This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...at once. His highest delight may spring from his contemplation of its final gratification. There is a continual gratification simply in the ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...at once. His highest delight may spring from his contemplation of its final gratification. There is a continual gratification simply in the prospect of ultimate gratification. But if one has a desire that it is absolutely impossible for him to gratify, then the quicker it is crushed, the better. If a cripple should become ambitious to be an acrobat, then the harboring of that ambition could lead to nothing but discontent. Then crush all desires that cannot, in the nature of things, be satisfied. Crush all unlawful desires, and seek to gratify all lawful ones, and contentment will be the necessary result. "Sweet are the thoughts that savor of content--The quiet mind is richer than a crown. Sweet are the nights in careless slumber spent, The poor estate scorns fortune's angry frown; Such sweet content, such minds, such sleep, such bliss, Beggars enjoy, when princes oft do miss. "The homely house that harbors quiet rest. The cottage that affords no pride or care, The mien that 'grees with country music best, The sweet consort of mirth and music's fare, Obscured life sets down a type of bliss: --A mind content both crown and kingdom is." VISITING. jjO long as man remains a social being, visiting will constitute a part of his avocations. Man is a fragment of being, as each star is a fragment of the firmanent. And as the stars are never at rest; as they revolve around each other; as the smaller ones seem to select the larger ones as centers whose superior attraction guides and maps out their path, --so men arrange themselves in society in accordance with a similar law. There are suns and planets and asteroids in human society, and these take their proper places by an eternal law of human affinity. Man is, in his individuality, an imperfectly adapted ...
Sargent, C.E. OUR HOME: OR, THE KEY TO A NOBLER LIFE. With an introduction by Mrs. Lucretia Garfield. Springfield, MA: King, Richardson & co., 1895. 501pp. illustrated b/w. Text is in German, t. page is in English. 8vo. dec. red cloth. pages somewhat yellowed, brittle, spine slightly faded, one small spot on spine, short crack inside front hinge, near fine copy.
Good. No Dust Jacket. Salesman's Dummy. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Original red cloth covers, moderately soiled and rubbed. Top edge gilt. Spine ends bumped and worn. Front cover and spine specimens on verso of covers. Subscription pages in rear w/ note to buyers and two names. Light scattered foxing. Illust. w/ b/w plates.
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