15 JUNE 1929, Page 30

General Knowledge Questions

Our weekly prize of one guinea for the best thirteen Questions submitted is awarded this week to Mr. G. C. • J. Parker, 73 Cambridge Road, Hammersmith, London, W. 6, for the following :—

Questions on Books

Who said, and in what work:

1. " 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print ; A book's a book, although there's nothing in't."

2. " Tout abbregb sur un bon Eyre est un sot abbregd." 3. " Was ever book, containing such vile matter, So fairly bound ? 0 that deceit should dwell In such a gorgeous palace ! "

4. " This little book fed me in a very hungry place."

5. " A book may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity." 6. A good book is the best of friends, the same to-day and for ever."

7. " Deep versed in books, and shallow in himself."

8. " Books, like proverbs, receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed." 9. Some said, ` John, print it,' others said, ` Not so Some said, ` It might do good,' others said, ` No.'„ 10. " Books, should to one of these four ends conduce, For wisdom, piety, delight or use."

11. " The bookful blockhead, igniirantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head."

12. " Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." 13. " Up ! Up ! my Friend, and quit your books, Or surely you'll grow double: Up Up I my Friend, and clear your books Why all this toil and trouble ? "

Answeri will be lound on page vii.