User talk:Cygnis insignis

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"And if he move his dwelling-place, his heavens also move
Where'er he goes & all his neighbourhood bewail his loss . . ."

Clever? witty? wonkish and droll?
 All true—perhaps—but I think: more
 Than these. . . From all that's met my eye—
A Part of that Immortal Sky.[1]



(no response necessary) Londonjackbooks (talk) 18:40, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Hello 'London' :) CYGNIS INSIGNIS 23:36, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Please add images to Index:Just so stories (c1912).djvu[edit]

Could you please add images to Page:Just_so_stories_(c1912).djvu/274 and Page:Just_so_stories_(c1912).djvu/275 of the above so that it can be validated. --kathleen wright5 (talk) 01:33, 8 March 2012 (UTC)

Kathleen, I went ahead & edited/uploaded said images (see their rendering, if acceptable). I could have done a better job editing (time constraints), but they are ready for validation nonetheless... AKA Londonjackbooks 13:16, 15 April 2012 (UTC) Updated, Londonjackbooks (talk) 14:48, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Thank you and question[edit]

Thanks, Cygnis for your help getting me started. I have added a bunch of pages with apparent success.

Question: Is there a way to quote chapter AND VERSE when referencing one of the Bible collections? I am using this form: Bible_(King_James)/Hosea#Chapter_9 which gets me to the chapter. But I haven't found any magic incantations for citing specific verses within the chapters. I see that there is a (verse|chapter=2|verse=1) tag for each verse. I have searched through archives from years past about various revisions to how chapters and verses are tagged. But I haven't found any current "here's how to do it" information about how to cite them. Can you point me in the right direction to discover how to do this? Thanks again. Rcrowley7 (talk) 21:22, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Use of {{gap}} inside {{block center}} to prevent line-wrap.[edit]

Hello Cygnis insignis.

I notice you have cleverly made use of a dummy trailing {{gap|6em}} on the first line of poetry inside a {{block center/s}} to inhibit line-wrapping two or three lines later, e.g. Page:An argosy of fables.djvu/509.

I have taken the liberty of modify/validating the page to add the effect of "semi-embedding" the graphic capital; and have experimented to find the minimum {{gap|xem}} which will still work...

However, the question remains: Why does this work? I would have thought the same effect should come about by adding a width specification to the {{block center}}, but this simply does not seem to work!

So credit where it is due to you for figuring this out. I repeat, though: Do you know how it works?

Cheers, MODCHK (talk) 08:08, 14 November 2012 (UTC)


Considering you have been mostly inactive both on here and Wikipedia, you are probably retired. But I though I should ping you anyway: I am pushing forward some work on the rest of Index:Father's_memoirs_of_his_child.djvu, since the whole book hasn't ever been transcribed in whole, elsewhere (only the intro about Blake). Hope you are well, Sadads (talk) 15:44, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

Recreating Index:Book of record of the time capsule of cupaloy (New York World's fair, 1939).djvu[edit]

You deleted it a long time ago, per user request, but it seems to be within the scope of the project and I am interested in transcribing it. Hope this will not be a problem. Phillipedison1891 (talk) 19:11, 29 July 2014 (UTC)