Life Letters, and Wayside Gleanings, for the Folks at Home (Classic Reprint)

Life Letters, and Wayside Gleanings, for the Folks at Home (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Life Letters, and Wayside Gleanings, for the Folks at Home In 1864, at the suggestion Of friends, one of Whom pledged fifty dollars for the first copy, I undertook to collect my papers and put them into book-form but when ready to write, like scores of others, i found my sight too much impaired, and was obliged to relinquish the project, or lose it entirely. But oh, the bitter struggle that ensued To give up the pleasures of intercourse with the world of mind and matter through the medium of the press, to be shut out from a realm of lightand beauty, and go down into the solemn night with never. A star, was a dreadful picture to my sensitive nature. With the aid of simple restoratives, rest, patient waiting, and The divine blessing so earnestly sought, I gradually emerged from my sad condition. But since then my imperfect vision has made resolute, and continuous literary labor irksome, even painful. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.
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  • Paperback | 966 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 48mm | 1,266g
  • English
  • 760 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243254105
  • 9780243254101