There is no Frigate like a Book

There is no Frigate like a Book
To take us Lands away,

Nor any Coursers like a Page
Of prancing Poetry –
This Traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of Toll

How frugal is the Chariot
That bears the Human soul.

There is no Frigate like a Book, by Emily Dickinson 
Photographs of the wonderful Armagh Robinson Library, founded by Archbishop Richard Robinson in 1771. 

4 comments on “There is no Frigate like a Book

  1. Eileen Wickham says:

    Wonderful images Robert… what an intriguing place to spend a few hours, days, or even weeks…

  2. Roger Green says:

    What a fabulous set of images ….. thank you. I could just luxuriate in that environment forever.

  3. Bob Frewen says:

    I admire the way in which the vertical and horizontal shelf mouldings are mitred.
    But why a frigate? Did poor Emily not know that frigates were a type of warship and not passenger vessels?

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