A Biographical Sketch of Sir Anthony Panizzi, K.C.B., LL.D., Etc., Late Principal Librarian, British Museum

Asher, 1873 - 87 páginas

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Página 1 - I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which, as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto.
Página 1 - When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought...
Página ii - The works touching books are two: first libraries, which are as the shrines where all the relics of the ancient saints, full of true virtue and that without delusion or imposture, are preserved and reposed...
Página 26 - See, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O, that I were a glove upon that hand, That I might touch that cheek ! Jul.
Página 84 - Society in 1880, and the Honorary Degree of DCL was conferred on him by the University of Oxford in 1881.
Página 42 - They are called the King's Pamphlets; and in value, I believe, the whole world could not parallel them. If you were to take all the collections of works on the Civil War, of which I have ever heard notice, I believe you would not get a set of works so valuable as those.
Página 70 - A Reading-Room, of ample dimensions, might have stood in the centre, and been surrounded on all four sides by galleries for the books, communicating with each other and lighted from the top." A little further on, however, he half retracts his own suggestion, remarking, " So much has been expended on the great quadrangle, that it might seem barbarous to propose filling up the square, as ought to have been originally done." The grand conception of the cupola, by which architectural effect...
Página 58 - Each person has a space of 4 feet 3 inches long. He is screened from the opposite occupant by a longitudinal division, which is fitted with a hinged desk, graduated on sloping racks, and a folding-shelf for spare books.
Página 58 - Dome-room will contain 80,000 volumes. Two lifts are placed at convenient stations for the purpose of raising the books to the level of the several gallery floors. The bookcases are of novel and simple construction, the uprights or standards being formed of malleable iron galvanized and framed together, having fillets of beech inserted between the iron to receive the brass pins upon which the shelves rest. The framework of the book-cases forms the support for the iron perforated floors of the gallery...
Página 44 - Whatever be the judgment formed on points at issue, the minutes of evidence must be admitted to contain frequent proofs of the acquirements and abilities, the manifestation of which in subordinate office led to Mr. Panizzi's promotion to that which he now holds under circumstances which, in our opinion, founded on documentary evidence, did credit to the Trustees of the day...

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