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noun
Bookman  n.  (pl. bookmen)  A studious man; a scholar.






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"Bookman" Quotes from Famous Books



... paused, feeling for the latch of the gate. My father had now come up, and caught his hand. "What are all the printers that ever lived, and all the books they ever printed, to one wrong to thy fine heart, brother Roland? Shame on me! A bookman's weak point, you know! It is very true, I should never have taught the boy one thing to give you pain, brother Roland,—though I don't remember," continued my father, with a perplexed look, "that I ever did teach it him, either! Pisistratus, as you value ...
— The Caxtons, Complete • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

... motive which has been very fruitful in Irish romance, and in the traditions of Arthur, Tryggvason, and Barbarossa, among countless others. But it is absent from the Helgi poems; and the "old wives' tales" of Helgi's re-birth have nothing to do with his legend, but are merely a bookman's attempt to connect stories which he felt to ...
— The Edda, Vol. 2 - The Heroic Mythology of the North, Popular Studies in Mythology, - Romance, and Folklore, No. 13 • Winifred Faraday

... made by hand With deckle edge and shape unique; Margins four inches wide, at least, And straggling o'er the page a line Or two (no more), of beautiful print In type advertised as "our own design." You pay a price exorbitant This cherished morsel to procure; You get a gem of the bookman's art And five ...
— Cap and Gown - A Treasury of College Verse • Selected by Frederic Knowles

... he had in by-gone days lent David books to read; but he rejoiced secretly, for though his old bookman's heart warmed at the thought that he should in good time hear, from one who had seen with his own eyes, of the wonders of the East, it became him to assume a ponderous placidity—for Framley had always ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker



Words linked to "Bookman" :   Vedist, Edmond Malone, The Admirable Crichton, pundit, philomath, Sinologist, cabalist, musicologist, valedictory speaker, book lover, scholar, theologiser, initiate, learned person, philosopher, historiographer, student, booklover, valedictorian, Edmund Malone, Masorite, intellect, historian, savant, Arabist, bookworm, Renaissance man, reader, alumna, goliard, doctor, Lorenzo the Magnificent, theologizer, scholastic, Massorete, Shakespearian, humanist, theologist, Malone, schoolman, post doc, Masorete, graduate, alum, Lorenzo de'Medici, Islamist, James Crichton, generalist, master, licentiate, scholiast



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