Around the walls stood several oaken bookcases, the lower shelves of which were filled with rows of gigantic folios and black-letter
quartos, and the upper with little parchment-covered duodecimos.
True enough, thought I, as this passage occurred to my mind --old black-letter
, thou reasonest well.
In Grandfather's younger days there used to be a wax figure of him in one of the Boston museums, representing a solemn, dark-visaged person, in a minister's black gown, and with a black-letter
volume before him.
Dimmesdale, noon-day, and entirely unawares, fell into a deep, deep slumber, sitting in his chair, with a large black-letter
volume open before him on the table.
He raised his eyes languidly from the old black-letter
volume which he had opened.
Some time ago, when spending a delightful week-end at the ancestral castle of my dear old friend, the Duke of Weatherstonhope (pronounced Wop), I came across an old black-letter