Notes from Life in Seven Essays by Henry TaylorNotes from Life in Seven Essays by Henry Taylor

Notes from Life in Seven Essays

byHenry Taylor

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... THE WAYS OF THE RICH AND GREAT. There is a great and grievous complaint in some quarters, that the Rich are too rich, and that their riches are continually increasing, whilst from other quarters the complaint is, that those who thus complain have as great a desire for riches as if they saw no harm in them. A few years ago a writer of great sagacity and knowledge of the world, represented England to he a country in which poverty is contemptible. Such an account of things tends to propagate the sentiment it proclaims; T)ecause in all countries there are many who are prepared to go with the stream. But let us hope that it is not a true account. There are large numbers of Englishmen, though not, perhaps, of the particular section of society which fell more directly under the observation of that writer, by whom poverty is not despised, unless resulting from indolence or misconduct, and by whom riches are J9)x respected, unless well won or well spent. Nevertheless it is true enough that riches are too much valued by some classes, whilst they are regarded with jealousy by others; and in the present state of society it were well if all classes could be led to consider justly, and if none would permit themselves to consider enviously or ungently, the manner in which riches are expended, and the general demeanor of the Rich and the Great. Although the Rich are a small minority of the people, there is no reason why their happiness and enjoyments should not be cared for; and there is in human nature so much of a disposition to sympathize with happiness and prosperity, that their enjoyment of their wealth will not be unpopular, if it be not seen to be selfish or absurd. But it is desirable both for the sake of the Rich and Great, and for the sake of the sentiments wit...
Title:Notes from Life in Seven EssaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217264964

ISBN - 13:9780217264969