City Homes On Country Lanes

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781143079061
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 1/11/2010
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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CHAPTER IV GETTING THE RURA1 SAVOR INTO CITY LIFE I wish you joy of this and that; The new look from a path's quick turn, The sunshine on the long home street, The unexpected fern;— I wish you power to draw delight Because a bow blows so—or so;— I wish you joy of everything— Of all the living, singing lands, And of the smiling, sleeping sky That no one understands—- Zona Gale. TURNING now from the negative to the positive side of our subject—from the god-of-things-as- they-are to the god-of-things-as-they-ought-to- be—let us consider to what extent it is possible to put country scents into city air. Our quest is for a way of life that may be brought within reach of the multitude, giving them a richer and fuller experience than they now enjoy. It must be an experience comprehending more than creature comforts; more, even, than social satisfaction and intellectual opportunity. It must square with the great ideals of American life. Now, there are some people in this world so fortunately circumstanced that they determine their own way of life; they do as they please. Often they happen to be people of taste and refinement, blessed with a liberal education, since those advantages naturallygo with large means. It will be interesting, and perhaps illuminating, to inquire what such people have found to be the ideal way of living. Up to a generation ago, this element largely preferred the city, with a strong leaning toward brown- stone fronts. Their summers were spent at great resorts, in hotels or rented cottages. They were of the town, townish; and almost wholly lacking in rural affiliations of any sort. But, in the last two or three decades, the mentalattitude of the extremely well-to-do has radically changed. It happened about the time we be...
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