Sunday, December 27, 2009

January The book of Days

January The book of DaysTitle: The book of days: a miscellany of popular antiquities in connection with the calendar, including anecdote, biography, - history, curiosities of literature and oddities of human life and character, Volume 1.

The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the Calendar, Including Anecdote, Biography, - History, Curiosities of Literature and Oddities of Human Life and Character, Robert Chambers.
Author: Robert Chambers. Publisher: W. & R. Chambers, 1878, Original from: the University of California. Digitized: Sep 1, 2009

This image is in the public domain in the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1924 are now in the public domain.

and also in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris in this case Robert Chambers (10 July 1802 – 17 March 1871) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from December 31st of that year.

"Came old January wrapped well

In many weeds to keep the cold away

Yet did he quake and quiver like to quell,

And blowe his nayles to warm them if he may ;

For they were numbed with holding all the day

An hatchet keene, with which he felled wood,

And from the trees did lop the needlesse spray ;

Upon an huge great Earth-pot Steane he stood,

From whose wide mouth there flowed forth the Romane flood."


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