Abroad with Jane

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byEdward Sandford Martin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... ABROAD WITH JANS I Had wondered these many years why people went to Europe, when Jane told me we were going. Why should they keep going so, to be sure? Man wants but little here below, and a large proportion of it is obtainable in these states, to wit: food, drink, shelter, newspapers, other reading, church privileges, schooling, and all the commodities. And I had seen--we all have seen--so many, many people go to Europe, some of them habitually, without any obvious effects of the treatment! I know it may be a case like that of a man very attentive to his duties in church and used as an example of the inefficacy of Christianity, but nobody knows how much meaner he might have been if he had not been partly Christianized. I do not doubt that civilization in this country is appreciably affected and, I hope, improved by the prevalent go-to-Europe habit, and perhaps the individuals who go are more beneficially Europeanized than appears on their surfaces. But anyhow, Jane said we were going. At least she disclosed that she was clear in her mind that we ought to go, that it was time we went, and that, all circumstances being duly considered, we could better afford to go than not. Also she wanted to go--she admitted that. Jane is not often so positive. She always has an opinion, but about most matters that implicate me, it is a take it or leave it opinion, and just goes into the scales with my own poor inclinations and the other considerations that weigh out to a conclusion. But the few considerable things that Jane is positive in requiring of me, I do, of course, or assent to and help along if I can, not daring, indeed, not to, for fear I might miss something better than I can discern. So it was about sending Clementine and later Blandina to boarding school. I c...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... ABROAD WITH JANS I Had wondered these many years why people went to Europe, when Jane told me we were going. Why should they k...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217162711

ISBN - 13:9780217162715

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