Book Label of Edumund Cullis of Gloucester, England, from Peter Nicholson's Instructor, 1815 edition. Cullis may very well have been a later owner of this important Nicholson text.
If thou are borrowed by a friend,
Right Welcome shall he be,
To Read–to study–not to lend.
But to return to me.
Not that imparted knowledge doth
Diminish learning's store,
But books, I find, if often lent,
Return to me no more.
Read slowly–Pause frequently–
Keep cleanly–Return duly–
With the corners of the leaves not