Life of William T. Porter by Francis BrinleyLife of William T. Porter by Francis Brinley

Life of William T. Porter

byFrancis Brinley

Paperback | January 8, 2012

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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. 1860. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. In the month of October, 1840, the editor writes: "During the whole of the last three years, the high rate of exchange, and the deranged condition of commercial affairs throughout the country, have rendered a continual struggle against the evils that followed in their train absolutely essential to the maintenance of our position, and have forced us to the most disagreeable and ruinous expedients. Like others, we flattered ourselves, from month to month, and from year to year, that a transition to better times could not be far distant, and we determined to defer yet a little longer the earnest appeal which we must now make to the sense of justice of every subscriber to either of our publications. The prompt payment of whatever sums which may be due to us, is the only means by which we can hope to sustain ourselves as proprietors of periodicals not entirely unworthy the countenance and support of the sporting world, as the sole accredited organs and official records of whatever pertains to the American Turf." Another, and a vexatious annoyance, induced the editor to appeal to the "felons" who had deprived him, at one fell swoop, of new and valuable music, and an opera-glass: "We live," said he, "in a musical age and in a musical country; but that is not a good reason (though perhaps a rational one as times go) that there should be a community in musical property. Yet such a phase of agrarianism has certainly presented itself within these few days before our lamenting eyes. And now experientia doeet what we had been before taught theoretically to believe--videlicet: Abstracting opera-glasses is a custom, which, as 'Soft Recorders' have said or sung, 'is practised to a great extent in this country!'" While Mr. Porter was at the South, the sad in...
Title:Life of William T. PorterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217505163

ISBN - 13:9780217505161