Transactions and Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Library Association of the United Kingdom

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Printed at the Chiswick Press by C. Whittingham and Company, 1879

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Сторінка 105 - It seems, then, as if some charitable soul, after losing a great deal of time among the false books, and alighting upon a few true ones which made him happy and wise, would do a right act in naming those which have been bridges or ships to carry him safely over dark morasses and barren oceans, into the heart of sacred cities, into palaces and temples.
Сторінка 66 - the index of a book should be made by the author ; anybody can do the rest of it." Every name and topic that can possibly become an object of research should be made into an indexentry. Each section should have its own index, and each index-entry should be separately stereotyped, so as to allow of every needful manipulation. The preparation of the indexes could go on concurrently with the printing. The...
Сторінка 70 - On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles ; and they were read before the king.
Сторінка 49 - The Three Towns' Bibliotheca : a Catalogue of Books, Pamphlets, Papers, etc., written by natives thereof ; published therein ; or relating thereto ; with brief biographical notices of the principal authors : by RN Worth.
Сторінка 105 - I alluded to above, that the main use of Universities in the present age is that, after you have done with all your classes, the next thing is a collection of books, a great library of good books, which you proceed to study and to read. What the Universities can mainly do for you, — what I have found the University did for me, is, That it taught me to read, in various languages, in various sciences ; so that I could go into the books which treated of these things, and gradually penetrate into any...
Сторінка 32 - The sole hope for literature depended on the Latin language; and I do not see why that should not have been lost, if three circumstances in the prevailing religious system, all of which we are justly accustomed to disapprove, had not conspired to maintain it, — the papal supremacy, the monastic institutions, and the use of a Latin liturgy, 1.
Сторінка 105 - Gentlemen, whatever you may think of these historical points, the clearest and most imperative duty lies on every one of you to be assiduous in your reading. Learn to be good readers, — which is perhaps a more difficult thing than you imagine. Learn to be discriminative in your reading; to read faithfully, and with your best attention, all kinds of things...
Сторінка 119 - ... for the use of the blind, engravings, photographs, and albums containing photographs, pictures, drawings, plans, maps, catalogues, prospectuses, announcements and notices of various kinds, printed, engraved, lithographed or autographed, and...
Сторінка 105 - In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends, but they are imprisoned by an enchanter in these paper and leathern boxes; and though they know us, and have been waiting two, ten, or twenty centuries for us, — some of them, — and are eager to give us a sign, and unbosom themselves, it is the law of their limbo that they must not speak until spoken to; and as the enchanter has dressed them like battalions of infantry in coat and jacket of one cut, by the thousand and ten thousand,...
Сторінка 105 - Universities have mainly done — what I have found the University did for me, was that it taught me to read in various languages and various sciences, so that I could go into the books that treated of these things, and try anything I wanted to make myself master of gradually, as I found it suit me.

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