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" A great number of them which purchased these superstitious mansions, reserved those library books, some to serve their jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soapsellers, and some they sent over... "
The History and Annals of Northallerton, Yorkshire: With Notes and ... - Page 49
by Joseph Lemuel Saywell - 1885 - 231 pages
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The Antiquities of England and Wales, Volume 1

Francis Grose - 1782 - 370 pages
...some to rub their boots ; some they sold to the grocer and soap-seller; and some they sent over sea, to the book-binders, not in small numbers ; but, at times, whole ships full : yea, the universities of this realm are not at all clear in this detestable fact. But cursed is that...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 20

1812 - 532 pages
...books, some to serve their jakes, some to scoure their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots, and some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to book-binders, not in small numbers, but at times whole ships full. Yea, the universities...
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The Life and Acts of John Whitgift, D.D., the Third and Last Lord Archbishop ...

John Strype - 1821 - 592 pages
...some to rub their boots; some they sold to the " grocers and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to " the bookbinders : not in small numbers, but at times " whole ships full, to the wondering of foreign nations." And he said he knew a merchant that bought two noble libraries...
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The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker: The life and acts of Matthew Parker ...

John Strype - 1821 - 556 pages
...libraries: Gift. « some to serve their Jakes, some to scour their candle" sticks, some to rub their boots; some they sold to the " grocers and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to " the bookbinders: not in small numbers, but at times " whole ships full, to the wondering...
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Historical and Biographical Works: The life and acts of Matthew Parker. 1821

John Strype - 1821 - 558 pages
...libraries ; GUt " some to serve their Jakes, some to scour their candle" sticks, some to rub their boots ; some they sold to the " grocers and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to " the bookbinders : not in small numbers, but at times " whole ships full, to the wondering...
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A History of the Church and Priory of Swine in Holderness ...

Thomas Thompson - 1824 - 342 pages
...some to rub their boots; some they sold to the grocers, and soap sellers, and some they sent over sea, to the book-binders, not in small numbers, but at times, whole ships full: Yea, the universities of this realm, are not at all clear in this detestable fact. I know, says he,...
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Memoirs of the Reformation of England, by Constantius Archæophilus

Edward Hatton - 1826 - 274 pages
...library books, some to serve their jokes, some to scour their candlesticks, and to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soapsellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders ; not in small numbers, but at times whole ships full, to the wondering...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 2

1829 - 442 pages
...thereof, some to serve their jakes ; some to scour their candlesticks ; and some to rub their boots ; some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers ; and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small numbers, but at times whole ships' full. Even the universities...
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The Irish penny magazine

1833 - 222 pages
...books, some to serve their vilest uses, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots ; some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole ships' full to the wondering of...
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An inquiry into the nature and form of the books of the ancients; with a ...

John Hannett - 1837 - 254 pages
...some to rub their boots ; some they sold to the grocers and soap-sellers ; some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small numbers but at times whole ships full, to the wondering of the foreign nations. Yea, the universities of this realm are not all clear of this...
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