James Annand, M.P; A Tribute

James Annand, M.P; A Tribute

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... our sorrows gloomily as well; we need not have it both ways. "I have never found good-byes to be exhilarating. I belong to the category of folk who would rather avoid them. But it is surely a good custom to bid formal farewell to living persons whom we desire to honour and who are leaving us their debtors. One never knows, said someone, what roots he has struck dow11 in a place before he resolves to leave it. Sometimes he wishes, amid these friendly demonstrations, that he had been the centre of them a little earlier. One might then have resolved not to pluck up the roots. But it is no doubt better to have yourself transplanted from time to time. The man who has lived all his life in one place, and has no farewells in his past, is seldom up to much, though he may live in the odour of respect and be revered as an authority. The exceptions on the other hand are often the best of men--men who have lived openly and intimately in their community and have taken straight courses and done humble and high services, and died honoured among their fellows, who have profited by their lives. I have-known such men, some of them Quakers, and think of them always as redeemers of the human race. So that you see very different experiences may yet produce excellent results, and it is perhaps better not to be too dogmatic about anything except death and marriage. "I have said nothing of the great final farewells that are being said every hour of every day in which we men live. But I have heard men in intimate discourse with each other speak openly of their own experiences. Some have praised Nature in my hearing for the numbness of sense with which, in some cases, she enables the poor human to await the approach of dissolution. They have praised...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681049X
  • 9781236810496