Selected Writings of Elbert Hubbard

Selected Writings of Elbert Hubbard

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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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...on all of the boys as well as the girls around the institution. One thing, we got rid of small prejudices about prize-fighting. Even the Wednesday evening prayer-meetings were cut short so that the dominie and the faithful could forget their sins and become good fight-fans. Freddie told the bunch a few things about right living that they will remember long; and as a general result, we have every day a deal of road-work, cross-country hikes, wrestling on the mat, and a general desire of everybody to get in condition, with orders always and forever to keep your temper, no matter what happens. C Life is no soft, silly, four-o'clock " tea." The business of man is to hustle, and when an individual has lost his fighting edge, he is out of the game, and the Great Timekeeper is about to give him the count. Freddie Welsh agrees with Ruskin, "Industry without art is brutality." -- s- During the time Freddie was with us, he pulled off three joint debates: one in Buffalo, one in New York, and one in Winnipeg. Each time he came back with something over a thousand dollars in good, untainted mazuma. This shows what can be done when you are an artist in your line, and can supply the good people a little of the commodity that they desire s- s+ It is a popular bromide to say that " a prize-fighter never shook his mother." It is pleasant to know that Freddie's mother does n't need much assistance from her gifted son. Yet she takes a great pride in his work, and follows it very closely. If she needed anything, she would only have to hint at it, and Freddie would be there. It is pleasant to know that Freddie has never gone the pace. He has made big sums of money, and held on to a good deal of it. About his only...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532309
  • 9781236532305