The American Blacksmith; A Practical Journal of Blacksmithing and Wagonmaking Volume 8-9

The American Blacksmith; A Practical Journal of Blacksmithing and Wagonmaking Volume 8-9

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...to be the Honest Toilcr. He may be a banker with millions at his back, a man who does good with his money, or the honest artisan, mechanic or ordinary laborer, with nothing but his hands, energy and aggressiveness. But under no circumstances would I recognize ('holly Sapleigh:1 gentleman. I mean a fellow who inherits money from his father, or other relative, who with their aggressiveness and energy made this money. Lincoln did not say "the common people," hut he said " the poor people are always vith us." Lincoln was a gentleman who did not leam to be a gentleman by hanging around manicuring shops or who spend a few paltry hundreds on wine. He learned to be a gentleman and one of the foremost gentlemen when he was splitting rails. As you may see by articles of Mr. Creel and the nameless gentleman (?)---near gentleman, I should say--Mr. Roady Kenehan is simply attacked because he is an. aggressive and energetic horseshoer and an honest gentleman. I do not personally know Mr. Kenehan, but I am sure that Mr. Saphead never paid for any soup tickets for Mr. Kenehan, if he ever paid for any. But I do also know that the sovereign people of Colorado elected Mr. Kenehan State Auditor because he is an honest gentleman and an aggressive and energetic worker. And I hope the sovereign people will uphold him and elect him again. May he some day be President of the United States. I do know positively that a fellow who thinks like an automobile has probably debts he never can pay, nor intends to pay. Gentility is more to be desired than honesty. One more thing, Mr. Creel cites Joan of Arc and Andrew Jackson, but did not mention our rail-splitting President, Honest Abe I.ineoln--but then, maybe he is not sufficiently acquainted with...show more

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  • Paperback | 454 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 803g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580958
  • 9781236580955