The Solace of a Solitaire

The Solace of a Solitaire : A Record of Facts and Feelings (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Solace of a Solitaire: A Record of Facts and Feelings These are women whose course amidst the. Soft charities of life seems to be over a prairie sown with flowers. But there are some of the sex to whom such resources are denied, and whose jour ney has to be taken in absolute loneliness, and not through verdant and flowery prairies, but through a sandy desert, and a waste howling wilderness. Amongst these travellers, it has been ordained that I should take my place. Of the circumstances which led to such a dispensation I could say enough to fill a volume; but it would be only to strengthen the egotism which is already in me, as in all solitary persons, too prominent a trait. The bewitching charm of talking about one's self is of the most dangerous and deluding character. 'it seems to me much like spreading out faults and follies, as a draper spreads his goods upon a counter, for the public to take their choice of which is the best; and probably to go away with the remark that there is nothing worth having in the whole lot. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 472g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243280467
  • 9780243280469