In the way of furniture, there is a stove with a voluminous funnel; an old pine desk with a three-legged stool beside it; two or three wooden-bottom chairs, exceedingly decrepit and infirm; and -- not to forget the library -- on some shelves, a score or two of volumes
of the Acts of Congress, and a bulky Digest of the Revenue laws.
To dispel the tedium of the hours which her husband found it necessary to devote to the processes of combination and analysis, Georgiana turned over the volumes
of his scientific library.
Month after month for the six years in which the "Editor's Study" continued in the keeping of its first occupant, its lesson was more or less stormily delivered, to the exclusion, for the greater part, of other prophecy, but it has not been found well to keep the tempestuous manner along with the fulminant matter in this volume
But the garland of graceful stories which gives name to the volume
, told by a party of girls on the evening of their assembling at school, are in the highest degree characteristic of the brother and sister who were ever so successful in imparting to others their own enjoyment of books and people.
Seeing that they were all blank leaves from this place to the end, I lifted the volume
by the back, and, as a last measure of precaution, shook it so as to dislodge any loose papers or cards which might have escaped my notice between the leaves.
For my part, following out Lyell's metaphor, I look at the natural geological record, as a history of the world imperfectly kept, and written in a changing dialect; of this history we possess the last volume
alone, relating only to two or three countries.
The sixth volume
of the 'Geological Transactions' contains two papers of mine on the Erratic Boulders and Volcanic Phenomena of South America.
Poets, of course, may be satisfactorily read in volumes
of, selections; but to me, at least, a book of brief extracts from twenty or a hundred prose authors is an absurdity.
My last visit had been to return the book she had lent me; and then it was that, in casually discussing the poetry of Sir Walter Scott, she had expressed a wish to see 'Marmion,' and I had conceived the presumptuous idea of making her a present of it, and, on my return home, instantly sent for the smart little volume
I had this morning received.
Those last," cries Jones, "are books I never saw, so if you please lend me one of those volumes
At his request I next collected the other papers--that is to say, the bundle of letters, the unfinished book and the volumes
of the Diary-- and enclosed them all in one wrapper, sealed with my own seal.
Max Beerbohm in a volume
of parodies entitled "A Christmas Garland," where I found myself in very good company.