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" What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries, public or private, as compared with what we spend on our horses? "
The Contributor: Representing the Young Men's and Young Ladies' Mutual ... - Page 270
1888
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Pre-Raphaelitism

John Ruskin - Pre-Raphaelitism - 1865 - 56 pages
...say first we have despised literature. What do we, as a nation, care about books 1 How much do yon think we spend altogether on our libraries, public...with what we spend on our horses ? If a man spends ', f lavishly on his library, you call him mad — a biblio-maniac. But you never call any one a horse-maniac,...
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Sesame and Lilies: Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1867
...longer. I will prove their truth to you, clause by clause. I. I say first we have despised literature. What do we, as a nation, care about books ? How much...altogether on our libraries, public or private, as com-' pared with what we spend on our horses ? If a man spends lavishly on his library, you call him...
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Lives of the Founders of the British Museum: With Notices of Its ..., Volume 2

Edward Edwards - Book collectors - 1870 - 780 pages
...PBOJICTOU. GROS LET'S IDEA OF 8F.VEH1HO THEMuSF.L'H CoLLECTIONS, 1765. RECONSTRUCTORS AND PROJECTORS. 'What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much...Horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their losses, and you do not hear of people ruining themselves by their books. Or, to go lower still, how...
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Lives of the Founders of the British Museum: With Notices of Its ..., Volume 1

Edward Edwards - Book collectors - 1870 - 780 pages
...VII. RECONSTRUCTORS AND PROJECTORS. • What do we, at a nation, can about book* ? How •nch do JOB think we spend altogether on our Libraries, public...spend on our horses': If a man spends lavishly on Ins Ldbrarv, voll call him mad. — a Bibliomaniac. But you never call any one a Horse maniac, though...
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Sesame and Lilies: Two Lectures Delivered at Manchester in 1864

John Ruskin - Books and reading - 1872 - 119 pages
...prove their truth to you, clause by clause. I. I say first we have despised literature. What do we, i\s a nation, care about books ? How much do you think...horses ? If a man spends • '"•' lavishly OH his library, you call hini mad—a biblio-maniac. But you never call any one a horse-maniac, though...
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Gleanings for the Curious from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - Literary curiosa - 1874 - 864 pages
...bibliomaniac, in his Sesame and Li/ifs. Wo have despised literature. What do we, as a nation, care ahout books? How much do you think we spend altogether on...call him mad — a bibliomaniac. But you never call one a horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses ; and you do not hear of people...
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GLEANINGS FOR THE CURIOUS FROM THE HARVEST-FIELDS OF LITERATURE

1875
...Ruskin vigorously defends the bibliomaniac, in his Sesame and Lilies. We have despised , literature. What do we, as a nation, care about books? How much...call him mad — a bibliomaniac. But you never call one a horse-maniac, though men^ ruin themselves , 754 LITER ART AN A. every day by their horses ; and...
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The Complete Poems of Sir John Davies, Volume 2

Sir John Davies - 1876
...RUSKIN, LL.D. " / say we have despised literature ; what do we, as a nation, care about books f fftna much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries,...call him mad — a bibliomaniac. But you never call one a horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you do not hear of people...
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The Best of Husbands

James Payn - 1876
...JOHN RUSKIN, LL.D. " / wv we have despised literature ; what do we, as a nation, curt about boots f How much do you think we spend altogether on our libraries,...his library, you call him mad — a bibliomaniac. Rut you never call one a horse-maniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you...
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The Poetical Works of Laman Blanchard

Laman Blanchard - 1876 - 359 pages
...WIN BUS'S Hist of 1 ON BOOKS AND BOOK-BUYERS. BY. JOHN RUSKIN. "/ say we have despised literature ; what do we, as a nation, care about books ? How much...or private, as compared with what we spend on our horset f If a man spends lavishly on his library, you call him mad — a bibliomaniac. But you never...
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