Suppressed Chapters and Other Bookishness

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byRobert Bridges

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... SOME REMARKS OF MAJOR BRACE APROPOS OF "WINDFALLS OF OBSERVATION," BY EDWARD S. MARTIN. "I'VE been having a delightful afternoon," said 1 Major Brace, as he slid into his favorite corner of the Club cafe, and rang the bell. The younger men were dropping in from down-town with the worriment of a financial crisis written on their faces, but the Major's serenity was perennial and contagious. They liked to hear him talk, and this was his favorite hour. As the Martini was placed before him he continued: "While you youngsters have been hustling down town for dollars that are not in circulation, I have been up in the Club library reading Martin's book, 'Windfalls of Observation.' There's a wise youth for you! He has a good, workable philosophy which contains my three cardinal virtues for the man of the world--Courage, Gumption, Serenity." "Come, now, Major," said the Impertinent Youth. ' Everybody knows that you pat Martin on the back because he occasionally puts your harangues in print. A little bit flattered, eh?" "There is something in what you say," replied the Major, affably. "We all have our little vanities. But discounting the vanity, I want you boys to read the 'Windfalls.' I am twice the age of any one of you, and I know what is good for a man of thirty. And I say that it is good for men of your years to believe many of the things that Martin talks about. Most of you are university and professional men. You imagine that you have lived a long time, and that you see clear through to the end of the journey. As a matter of fact you are just fairly started. You are all a little cynical; it takes the form of mistrust of all men and most women. When you only knew your own folks and a limited circle of friends, you imagined that the world was filled with good, de...

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... SOME REMARKS OF MAJOR BRACE APROPOS OF "WINDFALLS OF OBSERVATION," BY EDWARD S. MARTIN. "I'VE been having a delightful afternoon...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217061478

ISBN - 13:9780217061476

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