Songs of the Press and Other Poems, Relative to the Art of Printing

Songs of the Press and Other Poems, Relative to the Art of Printing

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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. 1833 edition. Excerpt: ...the King." Great God! Thy aid impart, Prosper our useful Art, We join to sing: May it extended be, To lands beyond the sea; Banish idolatry; Bless, Lord, our King! On Britain's favour'd isle, Thou, surely, Lord, did'st smile, And Printing brought! May we give thanks to Thee: May the Press e'er be free; And may each Briton see What thou hast wrought! By dark superstitions wild, Men's minds were long beguil'd, Till Printing came;--It shed a heav'nly light, Ignorance put to flight, O'er those in error's night Threw a bright flame! Ye pray, most righteous Lord, That Trade may be restor'd Throughout our land! May Printing flourish more Than e'er it did before! Grateful, well Thee adore, And bless thy hand. Britons! rejoice and sing--Long live our patriot King, And happy reign! May discord flee away; And each devoutly pray That God may, night and day, Bless King and Queen! Sept. 8, 1831. THE LONDON BOOKSELLERS; Or," What's in a name r"' Long hail to Longman and his longer Co., Pride of our city's Paternoster Row! Thy trade forego in novel trash romantic, And treat the world to something more gigantic. Let Underwood all essays sell on trees, On shrubs, or growth of brushwood, if he please; All works on brewing leave to Mr. Porter; To Boosey, temperance for his firm supporter. Leave to friend Bull all works on horned cattle, While Reid will teach the youthful mind to prattle; Give Bohn anatomy; give Mason sculpture; Gardiner's engrafted upon horticulture. For valuation tahles on the price of land, Why should we seek? since Byfield is at hand; For works on draining either hog or fen, In Marsh and Moore we have a choice of men. Give Sherwood tales of merry men, who stood, Finn to their rohhing, around Robin Hood. Ogle take optics--Miller, ...
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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236610393
  • 9781236610393