Book Notes; Consisting of Literary Gossip, Criticisms of Books and Local Historical Matters Connected with Rhode Island Volume 23

Book Notes; Consisting of Literary Gossip, Criticisms of Books and Local Historical Matters Connected with Rhode Island Volume 23

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...body of medicines or drugs were thrown into the sea, it would be better for mankind, but bad for the fishes. Gen. Brayton ought at once to have a guardeen appointed for the Pawtuxet Valley Gleaner. Read this: "The time has arrived when the common people--the rank and file--propose to be heard in matters pertaining to legislation, and if their duly elected representatives fail to produce the kind of goods that they are authorized to make there must be an explanation forthcoming, weighted with sound reasoning, before their supporters will budge an inch from their original demands." And this: "The kind of Republicanism that was introduced by Abraham Lincoln possesses the kind of quality that the laboring members of the party are pleased with. And by laboring men we mean 1 he rank and file that make up ninetenths of its members. "This was the kind of a party that Rhode Island felt proud of for a score of years, or until the rank and file began to submit to the dictates of a few. Gradually the party came under the control of one man, the duly elected legislators came to feel that they must submit to the influence of this dominating spirit, which has placed many good men in a contemptible position before their fellow citizens because they have submitted to being led about like a submissive bull, with a ring in its nose." The Lands of Rhode Island as they were known to CAUNOUNICUS AND MIANTUNNOMU when Roger Witjiams came in 1636. An Indian Map of the Principal Locations known to the NAHIGANSETS and ELABORATE HISTORICAL NOTES by Sidney S. Rider. The edition consisted of 495 copies, 369 have been sold; 126 remain to be sold. Price, post paid, $4.50. Address the Author, Providence, R. I. Goodness gracious! It couldn't havt...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684324X
  • 9781236843241