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  • They had a huge kitchen in which feasts were occasionally prepared, libraries filled with old books occasionally read, velvet-draped studies decorated with French furniture, stables with expensive horses, game parlors, and dozens of bedrooms.

    SNOW

  • There are many Philadelphias on the map and mentioned in the old books . . . but in this era, this one is in the new empire.

    Surrender the Dark

  • There is proof, in the writings of other Independents and Sectaries, that Milton's jocular specimens of the imprimaturs in old books had taken hold of the popular fancy.

    The Life of John Milton

  • A few years later, when Jay Gould was hard up (he had left school and was making a map of Delaware County), John Burroughs helped him out by buying two old books of him, paying him eighty cents.

    Our Friend John Burroughs

  • He made large collections of old books and manuscripts, and wrote and ed. several works of importance and authority, including The Woorkes of Geoffrey

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • We have a professorship of Modern Languages and with the exception of a broken copy of Voltaires Works and some old books of controversy between the Catholics and Protestants presented many years ago by Gautier of Elizabeth in Bladen have hardly a French work — in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese we have nothing.

    Letter from Elisha Mitchell to the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, September 1836

  • She was always available to discuss my thoughts and fears, and later, when I could finally read at about six years of age, She led me to find a lot of answers in old books found in my grandmother’s bookcase, at school, and downtown at the Salt Lake City Public Library, which became my home away from home once I got a library card.

    Roseanne Archy

  • These great teachers converted his passion for reading into more serious habits of study; and, in order to profit more by their lessons, he often spent his leisure hours in the libraries of the city and sought out old books of value in the cases of the dealers along the Quays.

    Balzac

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