Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A. D. 1598-A. D. 1867

With a Preliminary Notice of the Earlier Library Founded in the Fourteenth Century
by William Dunn Macray
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'bowers of Paradise. Thus it was that an enthusiastic Hebrew student, writing of the Bodleian but a few years ago, apostrophized the little cells and curtained cages wherein readers sit, while hedged in and canopied with all the wisdom and learning of bygone generations, which here bloom their blossoms and yield up their fruits. And, as if answering in actual living type to the parable which the Eastern metaphor suggests, these cells from year to year have been and (though of late more infrequently) still are, the resort of grand.