The Anglo-Saxon Volume 4

The Anglo-Saxon Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...of things less lofty than befits thy meddling, looking at things here and now as they are or seem to be, not peering into dim and cold futurity, with our longsighted glasses on, but taking a near view of its present aspect in the way of quiet conscience, fire-side comfort, good fellowship, and household happiness; get thee gone for the nonce, another time and tone shall welcome thee to tell all and more than all thou dreamest of the future tense, till then we part to meet at Philippi. In considering the zig-zag sort of advance made during different ages by the genus homo, --or, if we must not assume the fact of absolute advancement, let us alter the phrase, and say, --in tracing history's curiously involved curve of which Progress and Prejudice may stand for abscissa and ordinate, we find men nationally and individually travelling at all sorts of different paces, some running on ahead, and getting into trouble for their pains, some straggling and sideling this way and that, some pursuing quietly the even tenour of their way; others loitering or even stopping on the road, while some positively seem bent on elbowing their way back through the onward crowd to the great apparent hindrance and annoyance of the forward movement; these people are all variously classed under the heads of enthusiasts, radicals, reformers, conservatives, fanatics, bigots, &c, and each class comes in for its respective share of AND HOME REM.H, lilu..o. I '.' U hard adjectives at the hands of the rest, all exhibiting wonderful unanimity ns allied forces on the one subject of mutual recrimination. Yet after all, to a looker on, it is clear enough that this very discrepancy of pace and temper is the natural arrangement best adapted to the safety, welfare, and ultimate...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861566
  • 9781236861566