Take Along a Book
spang \spang, adverb:
directly, exactly: The bullet landed spang on target.He had been knocked spang out of his Keds.
— Stephen King, Different Seasons, 1983“And you say Stephanie has hidden this notebook in Daddy’s cow-cream?” “Plumb spang in the cow-creamer.”
— P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters, 1938
Spang is an Americanism of uncertain origin. It first entered English in the 1830s.
I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
—Much Ado About Nothing, William Shakespeare (via gentlemansaccoutrements)
Fore-Edge Painting of Shakespeare and A Midsummer’s Night Dream
The Exile Bibliophile: Adventures in Book Collecting
Design idea for storing your curiosities.
Paul Contant’s Cabinet, from Les oeuvres de Jacques et Paul Contant père et fils…, (Poitiers, Julian Thoreau & la vefve d’Antoine Mesnier, 1628)
Beautifully remastered and edited footage of the Edwardian era in Britain & Ireland.