Windfalls (Classic Reprint)

Windfalls (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas G. Appleton
     
 

Excerpt from Windfalls

He has wearied long enough of his public servants who traffic and dicker, and were at times organizing themselves into rings of legalized banditti.

The bright, the happy time of a new Saturnian reign seems to have come. We shall soon see if we are to be given to the spoiler, or whether our genius, flexible and inventive, has not resources of

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Excerpt from Windfalls

He has wearied long enough of his public servants who traffic and dicker, and were at times organizing themselves into rings of legalized banditti.

The bright, the happy time of a new Saturnian reign seems to have come. We shall soon see if we are to be given to the spoiler, or whether our genius, flexible and inventive, has not resources of adaptation and reconstruction enough to save us.

But we did not intend to speak of these things or make dangerous predictions of emendation, which the lessons of the sober past teach us to think too sanguine. No, our intention simply is to refer to the nation's life outside of politics. That life, with all its glorious increase of convenience and comfort, in one direction nationally sins. In our enthusiasm of living, we forget the sources of life: we trust the brain with our feverish activity, too much like a kite without a string, or rather with the string cut across; yet a healthy and well nourished body gives the only firm foothold for the gusty and high-flying mind.

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ISBN-13:
9781331663263
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/18/2015
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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