An author's story, and other tales by Emily FosterAn author's story, and other tales by Emily Foster

An author's story, and other tales

byEmily Foster

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... THE STORY OF AN OLD HOUSE. RELATED B Y ITSELF. ES, I am an old house now, not worth much, I dare say, to anybody; though, if I were wanted, I might perhaps last a little longer, notwithstanding I am a hundred years old--a hundred years old--Heigho! I did not think I should last so long when I was built. Yet it seems a little while to look back upon, and I confess I am sorry that a railway, lately projected, will now put an end to my existence. Before I totally disappear, I should like to relate about some of the people who have dwelt within my precincts, and the events that occurred under my sheltering roof; for these old walls have witnessed scenes both grave and gay, both sorrowful and happy, and the former, as, alas! is too often the case in life, the former more than the latter. For, gentle reader, though I have witnessed a good many changes in my time, yet I find human nature is much the same; people love and hate; quarrel and make it up; are happy and sad; successful or despairing just the same now as they were a hundred years ago--as I imagine they were in the days of the Patriarchs. Ah! we may have railways to enable us to glide along easily on our travels, but there is no invention for making the journey of life any smoother than it was of yore. We may have our printing presses, our telegraphs, and our steam-power, but there is no press that ever I heard of for pressing consistency and straightforwardness into people, or the selfishness out of them; there is no electrical machine for rousing the soft answer that turneth away wrath--there is no power invented that makes people truer, kinder, more just than formerly. Not that I wish to imply there is little good in mankind--far from it--I think there is often more good than is seen or given credit ...
Title:An author's story, and other talesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217170420

ISBN - 13:9780217170420