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They say the lion and the lizard keep
The courts where Jamshÿd gloried and drank deep.

René Bull, from Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, rendered into English by  Edward FitzGerald, London, 1913.

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They say the lion and the lizard keep
The courts where Jamshÿd gloried and drank deep.

René Bull, from Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, rendered into English by Edward FitzGerald, London, 1913.

(Source: archive.org)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Shuffling

This is a term used in the Warehouse; and is part of the process of Knocking-up, when the paper is laid in heaps, after having been taken down from the poles, to make it lie even at the edges. It is performed by taking hold of a few quires of the paper loosely at the sides, and holding the far side a little lower than that next the body, upon the table, when, shaking both hands, it gradually projects the lower sheets; then lifting it up and bending it a little, it is let drop on its edge upon the table; by repeating this process two or three times, the parcel becomes even at the edges, and is in a fit state to be piled away. It is a process in which expertness can only be acquired by practice, and observation.

From A Dictionary of the Art of Printing, by William Savage, London, 1841.

Sunday March 30 2014 — 22 notes
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At ten o’clock I was there.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

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At ten o’clock I was there.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, March 29, 2014
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She stood up, unable to keep still any longer. The deputy paid for the drinks.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

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She stood up, unable to keep still any longer. The deputy paid for the drinks.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, March 29, 2014
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She collapsed, her cries broken with sobs.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

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She collapsed, her cries broken with sobs.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

(Source: archive.org)

Saturday, March 29, 2014
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He cast furtive side glances at his visitor.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

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He cast furtive side glances at his visitor.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, March 28, 2014
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At the Odéon, forgetting her jealousy, Victorine enjoyed herself very much.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

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At the Odéon, forgetting her jealousy, Victorine enjoyed herself very much.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, March 28, 2014
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A few minutes later the young officer was on the saddle.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

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A few minutes later the young officer was on the saddle.

A. Foa (?), from La petite arlésienne (The little woman from Arles) vol. 2, by Maxime Valoris, Paris, 1895.

(Source: archive.org)

Friday, March 28, 2014