February 13th, 2012

Fishy Circumstances

Printing poetry

I ended up side-tracked today in reading poetry from the history of printing. Some highlights -

From Markland's Typographia (1730)
Part IX
Yet fair befal His Fame,
And may his Mem'ry long
In latest Annals live,
Who first contriv'd the wondrous Frame,
That to dead Types supply'd a Tongue,
And Speech to lifeless Characters could give.
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