Alderbrook; A Collection Of Fanny Forester's Village Sketches, Poems, Etc

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byEmily Chubbuck Judson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE GREAT MARCH HOLIDAY. The boisterous, bustling, blowing, chilling month of March Ugh! it makes me shiver to think of it! Even its smiles are undesirable--mud-producers as they are. But yet it brings, like every other part of the year, its own peculiar pleasures. It is, indeed, a season of the utmost interest and importance to a large class, quite as likely to supply us with future statesmen as college walls or city boundaries. It is strange how much, and yet how little, we are indebted to position and education for what we afterward become. The pale student, with his classic face, soul-beaming eye, and graceful step, bows himself from our presence on commencement day ; while our hopes and good wishes follow him on what we believe will be a bright career; and we never hear of him again. The awkward, square-shouldered country lad comes trudging into town with his grain, perhaps, and at evening slips away to the .ecture-room. We observe neither his coming nor his going, but if we did we could scarce see the strong intellect bursting its rough kernel. Years pass, and suddenly a great man rises before us--a kind of intellectual miracle. The district school was the nursery of this intellect; a country newspaper lent its aid to foster it; books, old dry books, that those acquainted with modern literature would never think of reading, hedged it round with common sense; occasional visiters and occasional visits added to the fund of information which the newspaper supplied; thought, driven to feed upon itself for want of other food, wrought itself into a giant; and so the wonder grew. So the district school is a very important thing; and hence we aie not disposed to undervalue the holyday at its close--. a great and important day, not to be surpassed by ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1849. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE GREAT MARCH HOLIDAY. The boisterous, bustling, blowing, chilling month of March Ugh! it makes me shiver to think of it! ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217169848

ISBN - 13:9780217169844

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