But then, what reams
of other manuscripts -- filled, not with the dulness of official formalities, but with the thought of inventive brains and the rich effusion of deep hearts -- had gone equally to oblivion; and that, moreover, without serving a purpose in their day, as these heaped-up papers had, and -- saddest of all -- without purchasing for their writers the comfortable livelihood which the clerks of the Custom-House had gained by these worthless scratchings of the pen.
He'd write letters by the ream
, if it was a capital offence
I use heaps of postage stamps, pay the expenses of many indifferent lecturers, defray the cost of printing reams
of pamphlets and hand-bills which hail the laborer flatteringly as the salt of the earth, write and edit a little socialist journal, and do what lies in my power generally.
With ten bottles of ink, ten reams
of paper, and his powerful will, Luther upset all Europe.
From the master upon whose impaling files reams
of dusty warrants in Jarndyce and Jarndyce have grimly writhed into many shapes, down to the copying-clerk in the Six Clerks' Office who has copied his tens of thousands of Chancery folio-pages under that eternal heading, no man's nature has been made better by it.
She answered it with reams
of passion, clumsy, for she had no gift of expression, ill-written, and vulgar; the letter bored him, and when it was followed next day by another, and the day after by a third, he began to think her love no longer flattering but alarming.
And here I have been wasting whole reams
of perfectly good imagination picturing you in Baltimore--the very idea
The poor woman who had killed herself was dragged out of her grave and paraded on thousands of reams
of paper as a martyr and a victim to Daylight's ferocious brutality.
His best stories, essays, and poems went begging among them, and yet, each month, he read reams
of dull, prosy, inartistic stuff between all their various covers.
I suppose there was a matter of half a ream
of brown paper stuck upon me, from first to last.