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  • Before this honor was done to himself, he used to laugh at those who loved such kind of things, saying, that they did not see that they were taking pride in the workmanship of brass-founders and painters; whereas the citizens bore about his best likeness in their breasts.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • The brass-founders 'gild ranked at Dinant as the drapers at Louvain, and the weavers at Ghent.

    Charles the Bold Last Duke of Burgundy, 1433-1477

  • Another section are workers in metal, such as tinkers and brass-founders; a third work in wood, and perform various duties connected with the building trade; but a large proportion are still vagabonds and thieves, who infest the country, and are a nuisance to the honest peasants and labourers.

    Roumania Past and Present

  • The Sybarites, it is said, ordered that the coppersmiths and brass-founders should all reside in one part of the city, and bang their respective metals where the neighbors had voluntarily chosen to listen to banging.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • The brass-founders 'gild ranked at Dinant as the drapers at Louvain, and the weavers at Ghent.

    Charles the Bold

  • As to his talk about comrades and Manhattanese car-drivers, and brass-founders displaying their brawny arms round each other's brawny necks, all this gush and sentiment in

    Emerson and Other Essays

  • It happened that close to the Calton Hill, in the valley at its northern side, there were many workshops where interesting trades were carried on; there were coppersmiths, tinsmiths, brass-founders, goldbeaters, and blacksmiths.

    James Nasmyth: Engineer, An Autobiography.

  • He founded a solid business in lamps and oils, and was the sole proprietor of a concern called the Greenside Company's Works -- 'a multifarious concern it was, 'writes my cousin, Professor Swan,' of tinsmiths, coppersmiths, brass-founders, blacksmiths, and japanners. '

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • As the weeks went by, and the issue seemed still dubious, the workingmen of Boston, shipwrights and brass-founders and other mechanics, decided to express their opinion in

    The Critical Period of American History

  • And they were great brass-founders, surely, who at that early day modelled and cast the tombs of the Bishops Evrard and Geoffrey, vast plates of massive black bronze in half-relief, like abstract thoughts of those grand old prelatic persons.

    Miscellaneous Studies; a series of essays


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