Occasions: A Volume of Essays on Such Divers Themes as Laughter and Cathedrals, Town and Profanity, Gardens and Bibliomania, Etc (Classic Reprint)

Occasions: A Volume of Essays on Such Divers Themes as Laughter and Cathedrals, Town and Profanity, Gardens and Bibliomania, Etc (Classic Reprint)

by Holbrook Jackson
     
 

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Excerpt from Occasions: A Volume of Essays on Such Divers Themes as Laughter and Cathedrals, Town and Profanity, Gardens and Bibliomania, Etc

Since it is man's privilege and, I hope, delight, to sanctify that which he likes by praise, let me, liker of many things, sanctify in such time-hallowed manner that which upon most days, in most years, I like above all

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Excerpt from Occasions: A Volume of Essays on Such Divers Themes as Laughter and Cathedrals, Town and Profanity, Gardens and Bibliomania, Etc

Since it is man's privilege and, I hope, delight, to sanctify that which he likes by praise, let me, liker of many things, sanctify in such time-hallowed manner that which upon most days, in most years, I like above all places. Let me praise Town. If you tell me it is unnecessary I shall agree with you, for has not mankind, from the days when he was a wild thing, perpetually cast halo upon halo upon the brows of his favourite? Nevertheless, it is rarely too late to praise what is good, especially when there exist those who are churlish enough to belittle Town in the light of Country. Country, forsooth! What service hath it, save to minister to the needs of Town! Let us pass on.

Neither do I imagine that I am unique in my advocacy even as a writer. Others - a good company, mark you - have forestalled and forestalled me. What then? There is small virtue in being different in our day: it is the fashion.

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ISBN-13:
9781331327523
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/13/2015
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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