The Hearth-Stone: Thoughts upon Home-Life in Our Cities by Samuel Osgood

The Hearth-Stone: Thoughts upon Home-Life in Our Cities

bySamuel Osgood

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These thoughts are published for the same reason that led the author from time to time to put them upon paper,—a wish to meet a want in the sphere of the affections rather than to claim any honor in the kingdom of ideas. Wherever important questions have been at issue he has not avoided them, however conspicuous or controverted; but the volume aims to breathe a kindly spirit above the reach of sect and party. He is not ashamed to have his style show something of the habit of his profession, and to use, in part, ideas that he has expressed in the lyceum and the pulpit in a different form. It will be seen that the several subjects connect themselves more or less closely with a year’s life in the household, and that the light which cheers the whole twelvemonth is kindled on the hearth-stone at Christmas and New Year. The state of things in our American cities is now so peculiar, so marked by privilege and peril, that no earnest plea for home affections and virtues can be wholly thrown away. To dedicate books to conspicuous names is a custom now almost obsolete, and if the were to venture upon any dedication of this little volume it would read somewhat thus:— TO THOSE WHO HAVE EVER LOVED HOME, AND WHO WISH TO LOVE IT ALWAYS
Title:The Hearth-Stone: Thoughts upon Home-Life in Our CitiesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 8, 2015Publisher:Library of AlexandriaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1465552979

ISBN - 13:9781465552976