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First book printed in EnglandIn 1477, English printer William Caxton, (c.1422 - c.1491) produced the first book printed in England, Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres (Sayings of the Philosophers). A few years earlier, in Europe, he had learned the art of printing in Cologne (1471). In Bruges, in partnership with a copyist and bookseller, Colard Mansion, he produced the first book in the English language, Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, (late 1474 or early 1475) translated from French by Caxton himself. In 1476, he returned to his native land, England, where he used his experience from abroad to set up a printing and publishing business "at the sign of the Red Pale" within the precincts of Westminster Abbey. In the next 15 years, he printed 107 works, including 74 books.«
Anger versus Exasperation
The father replied, “It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean.”
With that the father went to the telephone and dialed a number at random. To the man who answered the phone, he said, “Hello, is Melvin there?”
The man answered, “There is no one living here named Melvin. Why don't you learn to look up numbers before you dial”.
“See,” said the father to his daughter. “That man was not a bit happy with our call. He was probably very busy with something and we annoyed him. Now watch….”
The father dialed the number again. “Hello, is Melvin there?” asked the father.
“Now look here!” came the heated reply. “You just called this number and I told you that there is no Melvin here! You've got lot of guts calling again!” The receiver slammed down hard.
The father turned to his daughter and said, “You see, that was anger. Now I'll show you what exasperation means.”
He dialed the same number, and when a violent voice roared, “Hello!”
The father calmly said, “Hello, this is Melvin. Have there been any calls for me?”