congenial duties.

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