Dreams And Reveries Of A Quiet Man (volume 2); Consisting Of The Little Genius, And Other Essays

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byTheodore Sedgwick Fay

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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. 1832. Excerpt: ... and beauties, the virtues and vices of men and things properly together, and forming a conclusion as the balance is in their favor or against them, they ferret out the worst features, dwell upon them with malicious bitterness, and thus overwhelm every thing in indiscriminate condemnation. In short, while the conversation of all is marked with the peculiarities of their respective dispositions and habits of life, few have attained that elegant familiarity with the world and the human heart which enables them in conversation to please all and offend none. Such an accomplishment is productive of the most agreeable advantages. It surrounds its possessor with a kind of cheerfulness, delightful to the walks of brilliant fashion and invaluable as the charm of the domestic circle. Yet, perhaps, few subjects engage less of the attention of scholars and eminent men of all classes. They too often exhaust their vivacity in the mental efforts of the closet, and pass among their friends mere abstracted, solitary, and sometimes disagreeable companions, unable to share the simple pleasures of life. LETTER FROM THE CITY. New York, July 10, 1830. Dear C.--I presume sufficient time has elapsed since vour departure from New York to render "private advices" agreeable; yet I have nothing in the world to say which would be interesting to you except the old hum-drum assurances that "I am quite well and hope vou are the same," for which valuable piece of information and expression of love, people have been content to pay postage for a very long time. We have had here for" a few weeks past a succession of the most pleasant days and nights you ever saw--just sufficiently varied with showers to keep the ground moist, the air fresh and clear and the grass green. And as for the moon, ...

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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. 1832. Excerpt: ... and beauties, the virtues and vices of men and things properly together, and forming a conclusion as the balance is in their f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217204791

ISBN - 13:9780217204798

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