Children of Circumstance Volume 2

Children of Circumstance 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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...may be years before you make any progress in such a new way of thinking of Ireland." "It may be years before I know enough of the subject to lift up my voice towards its advancement." _ Her sudden paleness surprised and rather irritated him. "Oh Lord, how her intensity bores one!" he thought. "Can't she attend to the lace? What has she on her mind?----While I'm getting up modified conscription, and making friends with the population," he said, aloud, as a sort of immediate satisfaction to her, "I have another idea on my mind." "Upon my word," said Colclough, "you'll be the biggest bore in the House before you're five years older." "If I am, you may congratulate me, Beatrice. I shall have every hope of getting something through, and will have justified my existence in your sight. My wife has a solid belief in action," he explained to Rica; "and a man who acts to any purpose in Parliament must be a bore. He must be a one-, or at most a two-. idead man, and keep pegging away at his hobbies, in season and out of season until he has made himself a bye-word in the land." "What's the second idea?" Beatrice asked. "The immorality of Public Examinations." "What do you mean?" "I mean a good many things. I'll tell you two of them. I mean that exams. are snares and delusions in that they are self-regarding objects, and promote selfishness. They concentrate the energies on doing instead of growing. They foster the intellect at the expense of the emotions. They substitute book-knowledge for knowledge acquired directly through the senses, and tend to impair the senses by...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840259
  • 9781236840257