Careful Words

volume (n.)

Within the book and volume of my brain.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act i. Sc. 5.

How pure the joy, when first my hands unfold

The small, rare volume, black with tarnished gold!

John Ferriar (1764-1815): Illustrations of Sterne. Bibliomania. Line 137.

Within that awful volume lies

The mystery of mysteries!

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832): The Monastery. Chap. xii.