from The Century Dictionary.
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Ashur-bani-pal addresses him as "Nebo, the beneficent son, the director of the hosts of heaven and of earth, holder of the tablet of knowledge, bearer of the writing-reed of destiny, lengthener of days, vivifier of the dead, stablisher of light for the men who are troubled" (see tablet R.M. 132) In the reign of Sargon II the temple library of Nebo was probably housed in some building at or near Nabi
_Samvatsara-sandipa_, that Lakshmî is to be worshipped in the forenoon of that day with flowers, perfumes, rice, and water; that due honour is to be paid to inkstand and writing-reed, and no writing to be done.
Ramayana. English Valmiki 1866
He is good for naught now but to throw away his lance and hold a writing-reed in hand instead. "
The Well of Saint Clare Anatole France 1884