The Living Age Volume 272

The Living Age Volume 272

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...that the cotton ones are suitable. I'll tell you if they are not, said Mrs. Stair. I suppose you can get the other things this evening. I suppose so. said Helga, slowly. She had no money and had never in her life asked for credit. In fact, it was not till she was staring at servants' caps and aprons in a draper's window that it occurred to her as possible to buy things without paying for them over the counter. It was a little shop where she was known, and when, with a beating heart and downcast eyes, she asked whether she could have the things and pay for them later, they served her willingly and without showing great surprise. It did not enter their heads that she was buying them to wear herself. (To be continued.) RUSKIN. The official Life of Raskin is a book which we have eagerly awaited, and hope, in our anticipation of it, has mingled perhaps with some anxiety. The task with which Mr. Cook was confronted was of uncommon difficulty; but his performance is marked by a tact and judgment which give distinction to his work. He had to write a life which had been written many times before, once, in part at least, incomparably well; and as he went along he had to place in their true relations and perspective a host of plans and enterprises of which we are apt to remember now chiefly the fact that they were unfulfilled. He had to steer clear of Scylla, in the shape of the insatiable devotee; and Charybdis, in the shape of the overpowering personality of his hero. In spite of these perils and many others, and although his narrative is necessarily as broken and many-faceted as the life it records, he has achieved a tone of deferent, and kindly humorous, impartiality; his book is not a manifesto, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 486 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737466
  • 9781236737465