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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
szerző: Edward Edwards - 1870 - 780 oldal
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Sesame and Lilies: Three Lectures

John Ruskin - 1891 - 182 oldal
...I will prove their truth to you, clause by clause. 32. 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 Complete Works of John Ruskin, 6. kötet

John Ruskin - 1891
...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...

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

1891
...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, ami in cheap...

Selections from Ruskin: On Reading and Other Subjects

John Ruskin, Edwin Ginn - 1892 - 148 oldal
...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...

Popular Studies of Nineteenth Century Poets

Marshall Mather - 1892 - 184 oldal
...even if true. As an example of satire take the following from Ruskin : ' If a man spends lavishly upon his library you call him mad — a bibliomaniac. But you never call a man a horsemaniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you don't hear of people...

Why, When, how and what We Ought to Read

James Louis O'Neil - 1893 - 135 oldal
...their own literary possessions lightly and deliberately, with no chance of tearing or dogs' ears. . . . How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries,...horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you do not hear of people ruining themselves by their books.'' 7 " Let us pity," said Henry...

The Library of Choice Literature and Encyclopædia of Universal Authorship ...

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Charles Gibbon - 1893
...саго about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on onr libraries, public or privat«, »8 compared with what we spend on our horses ? If a man...you call him mad,— a bibliomaniac. But you never call_ one a horsemaniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you do not hear...

Essays and Letters: Selected from the Writings of John Ruskin : with ...

John Ruskin - 1894 - 441 oldal
...will prove their truth to you, clause by clause. 32. 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...

Sesame and lillies, Unto the last, Queen of the air

John Ruskin - 1894
...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...spends lavishly on his library, you call him mad — a biblio-ruauiac. But you never call any one a horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by...

Selections from Ruskin ...

John Ruskin - 1895 - 148 oldal
...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...




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