Organization In Daily Life; An Essay by Sir Arthur HelpsOrganization In Daily Life; An Essay by Sir Arthur Helps

Organization In Daily Life; An Essay

bySir Arthur Helps

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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. 1862 Excerpt: ...shall meet with all the strain thattion. it will have to encounter in real life, and yet if it should break down, the failure should not be absolutely disastrous. It is said that one of the great firms, whose business it is to build locomotive engines, never allows an engine to go out of the yard, until it has travelled a thousand miles in that yard. This is as it should be; and a like precaution might be adopted in many other matters. The necessity for these trials and rehearsals arises, of course, out of the weakness of our nature. Even the largest and most foreseeing minds are apt to overlook or forget some small thing which yet is requisite for success. And thus harmonious working can only be ensured by previous trial. How much this is requisite is nowhere better seen than in the getting-up of an amateur play. All the performers shall know their parts thoroughly well, and be very clever men and Aw-women; but the rehearsal discloses to them many small points of dialogue, and dexterous little arrangements of ' properties', which have to be arbitrarily settled and provided for beforehand, if the performance is to go off well and smoothly. It is likely that considerable discouragement will be felt after the first re» hearsal has taken place; but that discouragement, leading to adaptation of all kinds, is often the parent of a sure success. Everybody will admit the truth of the foregoing remarks, and even think them somewhat commonplace. But yet what many of us do not see, is, that we could institute more trials,More Ma ' ' ' might be experiments, and rehearsals than we doin8titutedadopt: and we should institute them if we were once deeply convinced of the exceeding and peculiar benefit of all such trials. In building, for example, hardly any labour is ...
Title:Organization In Daily Life; An EssayFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217264255

ISBN - 13:9780217264259