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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... old belabored woman, spinning overtime runs to her best room--there are two chairs in it--to get her clock set aright. It is now 4:07 or 4:09 for Kant is passing on his daily walk, he is always on time. Such preciseness did our own hero possess--always punctual to an engagement, always regular in his habits, never oversleeping, never late because of some social function or because he had eaten up his energy in the debauch of the previous nights--business first, pleasure afterwards with him. It is not strange that a man who could say, "Duty is the sublimest word in the English language," did things, did them well, on time. How else could his esthetic nature act? Did1 he not respond to Him who is always on time? Was not his life set by the Time Keeper of the universe? Could he fail? Lee was always successful? Yes. Before entering the Confederacy, he was offered command of the northern forces, but he insisted that he could: not be unloyal to the South, she who had nourished and blessed and supported him. It will be remembered that Washington was offered command of the English forces, but his mother said, "Nay, George," and George nayed, and Lee nayed, a fabric of the same genius he, as George. And while Lee did not save the Confederacy; no man could do that--he did more: he suffered with the suffering, shared their bit or mass of sadness, and without humiliation and through love, offered his best on his country's altar. But Lee did, too, what only a great man can do and what they often fail in doing: he showed how he could merge into better things, quietly and unostentatiously as he strove onward and upward towards light as he saw it. Repeatedly after the surrender at Appomattox, he urged his soldiers and friends to make more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548248
  • 9781236548245