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" A great number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions, reserved of those library books, 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... "
The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment - Page 380
1829
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The Antiquities of England and Wales

Francis Grose - Great Britain - 1784
...superstitious mansions, reserved of those library books, some to serve their Jakes, some to scour the candlesticks, and 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,...
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Bibliomania: Or Book Madness ; a Bibliographical Romance, in Six ..., Volume 1

Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Bibliography - 1811 - 782 pages
...which purchased those superstitious mansions, reserved of those library-books, some to serve the jukes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots : some they sold to the grocers and soap sellers ; some they sent over sea to the book-hinders, not in small number, but at times whole...
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Bibliomania, Or, Book Madness ; a Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts ...

Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Bibliography - 1811 - 782 pages
...purchased those superstitious mansion!!, reserved of those library-books, some to serve the jokes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots : some they sold to the grocers anil soap sellers , some they sent over sea to the book-binders, not in small number, but at times...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 20

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1812
...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 are not all...
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The history of Lynn. To which is prefixed a copious account of Marshland ...

William Richards - 1812
...houses at the dissolution of them, generally took possession also of the libraries, reserving the books, some to serve their Jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to nib their boots with : some they sold to the grocers and soap boilers, and some they sent over sea...
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Historical Memoirs Respecting the English, Irish, and Scottish ..., Volume 1

Charles Butler - Catholics - 1819
...them, which purchased these supersti" tious mansions, reserved of those library books, " some to form their jakes ; some to scour their " candlesticks ; and some, to rub their boots. And "some, they sold to grocers, and soap-sellers ; and " some they sent over the sea to the book -binders,...
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The Life and Acts of Matthew Parker: The life and acts of Matthew Parker ...

John Strype - 1821
...the books of those libraries: Gift. « some to serve their Jakes, some to scour their candle" sticks, some to rub their boots; some they sold to the " grocers...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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Historical and Biographical Works: The life and acts of Matthew Parker. 1821

John Strype - 1821
...the books of those libraries ; GUt " some to serve their Jakes, some to scour their candle" sticks, some to rub their boots ; some they sold to the "...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 nobJe libraries...
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Historical Memoirs of the English, Irish, and Scottish Catholics: Since the ...

Charles Butler - Church and state - 1822
...them, which purchased these " superstitious mansions, reserved of those library " books, some, to form their jakes; some, to scour " their candlesticks; and some, to rub their boots. " And some, they sold to grocers, and soap sellers; " and some, they sent over the sea to the book"...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 1

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...superstitions mansions, reserved of the, library books, »ome to serve their jukes, some to scour the candlesticks, and some to rub their boots ; some they sold to the grocer and soapseller } and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small numbers, but in...
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