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FOR THE LAZY
“They have been at a great feast of languages and stolen
LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST.
1858. aug. 22.
g. may Esgr.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1849, by
GEORGE P. PUT NAM, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.
FREE use has been made of the various authorities consulted in the preparation of this little volume, and, in many instances, without the usual acknowledgmentan intentional omission, for the cause that, independently of the disfiguring effect of numerous quotation marks, a too minute and too frequent repetition of reference might give a character to the contents more suggestive of a load than a “lift. . .
This explanation is necessary, mixed up as the original matter is with the portions referred to ; and is especially made, lest the absence of the customary distinctive tokens be attributed to other than the real motives.
golophon.-In Bibliography, the postscript
contained in the last sheet of an early printed work (before the introduction
of title-pages), containing the printer's
a name, date, &c., is so termed ; from a fanciful allusion to a Greek satirical proverb, in which the people of Colophon, in Asia Minor, are reproached as being always the hindmost.
Round-robin.-From the French rond-ruban. A phrase originally derived from a custom of the French officers, who, on signing a remonstrance to their superiors, wrote their names in a circular form, so that it might be impossible to ascertain who headed the list. The first signer was, of course, the ring-leader—whence the origin of that term, now used to designate the prime mover of a mob or conspiracy.