From Naboth's Vineyard; Being Impressions Formed During a Fourth Visit to South Africa Undertaken at the Request of the Tribune Newspaper ...

From Naboth's Vineyard; Being Impressions Formed During a Fourth Visit to South Africa Undertaken at the Request of the Tribune Newspaper ...

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...and the memory of friends, most of whom are gone to their rest, have made Natal a green spot in my memory. But as I was not blind to certain peculiarities which seemed to mark her collective character a generation ago, I cannot be oblivious of them to-day. They have neither disappeared nor lessened. It is rather the other way. Whatever riches Natal may have won she owes them chiefly to adventitious aids and outside circumstances. Let us look at her again as she was thirty years ago before we speak of her as she stands to-day. "There is much to excuse the possessors of this land if in the very richness of their possession they should at times become fretful over the slow development of the earthly paradise where they dwell. It is so fair and fruitful that they may well ask why it does not thrive, and they may easily ascribe to causes other than the right one the fact of their ill-fortune; yet the true reason is simple enough. The critic who said of Natal that it was only a land of samples missed the point of his own truth. To change a sample into a crop, to make a crop a staple commodity, to export to foreign shores the surplus productions of the soil, these are only progressive steps in the prosperity of a nation. But this ultimate result can only be reached through the same conditions of industry and energy which in other lands, and under less favoured climates, turns the product of the soil into the wealth of a civilized community. There is no Royal road to the prosperity of a people, be their country ever so rich or highly favoured. As our forefathers toiled to unlock the riches of the soil, and as they passed through successive stages of development on their road to prosperity, so must their sons labour in their new homes ere...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236917804
  • 9781236917805