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Сторінка 145 - Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, he said, was the only book that ever took him out of bed two hours sooner than he wished to rise.
Сторінка 10 - In English, initial capitals are to be given to proper names of persons and personifications, places, bodies, noted events, and periods ; to adjectives and other words derived from proper names when they have a direct reference to the person, place...
Сторінка 10 - A society is to be entered under the first word, not an article, of its corporate name, with references from any other name by which it is known, and from the name of the place where its headquarters are established.
Сторінка 43 - For many years a remarkable fact has been before my notice, and continually confirmed by a long experience in the Manchester Free Libraries, that schoolboys or students who took to novel reading to any great extent never made much progress in after-life. They neglected real practical life for a sensually imaginative one, and suffered accordingly from the enervating influence.
Сторінка 10 - English and French surnames beginning with a prefix (except the French de and d') are to be recorded under the prefix ; in other languages, under the word following.
Сторінка 150 - A curious heap of scorched leaves, previous to any treatment, and looking like a monster wasps' nest, may be seen in a glass case in the MS. department of the British Museum, showing the condition to which many other volumes had been reduced. Just a hundred years ago the mob, in the "Birmingham Riots," burnt the valuable library of Dr.
Сторінка 141 - The first is a quarto of seventy-two pages, and is entitled: "A discourse concerning Ireland and the different interests thereof, in answer to the Exon and Barnstaple petitions, showing that if a law were enacted to prevent the exportation of woollen manufactures from Ireland to foreign parts, what the consequences thereof would be both to England and Ireland." Published in London. The second is a MS. of ten pages, entitled : "To the Hon. the Commons of England in Parliament assembled. Reasons humbly...
Сторінка 151 - ... on show. I was allowed to see the Ruins on the following day, and by means of a ladder and some scrambling managed to enter the Sale Room where parts of the floor still remained. It was a fearful sight those scorched rows of Volumes still on the shelves; and curious was it to notice how the flames, burning off the backs of the books first, had then run up behind the shelves, and so attacked the foreedge of the volumes standing upon them, leaving the majority with a perfectly untouched oval centre...
Сторінка 22 - Poor" shall mean also any Persons authorized and required to make and collect the Rate for the Relief of the Poor of the Parish, and acting instead of Overseers of the Poor...
Сторінка 154 - venture of books," which, however, he only valued at £$oo. — " Life and Errors," p. 87. 1698. — A Dutch merchant, named Hudde,having made his fortune, resolved to devote the rest of his life to studying Chinese, and, being still a young man, sailed to China for the purpose of intimately acquainting himself with the details of Chinese government, as well as its history and literature. He was so fortunate as to have passed himself off for a Chinese, was raised to the dignity of a mandarin, and...