If he led them out of rooms where it was, if he shut up drawers and closets where it stood, if he drew the curious from places where he knew it to be secreted, and got them out into the streets, the very chimneys of the mills assumed that shape, and round them was the printed word
He could curl up and look at the pictures in the strange things which were books, he could puzzle out the printed word
he had learned to read without knowledge of the spoken language it represented, he could live in a wonderful world of which he had no knowledge beyond the covers of his beloved books.
How the printed words
made us forget the world in which we live, and carried us away to a wonderland,
was written as plainly upon Taylor's face as though his features were the printed words
upon an open book.
A strange name wakes up memories; the printed words
scent the smoky atmosphere of to-day faintly, with the subtle and penetrating perfume as of land breezes breathing through the starlight of bygone nights; a signal fire gleams like a jewel on the high brow of a sombre cliff; great trees, the advanced sentries of immense forests, stand watchful and still over sleeping stretches of open water; a line of white surf thunders on an empty beach, the shallow water foams on the reefs; and green islets scattered through the calm of noonday lie upon the level of a polished sea, like a handful of emeralds on a buckler of steel.
She was mystified; but when she saw the printed words
beneath her signature, she felt a cold, clammy chill run up her spine.
The pages of his mind were blank, and, without effort, much he read and liked, stanza by stanza, was impressed upon those pages, so that he was soon able to extract great joy from chanting aloud or under his breath the music and the beauty of the printed words
he had read.
In addition, Lemaire needed broader public support, which he hoped to gain with the printed word
just as the king used print to foster his political purposes.
The importance of Scribner's study strikes the reader on the very first page: "The role played by printing is undeniable, but over-concentration on the printed word
may seriously distort our understanding of how Reformation ideas spread among the population at large" (1).