The printers' assistant; containing a sketch of the history of printing, an essay on punctuation, typographical tables [&c.]. (Livre numérique Google)

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1810
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Page 8 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 26 - I propose to use for printing within , and which I require to be entered for that purpose, in pursuance of an Act passed in the thirty-ninth year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Third, entituled, " An Act for the more effectual suppression of societies established for seditious and treasonable purposes, and for better preventing treasonable and seditious practices.
Page 8 - As we perceive the shadow to have moved along the dial, but did not perceive it moving; and it appears that the grass has grown, though nobody ever saw it grow : so the advances we make in knowledge, as they consist of such minute steps, are only perceivable by the distance gone over.
Page 8 - The note of interrogation is used to show that a question is asked ; as, "What day of the month is this?" It likewise distinguishes a question from a sentence in the imperative mode ; as "Do you return ?" It requires a pause equal either to a semicolon or period, as the sense demands.
Page 25 - That, from and after the expiration of forty days from the day of passing this act, every person having any printing press, or types for printing, shall cause a notice thereof, signed in the presence of and attested by one witness, to be delivered to the clerk of the peace acting for the county, stewartry, riding, division, city, borough, town, or place, where the same shall be intended to be used, or his deputy, according to the form prescribed in the schedule hereunto annexed; and such clerk of...
Page 26 - ... whom he or she shall be employed to print the same ; and every person printing any paper for hire, reward, gain, or profit who shall omit or neglect to write, or cause to be written or printed as aforesaid, the name and place of his or her employer on one of such printed papers, or to keep or preserve the same for the space of six calendar months next after the printing thereof, or to produce and...
Page 25 - State; and every person who, not having delivered such notice, and obtained such certificate as aforesaid, shall, from and after the expiration of forty days next after the passing of this Act, keep or use any printing press or types for printing, or having delivered such notice and obtained such certificate as aforesaid, shall use any printing press or types for printing in any other place than the place expressed in such notice, shall forfeit and lose the sum of twenty pounds.
Page 7 - The sense of an author being the first object of reading, it will be necessary to inquire into those divisions and subdivisions of a sentence, which are employed to fix and ascertain its meaning : this leads us to a consideration of the doctrine of punctuation.
Page 21 - Is. 6d. per sheet. Cut-in Notes, in smaller type than the body, to be paid for in a similar manner.— Side and Bottom Notes to many, particularly historical and law works, if attended with more than ordinary trouble, to be settled between the employer and journeyman.
Page 20 - Notes are to be paid for according to their value. 12. Side Notes to Folios and Quartos not exceeding a broad quotation, if only chap, or date, and not exceeding three explanatory lines on an average in each page, to be paid Is.

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