The compositor's handbook

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T. Ford, 1854 - Printing - 262 pages
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Page 214 - WISDOM crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets : she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Page 35 - Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor : suit the action to the word, the word to the action ; with this special observance, that you o'erstep not the modesty of nature...
Page 239 - 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 224 - Aries the Ram, Taurus the Bull, Gemini the Twins, Cancer the Crab, Leo the Lion, Virgo the Virgin, Libra the Balance, Scorpio the Scorpion, Sagittarius the Archer, Capricornus the Goat, Aquarius the Waterbearer, and Pisces the Fishes...
Page 106 - PAGES. EACH person in the companionship must lay down his pages properly on the stone for imposition. The compositor, whose turn it is to impose, looks them over to see if they are rightly placed; should they, after this examination...
Page 214 - It is, however, very proper to begin with a capital, - • 1. The first word of every book, chapter, letter, note, or any other piece of writing. 2. The first word after a period j and, if the two sentences are totally independent, after a note of interrogation or exclamation.
Page 193 - Parties, above the dimensions of Crown, whether table or common matter, to be paid the double of common matter; on Crown and under, to be paid one and one half common matter. The indorse to be paid one fourth of the inside page, as common matter. 23. All corrections to be paid Grf.
Page 186 - Is. per sheet ; but under the above proportion no charge to be made. Bottom notes consisting of ten lines, or two notes, though not amounting to ten lines, in a pamphlet of five sheets or under, and not exceeding two pages, to be paid 1s.
Page 228 - Almost every word has an accent, but very seldom has more than one ; and when this happens, it is an acute thrown back upon the last syllable from one of those words called enclitics, which, in that case, has none, unless it be followed by another enclitic. In no other case than this can a last syllable have an acute accent, except before a full point, colon, or note of interrogation, when the grave accent...
Page 214 - Alas! how different! yet how like the same!" 3. The appellations of the Deity: as, "God, Jehovah, the Almighty, the Supreme Being, the Lord, Providence, the Messiah, the Holy Spirit." 4. Proper names of persons, places, streets, mountains, rivers, ships : as, " George, York, the Strand, the Alps, the Thames, the Seahorse.

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