The Lone Hand Volume 1

The Lone Hand Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... passes them by, seeking those sharp ones who are edged tools ready to his hand. The world is running wild; it is afflicted with a dementia of haste, and year by year the malady increases. The mighty steamer, the locomotive, the electric railway, and the motor-car, have driven away all leisurely things, and the cloudcleaving air-ship is coming to supplant them. We can almost hear the whirr of its loathsome wings. It will snatch multitudes from town to town, waft whole armies from continent to continent. The air above and the ground below will be frantic with business; but the "hustling" mother of the air-ship period will presumably find a moment to teach her child that "Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do" before casting him into the vortex, to assume his place in the strife of maniacs that makes for pain, and ugliness, and misery, and war--the aim of which is ever the same, the storing of heaps of gold in many dark vaults, on which squat bloated people who cannot eat the gold, nor drink it, nor warm their chilled blood with it, but ever lust for more and more. Let us thank Heaven there are still lazy people. They remain to be the Apostles of the new order, when the world shall have discovered its folly and turned again towards the ways of pleasantness and the paths of peace. They refuse to be whipped into the riot of industry. They treasure for humanity the love of ease, romance, poesy, and sweet contemplation. There is an effort to despise the indolent one basking under the hill because the business man, dimly conscious of the fatuity of his strife, feeling deep down in his heart that it must be a gracious thing To sport with Amaryllis in the shade, Or with the tangles of Ne;era's hair, fears the idler more

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  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 699g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609212
  • 9781236609212