This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... pictures the schoolhouse, which has no character, the meeting-house, without character, the business block, wholly ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... pictures the schoolhouse, which has no character, the meeting-house, without character, the business block, wholly characterless. This itinerant has neither time nor taste for seeking those features which, lying near each village, give it distinctiveness, which are different from any other spot on earth. For though the human face sometimes resembles its fellows very closely, as in twins, or in parent and child, there are no two landscapes alike, nor any landscape that is twice alike. The shifting lights and the changing vegetation make as many pictures as there are days in the year. The clouds never precisely repeat themselves. There is individuality in every tree, and some say in every blade of grass. Not to press the point too far, we wish to insist on this at least, that the versatility of nature is so great that she never repeats herself exactly, and every spot on earth has an individuality. This individuality needs emphasis because the trend of government, the easy form of education, and the power of fashion all tend toward a dull uniformity of men and things. Factory products, made of interchangeable parts, are sought to be paralleled in the scheme of the communist, to whom any distinction is anathema. There is a sufficient sameness inherent in human nature. It is emphasized sufficiently. Lack of culture, lack of thought, of care, tend to sameness, and a base sameness. The high breeding of animals is by selection, and by an extreme care for excellence. Otherwise, if this principle were not followed, not merely in breeding stock, but in developing plants, we should drop back to wild conditions and nomad life. Great men are inevitably individualists in their development, and communists in providing some great good for society in...Read Less
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