Index talk:Merry Muses of Caledonia.djvu

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Some agreements?[edit]

Could we perhaps agree on some of the formatting things involved in this? E.g.:

  • quotes in the Introduction: I see three different formats now:
    • blockquote
    • sfx - 85%
    • fine block

Which one is the best and can be used throughout the text?

Dick Bos (talk) 14:34, 3 April 2012 (UTC)

If no one answers I'll suggest to choose the "fine block" option. - Dick Bos (talk) 10:13, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
You might even consider {{smaller block}} combined with <blockquote>:

". . . much to say that Burns was conversant with the whole of these publications, but that he perused the pages of the more important of them is beyond a doubt. In the Thomson letter (Nov., 1794,) already quoted from, Burns acknowledges receipt of Ritson's work, and goes on to say:—

"Despairing of my own powers to give you variety enough in English songs, I have been turning over old collections to pick out songs of which the measure is something similar to what I want; and with a little alteration, so as to suit the rhythm of the air exactly, to give you them for your work.… You may think meanly of this one ('Dainty Davie'), but take a look of the bombast original and you will be surprised that I have made so much of it."

A thoroughly satisfactory examination demands that the annotator should have before him the contents at least of these old collections. But, in the absence of reprints, those of more remote date are so extremely scarce as almost to preclude the possibility of such a method of treatment. . . ."

So many options, so little patience (on my part) right now... :) AKA Londonjackbooks 23:45, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

Text selection[edit]

Kinda a crazy text this month, eh? Don't quite know what to make of it yet... AKA Londonjackbooks 00:52, 5 April 2012 (UTC)