The Life-Line of the Lone One; Or, Autobiography of the World's Child

The Life-Line of the Lone One; Or, Autobiography of the World's Child

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...outgrew and conquered its rival. But this was not till after the Lone One had ceased to make any efforts to sustain the valley home, and begun to look out a home elsewhere for his family. One'more game, and we end this line of history, which does not connect well with the first or last chapter of the narrative. Fifty-two came. Again the national tocsin sound, To arms, ye politicians! and the Lone One was registered as one of the vicepresidents of the National Convention at Pittsburg, and one of its speaker's also. From thence he returned, received a nomination as one of the electors on the Hale and Julian ticket, and again came off with honors only; for at the canvass the David and Jonathan--for both were on it--found their names had led the ticket, although the preacher at Ceresco had stricken them off, because they were believers in spiritual life, from evidences which he did not possess. This was the last game, and closed the political career of the Lone One. On counting up, he found himself six by honors and nothing by tricks, and concluded he was not a good player, and had better abandon the game forever. "Only in lowly places sleep Life's flowers of sweet perfume, And they who climb Fame's mountain steep Must mourn their own high doom." But, ....'- Fortune at her will bestows On mortal works the appointed close; And sometimes have the better men, Through guile of worse, supplanted been." Like the father of our country, on one occasion, the Lone One was now between the two contending armies, and received the shots and abuse of both; and was a glorious place to die a political death, and be buried with honors. Section III. AFFECTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. We cannot better introduce this section and subject than...
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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236567951
  • 9781236567956