Chalcographimania; Or, The Portrait-collector and Printseller's Chronicle: With Infatuations of Every Description. A Humorous Poem. In Four Books. With Copious Notes Explanatory
R.S. Kirby, 1814 - 212 strán (strany)
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Strana 36 - That hath a mint of phrases in his brain : One, whom the music of his own vain tongue Doth ravish, like enchanting harmony...
Strana 57 - ... victims, is equally delightful and instructive : and chiefly so, because of his simplicity and frankness. He conceals nothing, palliates nothing; tells the whole story of his ridiculous iniquity, and leaves a Listing lesson to the whole tribe of credulous collectors, Shakspearian and others.
Strana 169 - Nescio quod certe est, quod me tibi temperat, astrum. Mille hominum species, et rerum discolor usus. Velle suum cuique est, nee voto vivitur uno...
Strana 73 - This matchless copy of the first book printed in the English language, belonged to Elizabeth Gray, Queen of Edward IV. Bought by the Duke of Devonshire for 10601. 10s. * No. 6353. The most Pytifull History of the Noble Appolyn, King of Thyre, 4to. MGL very rare. W. lie Worde, 1519.
Strana 59 - La langue des femmes est leur epee, et elles ne la laissent pas rouiller.
Strana 175 - Saunders the auctioneer was commissioned to go as far as one hundred, had the competitorship continued. In addition to this chair mania, I have recently been informed that the spectacles of Huntington and every other article produced similar exorbitant sums, whilst it is asserted that a waggon of the prophet's was purchased by a farmer, who was one of his most zealous followers, for no less a sum than one thousand two hundred pounds.
Strana 72 - No. 6349. The veray trew History of the valiant Knight Jason, fol. Russia. Andewarpe, by Gerard Leea, 1492." Of this very rare edition no other copy is known. Bought by the Duke of Devonshire for 94l. 10s. " 6350. The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye, by Raolue le Fevrc, translated and printed by William Caxton, fol. B-. M. Colen 1473.
Strana 91 - ... house, adding, that she was the ugliest woman he ever beheld—" That," replied his lordship, " is my
Strana 174 - Peutonville, where among other precious relics of this saint among the ranters, producing extraordinary sums, an old arm-chair must particularly stand recorded, which, although not intrinsically worth fifty shillings, was knocked down to a devotee for sixty pounds, whilst Saunders the auctioneer was commissioned to go as far as one hundred, had the competitorship continued.