Twain quote about his father's ignorance and surprising maturation (update 1915 December)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Fri Apr 2 05:43:00 UTC 2010

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 1:33 AM, Garson O'Toole wrote:
> When Google restricts access to snippet view it makes sense to check
> and because the same work is
> occasionally available in full view. This advice is particularly
> pertinent to public domain works. This is also old advice to all but
> neophytes (like me). Thanks to a librarian named Dan at the University
> of Michigan who directed me to the Hathi Trust archive, and thanks to
> Bill Mullins who mentioned Hathi Trust several months ago.

See also my Sep. '08 Language Log post after HathiTrust made its debut:

And followup discussion here:

--Ben Zimmer

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