The Mentor Volume 1, Nos. 1-10

The Mentor Volume 1, Nos. 1-10

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...of the orator's mind in his subject mastered him. On the first page the letters were round and clear and the words perfectly formed. He had thought this out, and he wrote it deliberately. As he warmed with the theme, and new ideas came to him, the excitement of them was apparent in an increasing ratio, till it became literally what would be known as shorthand in the last workings out of the idea that had possessed him. If good penmen are not the rule rather than the exception, they oiight to be. It is in the power of most men and women--though not of all--to be both legible and elegant to a reasonable degree in this respect. But the very worst writers--those who are the puzzle of their correspondent and the despair of the printing office--are those who have fallen into this habit of making their own shorthand to a greater or leos extent. Correspondence, Letter from Oreenville, S. C. AS YOU Know, . I left Easthampton Aug. 15th for Saratoga, passing enroute through the great Hoosac Tunnel, which pierces through the mountains at a depth of over a thousand feet, and is nearly five miles in length, the longest in the United St ites. Arriving at Saratoga I found there was only one train on which I could make the desired connection, so only had a few hours to stay, but made the best of it, visiting most of the noted springs and parks, and some of the magnificent hotels with the capacity for accommodating over a thousand guests. Taking a sleeper from Saratoga, I reached Niagara Falls next morning about 8.30. What an indelible impression is made on the mind and soul as one gazes in awe-struck admiration on this sublimest of all cataracts. A description is impossible: one must come to see and hear for himself--wonder, and be still--realizing his own...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989589
  • 9781236989581