Books & Things; A Collection Of Stray Remarks

Paperback | January 6, 2012

byGeorge Slythe Street

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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. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II THE PROVINCIAL MIND IT is certain that all educated and thoughtful people are confronted at times with modes of thought, with points of view, with systems of argument, or with habits of expression, which, for one reason or another, they call provincial; it is equally certain that, if asked for some definition of the term which should include all admitted instances of its application and yet possess some historical and logical propriety, they would be severely posed for an answer. I, no more than they, am prepared with any brief and precise formula which shall meet the occasion ; but, since it would be futile to pursue the subject at all without some sort of agreement as to its scope, I must endeavour at least to supply the reader with some approximate equivalent of that desiderated and unattainable certainty. But I must premise that this attempt will make for convenience of argument rather than for precision of thought; that my examples may not always correspond with fine-drawn exactness to my general remarks; that suggestion more than information will be the upshot; in fine, that while it is hoped there may be something of philosophic merit in the following pages, scientific accuracy is not to be expected. Living in an age and country of compromises, we find here also a practical utility in the mean. The original sense of "provincial" is no longer useful in discussing questions of intellect or taste, except as applied to the material on which intellect and taste are exercised. The telegraph, the newspaper, and the railway have brought the metropolis and the provinces so near together that very little can be argued as to a man's taste and mode of thought from his place of abode. To live away from the metropolis is no longer necessarily to be remote f...

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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. 1905. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II THE PROVINCIAL MIND IT is certain that all educated and thoughtful people are confronted at times with modes of thought, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217687989

ISBN - 13:9780217687980

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