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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... The Year's Progress. Most Gracious Sire And Dearly BeLoved Brethren: During the past year I have assiduously studied and ...
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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... The Year's Progress. Most Gracious Sire And Dearly BeLoved Brethren: During the past year I have assiduously studied and diligently observed. When formerly the progress of morals was the object in which my energies concentrated, it is now progress in general. To this sole object I have sacrificed my whole time. I have lived like a hermit. I have withdrawn from society. I scarcely know the inside of a saloon or the outside of a bar, because I have steered my boat out of the wild breakers of the bar, where sirens sang to Ulysses, into the quiet port of peaceful domestic intoxication. I am here to offer you the results of my observations regarding morals, science, art, and things in general. It is a well-known fact that moral philosophy is the only science in which, since the time of Socrates, no discovery has been made. It has been reserved for my own investigations to discover the important axiom that in a free country no citizen must be tyrannized by his own principles. In astronomy I have to record the recent discovery of an old split in one of the rings of Saturn. It is true this split was known before and was called "Encke's division," or, according to the reporters of our newspapers, "Yankee division"; but the discovery of its exact nature was reserved for our Bohemian astronomer, Colonel Hawes, who has spent many nights watching the rings of Saturn through different glasses, and even bottles. According to the statements of this eminent scientist, the split in the ring of Saturn cannot be mended and is beyond repair. The practical importance of this fact cannot be overrated, for it is more than probable that all other rings will follow the example of Saturn and split; and when all those rings that at present prevent progress SOME...
Near Fine copy with light edgewear. No dust jacket. Light sunning to deckled edges; else excellent, secondhand copy; pages are bright and free of marks and creases; binding is square and solid. Octavo in dark green boards with gilt lettering; illus.; 227 p., 21 cm. **Extra shipping charges apply for international orders. **.
Fine condition. 227 pp., portrait frontis with tissue gard; 8vo; original gilt with spine stamped in gilt; front cover title and owl illustration stamped in gilt. Ownership signature of Bohemian Club member Osgood Hooker, March 22nd, 1904. A bright, pristine copy. A collection of humorous papers written for and read at the "Jinks" of the Bohemian Club. [Cowan II, 43]
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