Part the first. History of libraries

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Trübner & Company, 1859

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Страница 383 - In that city are delightful libraries in cells redolent of aromatics ; there flourishing green-houses of all sorts of volumes ; there academic meads trembling with the earthquake of Athenian peripatetics pacing up and down ; there the promontories of Parnassus, and the porticos of the Stoics.
Страница 346 - It was a chosen plott of fertile land, Emongst wide waves sett, like a little nest, As if it had by Natures cunning hand Bene choycely picked out from all the rest, And laid forth for ensample of the best...
Страница 792 - Ewart, to report on the best means of ' extending the establishment of libraries freely open to the public, especially in large towns, in Great Britain and Ireland.
Страница 3 - I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men.
Страница 446 - for the purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts ; and for providing one General Repository for the better reception and more convenient use of the said collections ; and of the Cottonian Library, and of the additions thereto.
Страница 59 - If these writings of the Greeks agree with the book of God, they are useless, and need not be preserved; if they disagree, they are pernicious, and ought to be destroyed.
Страница 836 - Overseers' shall mean also any Persons authorized and required to make and collect or cause to be collected the Rate for the Relief of the Poor of the Parish, and acting instead of Overseers of the Poor: 'Vestry...
Страница 491 - Even as late as 1835, the House of Commons appointed a select committee to inquire into ". . . the origin, nature, extent and tendency of the Orange Institutions.
Страница 365 - As brokers in Longlane, when they buy an old suit, buy the linings together with the outside ; so it was conceived meet, that such as purchased the buildings of monasteries should, in the same grant, have the libraries (the stuffing thereof) conveyed unto them. And now these ignorant owners, so long as they might keep a ledger-book or terrier, by direction thereof to find such straggling acres as belonged unto them, thej cared not to preserve any other monuments.
Страница 445 - Now, desiring very much that these things, tending many ways to the manifestation of the glory of God, the confutation of atheism and its consequences, the use and improvement of physic and other arts and sciences, and benefit of mankind...