Charter and By-Laws of the Washington Association of New Jersey Volume 2

Charter and By-Laws of the Washington Association of New Jersey Volume 2

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...of the world, then it was not worth while for VVashington to do what he did, nor for the settlers of this country to do what they did. But is it true that Americans are mere material 'ists? If you look at their occupations, yes, I think I may say, without exaggeration, that there never has been a country in which there are so many opportunities of acquiring fortunes rapidly as this country has afforded.. But is this the chief end, or is this the chief interest of America? If so, then very little has been permanently gained. Europe is far more interesting to the eye than America, and it is goingsto remain far more interesting-for many decades to come. It is to the American of to-day what Italy was to the Englishman of the Renaissance from the time of Surrey to the time of Milton. It is the home of the older associations of history, of the treasures of art; it is the place in which civic and social order are most highly developed, in which nature is made beautiful by the work of generations. In all these respects Europe is more interesting than America, and it must remain more interesting; but, is this the whole story? Is the story of the race written entirely in the achievements which the eye sees, which are expressed in terms of architecture, painting and sculpture? Has not our country the dramatic, I may say, the supreme interest of dealing with the human problem on thelargest possible scale? We shall not solve the human problem until we secure that full play of the spiritual energy which brings inward satisfaction. No man with the soul of a man w-as ever satisfied with the work i of his hand. No country that deserves to be called a country was ever yet satisfied with its 'achievements in things that could be located and counted....show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236861965
  • 9781236861962