The Blue-grass Region Of Kentucky; And Other Kentucky Articles by James Lane AllenThe Blue-grass Region Of Kentucky; And Other Kentucky Articles by James Lane Allen

The Blue-grass Region Of Kentucky; And Other Kentucky Articles

byJames Lane Allen

Paperback | January 30, 2012

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... which they regard the lie in others. This is one of their idols--an idol of the market-place in the true meaning of the Baconian philosophy. The new Kentuckian has not lost an old-time trait of character: so high and delicate a sense of personal honor that to be told he lies is the same as saying he has ceased to be a gentleman. Along with good faith and fair dealing goes liberality. Not prodigality; they have changed all that. The fresh system of things has produced no more decided result than a different regard for material interests. You shall not again charge the Kentuckians with lacking either "the telescopic appreciation of distant gain,"or the microscopic appreciation of present gain. The influence of money is active,and the illusion of wealth become a reality. Profits are now more likely to pass into accumulation and structure. There is more discussion of costs and values. Small economies are more dwelt upon in thought and conversation. Actually you shall find the people higgling with the dealer over prices. And yet how significant a fact is it in their life that the merchant does not, as a rule, give exact change over the counter! At least the cent has not yet been put under the microscope. Perhaps you will not accept it as an evidence of progress that so many men will leave their business all over the country for an idle day once a month in town--nay, oftener than once a month; for many who are at county court in this place to-day will attend it in another county next Monday. But do not be deceived by the lazy appearance of the streets. There are fewer idlers than of old. You may think this quiet group of men who have taken possession of a buggy or a curb-stone are out upon a costly holiday. Draw near, and it is discovered that there is fresh, e...
Title:The Blue-grass Region Of Kentucky; And Other Kentucky ArticlesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217888844

ISBN - 13:9780217888844