Essays in mosaic by Thomas BallantyneEssays in mosaic by Thomas Ballantyne

Essays in mosaic

byThomas Ballantyne

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1870. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... first by keeping a school, and then by buying land, which since had risen above all their expectation. "Every German loses his money here," she said, " who enters into speculation; he is not sharp enough for the Americans. But every one of us prospers who buys land, and works hard. But yet," continued she, "I hope not to die here; I long for the quiet, hearty life of Germany. Were it not oppressed by despots, and stripped of all freedom, we should have long ago returned. A poor man there has more enjoyment than the rich here; nothing but the freedom of America makes life here supportable. Were Germany politically free, not one of us would cross the ocean to live among this joyless people." Pulszky's Sketches of Society in the United States, 1853. EISURE for men of business, and business for men of leisure, would cure many complaints. Mrs Thralb. We sometimes feel as if we should like to run our heads into a hole, to be quiet for a little time from the stir of so many human beings, which greets us from morning to evening. Dr Arnold. I Pant beyond expression for two days of absolute and unbroken leisure. If it were not for my love of beautiful nature and poetry, my heart would have died within me long ago. Lord Jeffrey. It is a favourite speculation of mine that, if spared to sixty, we then enter on the seventh decade of human life, and that it, if possible, should be turned into the Sabbath of our earthly pilgrimage and spent sabbatically, as if on the shore of an eternal world, or in the outer courts, as it were, of the temple that is above--the tabernacle in heaven. What enamours me all the more of this idea is the retrospect of my mother's widowhood. I long, if God should spare me, for such an old age as she enjoyed--spent as if at the gate of heaven, an...
Title:Essays in mosaicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217472451

ISBN - 13:9780217472456