The Saturday Evening Post Volume 174, No. 2

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 174, No. 2

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...little "sample republic " which Napoleon preserved as a curiosity, and which has maintained its quiet existence for four hundred years under the storms of European politics as the hutnble protozoiin lives on under the storms of the sea. HERE is a narrow line which separates virtues from vices. excellent qualities of character from ruinous faults. lt is drawn straight through the point of moderation. There economy becomes miserliness, generosity becomes prodi gality, prudence becomes cowardice, and courage becomes rashness. It is singular how many vices are sitnply the excess of virtues. Justice may run into severity and mercy into softness. Tolerance has not far to go to degenerate into absolute indifference, and faith is easily carried into credulity, superstition. Possibly it would hardly be correct to say that many pefiplf are too good, but it is a fact that many otherwise gracious and lovable souls are void of that which makes goodness itself to be dcsired--that is, moderation. There must be a balance of virtues, a proper moral perspective. A man who is too straight leans over backward. The sttenuous life is in peril of becoming the lawless. the violent. We argue, subconsciously, " If a thing is good, tits more the better." But too much freedom is license, too much exercise is waste, too much zeal is fanaticism, too much light is blindness. In Crowded Alaska R. CABELL INHITEHEAD, who is called "the Father of Nome," is a very young man to enjoy so venerable a title. He is Chief Assayer for the United States Treasury, and has made many pilgrimages to the far Northwest. His initial report on the gold at Nome turned the tide of adventurous travel toward that field, and he has recently returned from another...show more

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  • Paperback | 832 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 42mm | 1,456g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236928237
  • 9781236928238