The affair ended in our going to the State capital, where my father found work as a reporter of legislative proceedings for one of the daily journals, and I was taken into the office as a compositor
. In this way I came into living contact with literature again, and the daydreams began once more over the familiar cases of type.
Honest and hearty was Charles's dislike, and the past spread itself out very clearly before him; hatred is a skilful compositor
. As if they were heads in a note-book, he ran through all the incidents of the Schlegels' campaign: the attempt to compromise his brother, his mother's legacy, his father's marriage, the introduction of the furniture, the unpacking of the same.
Most of it was in blank, but the solitary compositor
who did the thing had amused himself by making a grotesque scheme of ad- vertisement stereo on the back page.
A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor
to make it unintelligible.
The curses to which the General gave a low utterance, as soon as Rebecca and her conqueror had quitted him, were so deep, that I am sure no compositor
would venture to print them were they written down.
"Pshaw, my dear fellow, what do the public, the great unobservant public, who could hardly tell a weaver by his tooth or a compositor
by his left thumb, care about the finer shades of analysis and deduction!
Here, too, is a curious little work upon the influence of a trade upon the form of the hand, with lithotypes of the hands of slaters, sailors, corkcutters, compositors
, weavers, and diamond-polishers.
There was indeed the sound of shouting in the street, and a little group of compositors
and pressmen was forming in the hall below and nerving itself to action.
Doug Fisher, 81, from Rumney, started working as an apprentice compositor
on the Echo at Havelock Street, Cardiff in 1953.
The 28-yearold was educated at St Mary's RC School, Stirling, and served an apprenticeship as a compositor
before going to work in Edinburgh.