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The first that Master Nicholas put into his hand was "The four books of Amadis of Gaul.
Nay, sir," said the barber, "I too, have heard say that this is the best of all the books of this kind that have been written, and so, as something singular in its line, it ought to be pardoned.
my only hope was to absorb myself, body and soul, in the books.
I have rummaged among the books here over and over again, and I know more about them than you do.
His Hiawatha was a new book during one of those terrible Lake Shore winters, but all the other poems were old friends with me by that time.
These first books we call Manuscripts, from the Latin words manus, a hand, and scribere, to write, for they were all written by hand.
There is, indeed, no such short cut to knowledge of each other as a talk about books.
Preparation by books had failed, owing to the doctor's infidel obstinacy.
Melville from early manhood indulged deeply in philosophical studies, and his fondness for discussing such matters is pointed out by Hawthorne also, in the 'English Note Books.
On table and chairs there lay heaps of books; everywhere were books and papers.
Stevenson's books are not for the shelf, they are for the hand; even when you lay them down, let it be on the table for the next comer.
Though he asked no one about it, reluctantly and with feigned indifference answered his friends' inquiries as to how the book was going, and did not even inquire of the booksellers how the book was selling, Sergey Ivanovitch was all on the alert, with strained attention, watching for the first impression his book would make in the world and in literature.
And to think my book is to be writ by the schoolmaster's grandson
Tom took his whipping and went back to his seat not at all broken-hearted, for he thought it was possible that he had unknowingly upset the ink on the spelling- book himself, in some skylarking bout -- he had denied it for form's sake and because it was custom, and had stuck to the denial from principle.
While Jones was kissing and mumbling the book, as if he had an excellent brown buttered crust in his mouth or as if he had really been a book-worm, or an author who had nothing to eat but his own works, a piece of paper fell from its leaves to the ground, which Partridge took up, and delivered to Jones, who presently perceived it to be a bank-bill.