Heroic Lives In Universal Religion; A Manual For Religious Instruction In Junior Grades For Pupils…

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byAlbert Ross Vail

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... Chapter II A KNIGHT OF THE MARKET PLACE William H. Baldwin, Jr. was a knight of big business. He sat in his office and managed railroads and great crowds of brakemen and engineers. He was a hero because he conducted his business not to pile up money for himself but to serve the people of the country. His love for others began to appear when he was a boy. He always used his spending money to buy something, not for himself, but for his family. His father was a man whom poets like Whittier and Oliver Wendell Holmes love to celebrate, for he gave all his life to helping the young men of Boston. William, seeing that his noble father was having difficulty supporting his family of nine children in the big city of Boston, decided to help him. So every morning he arose at half past four o'clock and started on a route selling newspapers. In this way he earned a few dollars every week for the family. In school and college he was immensely popular. His days were full of play and laughter. His cheeks were ruddy, his health superb. He was a leader among the boys and college students, and stood at the front in all sorts of clubs and organizations. His joyous spirits, combined with what his sister calls "the rare tenderness of his nature," made everybody like him. He was so sympathetic and full of kindness even for animals that "the lump is in his throat if word comes (from home) that the dog Roger is ill." All through his college days he was beloved for his manliness and for the mingled strength and sweetness of his character. When he graduated from Harvard College there came the problem of choosing his profession. At first he wanted to be a minister so that he might spend all his time doing good. Then he decided he was better fitted for business. President Eliot helped...

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... Chapter II A KNIGHT OF THE MARKET PLACE William H. Baldwin, Jr. was a knight of big business. He sat in his office and managed...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021722086X

ISBN - 13:9780217220866

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