A Book for All Readers: Designed as an Aid to the Collection, Use, and Preservation of Books, and the Formation of Public and Private Libraries
G. P. Putnam's sons, 1900 - 509 pages
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Page 403 - States, or resident therein, who shall be the author, inventor, designer, or proprietor of any book, map, chart, dramatic or musical composition, engraving, cut, print, or photograph or negative thereof, or of a painting, drawing, chromo, statue, statuary, and of models or designs intended to be perfected as works of the fine arts...
Page 424 - Blessings be with them — and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves, and nobler cares—- The Poets, who on earth have made us heirs Of truth and pure delight by heavenly lays ! Oh ! might my name be numbered among theirs, Then gladly would I end my mortal days.
Page 420 - Dreams, books, are each a world ; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good : Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
Page 420 - That place, that does Contain my books, the best companions, is To me a glorious court, where hourly I Converse with the old sages and philosophers ; And sometimes for variety I confer With kings and emperors, and weigh their counsels ; Calling their victories, if unjustly got, Unto a strict account ; and in my fancy, Deface their ill-placed statues.
Page 299 - And now I set on foot my first project of a public nature, that for a subscription library. I drew up the proposals, got them put into form by our great scrivener, Brockden, and, by the help of my friends in the Junto...
Page 428 - With awe, around these silent walks I tread; These are the lasting mansions of the dead:— " The dead," methinks a thousand tongues reply: " These are the tombs of such as cannot die ! " Crown'd with eternal fame, they sit sublime, " And laugh at all the little strife of time.
Page 425 - I LOVE my books as drinkers love their wine ; The more I drink, the more they seem divine ; With joy elate my soul in love runs o'er, And each fresh draught is sweeter than before ! Books bring me friends where'er on earth I be, — Solace of solitude, bonds of society. I love my books ! they are companions dear, Sterling in worth, in friendship most sincere ; Here talk I with the wise in ages gone, And with the nobly gifted in our own : If love, joy, laughter, sorrow please my mind, Love, joy, grief,...
Page 428 - This, Books can do; — nor this alone; they give New views to life, and teach us how to live. They soothe the grieved, the stubborn they chastise ; Fools they admonish, and confirm the wise : Their aid they yield to all; they never shun The man of sorrow, nor the wretch undone.
Page 292 - I CAN wonder at nothing more than how a man can be idle ; but of all others, a scholar ; in so many improvements of reason, in such sweetness of knowledge, in such variety of studies, in such importunity of thoughts : other artizans do but practise, we still learn ; others run still in the same gyre to weariness, to satiety ; our choice is infinite ; other labors require recreations ; our very labor recreates our sports ; we can never want either somewhat to do, or somewhat that we would do.