The Living Age Volume 240

The Living Age Volume 240

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...S., gloating over his dinner with unphilosophic eyes. and afterwards moving about among his friends with the air of a man of the world acquired too late in life." The frank anaffected manner of his middle life certainly stiffened in later years; but the learned Principal's own eyes must have been "unphilosophic" indeed when he discovered giuttony in one whom another St. Andrews professor (the late genial and accomplished T. S. Baynes) as truly as wittily named "an Epicurean in theory and a Stoic in practice." With a range of feeling answering to his range of thought, it may be doubted whether he was susceptible of deep or high emotion. Bereavement saddened him, but left no lasting mark. He was, perhaps, most moved in 1864 or 1865, when it seemed likely that he might have to discontinue the publication of his works, and when his father said, "It will break Herbert's heart if he has to give up." Sheltered by his fame, his celibacy, his retired ways and It has so chanced that quite lately I have heard a good deal of this beautiful and flourishing portion of our "Britain-over-sea," and these reports have stirred the old memories of days gone by when it was almost a term incognita--as indeed were most of our splendid Colonial possessions--to the home-dweller. But the home-dweller proper hardly exists in this twentieth century, and the globetrotter has taken his place. Even the latter soubriquet was unknown in my day, and I was regarded as quite going into exile when, some eight-and-thirty years ago, I sailed with my husband for his sheep-station on the Canterbury Plains. As far as I was concerned, the life there afforded the sharpest of all sharp contrasts, but it was none the...show more

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  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 835g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966651
  • 9781236966650