The Child's Own Book

The Child's Own Book

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...foremost in the battle, and dared to do what others dared not think of." "He must have been brave," said George. "How I should like to remind you, if we had time, of what had been occurring in England while Caxton was away. The wars of the White and Bed Boses had begun--brother fought against brother, father against son; trade was neglected, homes were deserted, and the land left uncultivated--the cruelties and horrors of civil war had visited our now happy and prosperous country. But we must hasten on. Charles the Bold married Margaret, sister of the Queen of England. Caxton, previously to her marriage, and afterwards, was in her service; and while in it was troubled at the idle life which was almost forced upon him, and suited very badly with his industrious habits. He determined, that he might pass his time profitably, to translate a book. Ho proceeded some distance in it, but thinking his translation bad he gave it up, and for two years did not again touch it. One day his royal mistress sent for him, that she might have a little talk with him. He went, and after a while, with great modesty and misgiving, he showed to her what he had done; and she, correcting him in his English, commanded him to finish it, which he did. While in the court of his royal countrywoman it is thought that he saw some of those first printed books which were beginning to make such a stir in Germany and the places about; and his practical mind saw at once of what vast use printing could be made in trade. He fell in with some of the printers who had been dispersed when Mentz was besieged and taken." "What, with GuttenbergP" asked Lizzy, pleased to think that perhaps she was again to hear of the man in whom before she was so much interested....
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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236596714
  • 9781236596710