Days of My Years (Classic Reprint)

Days of My Years (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Days of My Years I have overlived the assigned limit of human probation. Often, during the last decade, I have been asked: Why do you not write an autobiog raphy? Substantially, my usual reply has been: Why should 1? Neither scholar, philosopher, nor moral reformer, what claim have I upon the world's attention? I have never founded a college, en dowed a hospital, invented a volapuk, patented a flying-machine, discovered an asteroid, evolved a new theology, explored a savage continent, cham pioned a railroad strike, thrown a dynamite bomb, vindicated my honor in a duel, nor gone over Niag ara in a barrel. What could I write of myself, that others would care to read? Thrice already have I undertaken something of that sort, and committed the misfortune to the flames. So late in life, Shall I repeat my folly, and bury the abortion in my grave? The man who writes an autobiography must have done something worth reading of; why should I write an autobiography? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 18mm | 454g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243149859
  • 9780243149858