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WITH THE COÖPERATION OF
INCLUDING INDICES, GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHIES, PERIODICALS
"THE BOOKES REQVEST
Reede ouer, then judge,
And seems to thee vnsounde,
And not with tongue confounde."
The publisher's prefix to the English version of Janus Dubravius's "A new booke of good husbandry." London, 1599.
THE UNIVERSITY PRESS, CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
THE following comments of writers, gathered in miscellaneous reading, seem fittingly to express our sentiments at different times while we were compiling the present volume. Now that our opus is completed, we may be forgiven for recording them:
"Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me." 42nd Psalm.
Tetzel the Bohemian, gazing at the sea at Cape Finisterre, remarked, as if he had our bibliography in his mind's eye "The end of it no one knoweth, save God alone!"
The Bohemian Ulysses (1477);
"I truly believe that in the sea there is abundance of infinitely admirable things, whereof God alone hath knowledge.”
LAURENT VITAL in Voyage de
"But to describe the [fishes, the] subtleties, the many strange devices and order in the same, I do lack wit in my gross old head and cunning in my bowels to declare the wonderful and curious imaginations in the same invented and devised."
CAVENDISH'S Wolsey, 1556 (Routledge ed. 1885, p. 106). "A painful work it is I'll assure you, and more than difficult, wherein that toyle hath been taken, as no man thinketh so no man believeth, but he that hath made the triall."
ANTHONY À WOOD in the Preface to his History of Oxford.
"Such an enterprise is thankless for the one who charges himself with it; but it can be received with some favor by those naturalists whose researches are facilitated by it."
Note by HIPPOLYTE CLOQUET appended to his Fish Bibliography, 1821.
"No extended record of facts grows too old to be useful provided only that we have a ready and sure way of getting at the particular fact or facts we are in search of. And this leads me to speak of what I conceive to be one of the principal tasks to be performed by the present and the coming generation of scholars, not only in the medical, but in every department of knowledge. I mean the formation of indexes..."
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.
"The history of a science is the palladium of its freedom; it prevents it from being tyrannized over by narrow bigoted viewpoints."
Motto which appeared with a lithographed portrait of Ludwig Choulant in 1842.