The English Woman; Studies In Her Psychic Evolution

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byDavid Staars

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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. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE BEGINNINGS OF THE WOMAN MOVEMENT THE LEADERS The life of a nation has been compared to the organisation of a large factory. Incomplete imagery is often used to help the mind to form ideas, and is sometimes useful if the analogies are not carried too far. In a factory there is usually a furnace room and the , great motor fly-wheel which sets the rest of the machinery in motion. The chance visitor who finds himself in the midst of the entanglement of pulleys, axles, revolving fly-wheels, running leather bands of a cloth mill, might perhaps in the unceasing din of the animated ironwork fail to recognise the unity of purpose and movement. The newspapers, often damp from the press, bring us heated breaths of the world's movement. Unfold the Times. Twenty large pages of small print give detailed accounts of every event of any importance taking place in any part of the world. Read these accounts, and through the shifting kaleidoscope of facts, whether they be an advertisement, a strike, a battle, or a scientific discovery does not matter, you will see some few ideas peeping out, and behind these ideas the outlines of some great human personalities. Attend a political meeting. The speaker is enthusiastic ; the audience responsive. He seems to be creating thoughts! But how rarely this happens in reality. His ideas are usually those which some great predecessor has slowly developed in the inner workings of his mind. In the great majority of cases the orator has been merely a fluent phonograph, and the suggestion of his personal excitement has acted as an amplifier of sound. The manufacturer and the merchant appear to be more independent. But behind the struggle of an industrial crisis which may ruin them the will of a few men can be discerned, who may be econ...

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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. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE BEGINNINGS OF THE WOMAN MOVEMENT THE LEADERS The life of a nation has been compared to the organisation of a large facto...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217348009

ISBN - 13:9780217348003

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