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An Essay On Printing An Essay On Printing

An Essay On Printing
AN ESSAY ON PRINTING, BY WILLIAM MORRIS AND EMERY WALKER, FROM ARTS AND CRAFTS ESSAYS BY MEMBERS OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION SOCIETY. Printing, in the only sense with which we are at present(11) concerned, differs from most if not from all the arts and crafts represented in the exhibition in being comparatively modern. For although the Chinese took impressions from wood blocks engraved in relief for centuries before the wood-cutters of the Netherlands, by a similar process, produced the block books, which were the immediate predecessors of the true printed book, the invention of movable metal letters in the... Essays - Post by : Diana_RG - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 3044

The Ideal Book The Ideal Book

The Ideal Book
THE IDEAL BOOK: AN ADDRESS BY WILLIAM MORRIS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, MDCCCXCIII. By the Ideal Book, I suppose we are to understand a book not limited by commercial exigencies of price: we can do what we like with it, according to what its nature, as a book, demands of art. But we may conclude, I think, that its matter will limit us somewhat; a work on differential calculus, a medical work, a dictionary, a collection of a statesman’s speeches, or a treatise on manures, such books, though they might be handsomely and well printed, would scarcely receive... Essays - Post by : dgammon - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 3058

The Tale Of King Coustans The Emperor The Tale Of King Coustans The Emperor

The Tale Of King Coustans The Emperor
This tale telleth us that there was erewhile an Emperor of Byzance, which as now is called Constantinople; but anciently it was called Byzance. There was in the said city an Emperor; pagan he was, and was held for wise as of his law. He knew well enough of a science that is called Astronomy, and he knew withal of the course of the stars, and the planets, and the moon: and he saw well in the stars many marvels, and he knew much of other things wherein the paynims much study, and in the lots they trow,... Short Stories - Post by : earnonline - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 2250

The Friendship Of Amis And Amile The Friendship Of Amis And Amile

The Friendship Of Amis And Amile
In the time of Pepin King of France was a child born in the Castle of Bericain of a noble father of Alemaine who was of great holiness. The father and the mother promised to God, and Saint Peter and Saint Paul as they had none other child, that if God gave it life, they would bear it to Rome to baptism. At the same time came a vision to a Count of Alverne, whose wife was big with child by it seemed that the Apostle of Rome was baptizing many children in his palace and confirming them with chrism.... Short Stories - Post by : Brett - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 912

The Tale Of King Florus And The Fair Jehane The Tale Of King Florus And The Fair Jehane

The Tale Of King Florus And The Fair Jehane
Here telleth the tale of a king who had to name King Florus of Ausay. A full good knight was he and a gentleman of high lineage. The said King Florus of Ausay took to wife the daughter of the Prince of Brabant, who was a woman very gentle, and of great line: and a right fair maid was she when he wedded her and dainty of body and fashion; and saith the tale that she was but of fifteen years when the King Florus took her, and he but of seventeen. A full good life they lived,... Short Stories - Post by : Chris_Margetis - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 2076

The History Of Over Sea The History Of Over Sea

The History Of Over Sea
In years bygone was a Count of Ponthieu, who loved much chivalry and the world, and was a much valiant man and a good knight. In the same times was a Count of St. Pol, who held all the country, and was lord thereof, and a man much valiant. He had no heir of his flesh of he was sore grieving; but a sister he had, a much good dame, and a valiant woman of much avail, who was Dame of Dontmart in Ponthieu. The said dame had a son, Thibault by name, who was heir of the country... Short Stories - Post by : zonker - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 3413

The Tables Turned Or, Nupkins Awakened The Tables Turned Or, Nupkins Awakened

The Tables Turned Or, Nupkins Awakened
THE TABLES TURNED; or, Nupkins Awakened A Socialist Interlude BY WILLIAM MORRIS AUTHOR OF 'THE EARTHLY PARADISE.' As for the first time played at the Hall of the Socialist League on Saturday October 15, 1887 ORIGINAL CAST. DRAMATIS PERSONAE--PART I. Mr. La-di-da (found guilty of swindling) . . . H. BARTLETT. Mr. Justice Nupkins . . . W. BLUNDELL. Mr. Hungary, Q.C. (Counsel for the Prosecution) . . . W. H. UTLEY. Sergeant Sticktoit (Witness for Prosecution) . . . JAMES ALLMAN. Constable Potlegoff (Witness for Prosecution) . . . H. B. TARLETON. Constable Strongithoath (Witness for Prosecution) . . .... Plays - Post by : bwise - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 909

The Story Of The Unknown Church The Story Of The Unknown Church

The Story Of The Unknown Church
I was the master-mason of a church that was built more than six hundred years ago; it is now two hundred years since that church vanished from the face of the earth; it was destroyed utterly,--no fragment of it was left; not even the great pillars that bore up the tower at the cross the choir used to join the nave. No one knows now even where it stood, only in this very autumn-tide, if you knew the place, you would see the heaps made by the earth-covered ruins heaving the yellow corn into glorious waves, so that the... Short Stories - Post by : diveman - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 2223

Lindenborg Pool Lindenborg Pool

Lindenborg Pool
I read once in lazy humour Thorpe's _Northern Mythology_ on a cold May night when the north wind was blowing; in lazy humour, but when I came to the tale that is here amplified there was something in it that fixed my attention and made me think of it; and whether I would or no, my thoughts ran in this way, as here follows. So I felt obliged to write, and wrote accordingly, and by the time I had done the grey light filled all my room; so I put out my candles, and went to bed, not without fear and... Short Stories - Post by : harber - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 3240

Svend And His Brethren Svend And His Brethren

Svend And His Brethren
A king in the olden time ruled over a mighty nation: a proud man he must have been, any man who was king of that nation: hundreds of lords, each a prince over many people, sat about him in the council chamber, under the dim vault, that was blue like the vault of heaven, and shone with innumerable glistenings of golden stars. North, south, east, and west spread that land of his, the sea did not stop it; his empire clomb the high mountains, and spread abroad its arms over the valleys of them; all along the sea-line shore cities set... Short Stories - Post by : Dream_Weaver - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 796

The Churches Of North France The Churches Of North France

The Churches Of North France
I--SHADOWS OF AMIENS Not long ago I saw for the first time some of the churches of North France; still more recently I saw them for the second time; and, remembering the love I have for them and the longing that was in me to see them, during the time that came between the first and second visit, I thought I should like to tell people of some of those things I felt when I was there;--there among those mighty tombs of the long-dead ages. And I thought that even if I could say nothing else about these grand churches, I... Short Stories - Post by : uniquelyit - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 1694

Earthly Paradise: August: Ogier The Dane Earthly Paradise: August: Ogier The Dane

Earthly Paradise: August: Ogier The Dane
ARGUMENT. When Ogier was born, six fay ladies came to the cradle where he lay, and gave him various gifts, as to be brave and happy and the like; but the sixth gave him to be her love when he should have lived long in the world: so Ogier grew up and became the greatest of knights, and at last, after many years, fell into the hands of that fay, and with her, as the story tells, he lives now, though he returned once to the world, as is shown in the process of this tale.... Poems - Post by : millionaire - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 1382

Earthly Paradise: August: Pygmalion And The Image Earthly Paradise: August: Pygmalion And The Image

Earthly Paradise: August: Pygmalion And The Image
ARGUMENT.A man of Cyprus, a sculptor named Pygmalion, made an image of a woman, fairer than any that had yet been seen, and in the end came to love his own handiwork as though it had been alive: wherefore, praying to Venus for help, he obtained his end, for she made the image alive indeed, and a woman, and Pygmalion wedded her. At Amathus, that from the southern side Of Cyprus, looks across the Syrian sea, There did in ancient time a man abide Known to the island-dwellers, for that he Had wrought most... Poems - Post by : justcarlott7 - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 2277

Earthly Paradise: August Earthly Paradise: August

Earthly Paradise: August
Across the gap made by our English hinds, Amidst the Roman's handiwork, behold Far off the long-roofed church; the shepherd binds The withy round the hurdles of his fold; Down in the foss the river fed of old, That through long lapse of time has grown to be The little grassy valley that you see. Rest here awhile, not yet the eve is still, The bees are wandering yet, and you may hear The barley mowers on the trenched hill, The sheep-bells, and the restless changing weir, All... Poems - Post by : chuck - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 3080

Earthly Paradise: July: The Watching Of The Falcon Earthly Paradise: July: The Watching Of The Falcon

Earthly Paradise: July: The Watching Of The Falcon
ARGUMENT. The case of this falcon was such, that whoso watched it without sleeping for seven days and seven nights, had his first wish granted him by a fay lady, that appeared to him thereon; and some wished one thing, and some another. But a certain king, who watched the falcon daily, would wish for nought but the love of that fay; which wish being accomplished, was afterwards his ruin. Across the sea a land there is, Where, if fate will, may men have bliss, For it is fair as any land: There hath the reaper... Poems - Post by : tanya_curry - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 2585

Earthly Paradise: July: The Son Of Croesus Earthly Paradise: July: The Son Of Croesus

Earthly Paradise: July: The Son Of Croesus
ARGUMENT.Croesus, King of Lydia, dreamed that he saw his son slain by an iron weapon, and though by every means he strove to avert this doom from him, yet thus it happened, for his son was slain by the hand of the man who seemed least of all likely to do the deed. Of Croesus tells my tale, a king of old In Lydia, ere the Mede fell on the land, A man made mighty by great heaps of gold, Feared for the myriads strong of heart and hand That 'neath his banners wrought... Poems - Post by : phillipstoyota - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 957

Earthly Paradise: July Earthly Paradise: July

Earthly Paradise: July
Fair was the morn to-day, the blossom's scent Floated across the fresh grass, and the bees With low vexed song from rose to lily went, A gentle wind was in the heavy trees, And thine eyes shone with joyous memories; Fair was the early morn, and fair wert thou, And I was happy--Ah, be happy now! Peace and content without us, love within That hour there was, now thunder and wild rain, Have wrapped the cowering world, and foolish sin, And nameless pride, have made us wise in vain;... Poems - Post by : studog - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 1729

Earthly Paradise: June: The Lady Of The Land Earthly Paradise: June: The Lady Of The Land

Earthly Paradise: June: The Lady Of The Land
ARGUMENT.A certain man having landed on an island in the Greek Sea found there a beautiful damsel, whom he would fain have delivered from a strange and dreadful doom, but failing herein, he died soon afterwards. It happened once, some men of Italy Midst the Greek Islands went a sea-roving, And much good fortune had they on the sea: Of many a man they had the ransoming, And many a chain they gat, and goodly thing; And midst their voyage to an isle they came, Whereof my story keepeth not the name.... Poems - Post by : chensf - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 1025

Earthly Paradise: June: The Love Of Alcestis Earthly Paradise: June: The Love Of Alcestis

Earthly Paradise: June: The Love Of Alcestis
ARGUMENT Admetus, King of Pherae in Thessaly, received unwittingly Apollo as his servant, by the help of whom he won to wife Alcestis, daughter of Pelias: afterwards too, as in other things, so principally in this, Apollo gave him help, that when he came to die, he obtained of the Fates for him, that if another would die willingly in his stead, then he should live still; and when to every one else this seemed impossible, Alcestis gave her life for her husband's. Midst sunny grass-clad meads that slope adown To lake Boebeis stands an... Poems - Post by : james_allen - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 1435

Earthly Paradise: June Earthly Paradise: June

Earthly Paradise: June
O June, O June, that we desired so, Wilt thou not make us happy on this day? Across the river thy soft breezes blow Sweet with the scent of beanfields far away, Above our heads rustle the aspens grey, Calm is the sky with harmless clouds beset, No thought of storm the morning vexes yet. See, we have left our hopes and fears behind To give our very hearts up unto thee; What better place than this then could we find By this sweet stream that knows not of... Poems - Post by : indycine - Date : September 2011 - Author : William Morris - Read : 2781