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  • The many hours he was not with Ruth he devoted to the "Love-cycle," to reading at home, or to the public reading-rooms, where he got more closely in touch with the magazines of the day and the nature of their policy and content.

    Chapter 20

  • These big concerns are offering all sorts of attractions to the shopping public which we couldn't afford to imitate, even on a small scale -- reading-rooms and play-rooms and gramophones and Heaven knows what.


  • On the corner of the table lay an ancient, dilapidated, reddish volume, and the size, which was the antique 12mo of reading-rooms, betrayed a romance.

    Les Miserables

  • I love primitivism: I love remote locations, I love jungles and islands, pittoresque, romantic, but with modern conveniences ... and a reasonable distance to urbane pleasures: great architecture, musea, theatres, Viennese style reading-rooms cafe's etc.etc. (although I can and gladly do without most shops other than bookstores - I am not a shopper), so you can easily switch from one lifestyle to the other.

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  • There are however some very magnificent reading-rooms and libraries.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • From 1816 to 1827, when newspaper reading-rooms were only just beginning to lend new books, the fiscal law pressed more heavily than ever upon periodical publications, and necessity created the invention of advertisements.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • As he passed some of the reading-rooms which were already lending books as well as newspapers, a placard caught his eyes.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • Not a few of our manufacturers are already opening their eyes to the facts of the industrial problem, and, with far-seeing generosity and human brotherliness that will, according to the eternal laws, return even the good things of this world unto them, they are providing their working-men with libraries, reading-rooms, and halls for lectures and entertainments.

    Black and White

  • It has its reading-rooms, its library, its chemical laboratory, its museum, its art department, its lecture hall, and its long list of lectures on subjects of various and comprehensive interest, delivered by lecturers of the highest qualifications.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • Cincinnati is famous for its public libraries and reading-rooms.

    The Englishwoman in America


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