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"DEAR SIR--Please advertise a series of twelve Racy Prints, from my fertile pencil, entitled, 'Scenes of Modern Prison Life,' by Thersites Junior.
"So true is it, senor," said Samson, "that my belief is there are more than twelve thousand volumes of the said history in print this very day.
"We can't have it printed. We'll just have to write it out--we can buy foolscap from the teacher."
In the preface Caxton tells us how, after he had printed some other books, many gentlemen came to him to ask him why he did not print a history of King Arthur, "which ought most to be remembered among us Englishmen afore all the Christian kings; to whom I answered that diverse men hold opinion that there was no such Arthur, and all such books as be made of him be but fained matters and fables."
In its printed form, thought is more imperishable than ever; it is volatile, irresistible, indestructible.
"No," replied he; "but I am too lazy to write, and when I have a verse in my head, I print it immediately.
Bonus Accursius, as early as 1475-1480, printed the collection of these fables, made by Planudes, which, within five years afterwards, Caxton translated into English, and printed at his press in West- minster Abbey, 1485.
For a good many years, during the period in which our author remained in seclusion, much that appeared in print in America concerning Melville came from the pen of Mr.
He had set up and printed off two little jobs for farmers in that printing-office -- horse bills -- and took the money, four dollars.
To supply the large demand for copies he investigated and mastered the new art by which they might be so wonderfully multiplied and about 1475, at fifty years of age, set up a press at Bruges in the modern Belgium, where he issued his 'Recueil,' which was thus the first English book ever put into print. During the next year, 1476, just a century before the first theater was to be built in London, Caxton returned to England and established his shop in Westminster, then a London suburb.
"I should so like to see it printed soon," was all Beth said, and smiled in saying it.
It was called simply The Life-Book of Captain Jim, and on the title page the names of Owen Ford and James Boyd were printed as collaborators.