The Conservator Volume 28-30

The Conservator Volume 28-30

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...night the clamor was greater. Did our thoug s intensify as our crowds multiplied? We all g what we wanted when we got peace. But how much that we wanted did we get? How much did we want? As our circumference enlarges we want more. If we're contented with the perfection of the avera chievement we want less. We get our hands fu ften when our hearts are empty. We retire on our acquisitions instead of retiring our acquisitions in the interest of fresh adventures. What were we all glad for? For different things, no doubt, or for different fractions of different things. But were we glad, looking back? Or were we glad, looking ahead? When I kissed a stranger on Fifth Avenue in the ebullition of my feelings was it because he saw in me or I saw in him an access of new democratic sentiment? Or was it a mere overflow of inexplicable emotion? As we hurried along together in tens of thousands did we at last realize that the symbolism of the moment lifted us to a higher level of mutual recognition? We're all tearing along together to celebrate peace. Are we at last to tear along together celebrating mercy, justice, sex, the before and after of all essential civilization? Were we only to experience that one moment of ascending cosmic insight and then drop back to the level the hour before had found us on? Why were we glad? Was that mass rhapsody to spill something or other clean over all barriers into the future to fertilize the competent soils? Was it all only slush? Or was some of it vision? I looked at the onflow and wondered. I recall it and I still wonder. I asked a boy who had a specially serious face: " Wouldn't you rather have peace than war?" "Yes," he said. "Why were you so solemn, then?" I asked. He said: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 295g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883446
  • 9781236883445