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 ...
anonymous. Acceptable. Binding intact but parts of spine missing, front and back covers show wear consistent with age. Title page partially detached. Gilt on text block, numerous embellishments throughout, several engravings with tissue guards, text is clean and unmarked. Chapters include Childhood, Home Training, Rewards and Punishments, Manners, Duties, Patience, Economy, Dignity, etc. Fascinating study of the times.
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.
G-(Moderate edge wear to cover, esp. at head of spine with small tears; hinges are loosening; tissue guards at BW plates have tanned and shadowed adjacent pages lightly; otherwise clean. ) Burnished gold cloth, highly decorated spine & front cover incl. some gilt elements; 432 pp., BW illus. A delightful treatise on the ways to make a house a home. "The home life is to the social life what the unvarying movement of the water wheel is to the clashing and discordant motion of the great factory. When the machinery stops or moves fitfully and unreliably the experienced machinist does not think, by merely lubricating the bearings, to remove the difficulty, but with lantern and wrench and hammer descends into the pit to see what ails the 'great wheel. '" Sargent offers many suggestions on all sorts of topics relevant to the home, including the education of girls and boys and what kinds of books they should be reading. Sure to put a nostalgic smile on any reader's face.
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