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" What do we, as a nation, care about books ? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses ? If a man spends lavishly on his library, you call him mad — a bibliomaniac. "
Lives of the Founders of the British Museum: With Notices of Its Chief ... - 718. oldal
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Book-lore: A Magazine Devoted to Old Time Literature, 1. kötet

1885
...copies in Wolfenbiittel of this rare edition. — Quarterly Review, Jan. 1879. " BIBLIOMANIAC." — If a man spends lavishly on his library, you call...horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you do not hear of people ruining themselves by their books. — RUSKIN, Sesame and Lilies,...

Works of John Ruskin: Sesame and lilies. Ethics of the dust. Crown of wild ...

John Ruskin - 1886
...longer. I will prove their truth to you, clause by clause. I. I say first we have despised literature. What do we, as a nation, care about books ? How much...horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you do not hear of people ruining themselves by their books. Or, to go lower still, how...

The Book-lover: A Guide to the Best Reading

James Baldwin - 1886 - 193 oldal
...compared with what we spend on our horses ? " asks another enthusiastic lover of books, already quoted. " If a man spends lavishly on his library, you call...But you never call any one a horsemaniac, though men rain themselves every day by their horses, and you do not hear of people ruining themselves by their...

Parry's Monthly Magazine, 3. kötet

1887
...history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life." "How much do you think we spend altogether on our...private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?" asks another enthusiastic lover of books, already quoted. "If a man spends lavishly on his library,...

The Book-lover: A Guide to the Best Reading

James Baldwin - 1886 - 193 oldal
...history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life." "How much do you think we spend altogether on our...private, as compared with what we spend on our horses ? " asks another enthusiastic lover of books, already quoted. " If a man spends lavishly on his library,...

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John Ruskin - 1887
...longer. I will prove their truth to you, clause by clause. I. I say first we have despised literature. What do we, as a nation, care about books ? How much...horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you do not hear of people ruining themselves by their books. Or, to go lower still, how...

The Works of John Ruskin: Sesame and lilies. The ethics of the dust. The ...

John Ruskin - 1887
...longer. I will prove their truth to you, clause by clause. I. I say first we have despised literature. What do we, as a nation, care about books ? How much...horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you do not hear of people ruining themselves by their books. Or, to go lower still, how...

The Contributor: Representing the Young Men's and Young Ladies ..., 9. kötet

1888
...entitled "King's Treasures," enters his protest against the English people despising literature. Says he: "What do we as a nation care about books? How much...horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses; and you do not hear of people ruining themselves by their books. Or, to go lower still, how...

The Writer's Handbook, a Guide to the Art of Composition, Embracing a ...

1888 - 555 oldal
...it frequently. In a sermou on " The Hiding Place," occur the following questions : — Again : — " What do we, as a nation, care about books ? How much...spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, aa compared with what we spend on our horses ?" — Rutkin. (ei By Ellipsis, or the omission of one...

Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, 2. kötet

1888
...and we are filthy and foolish enough to thumb each other's books out of circulating libraries. . . . How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public and private, as compared with what we spend on our horses?' The trade in light literature, and in cheap...




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