Holly's Country Seats ; Modern Dwellings

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58 페이지 - OH for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade, Where rumour of oppression and deceit, Of unsuccessful or successful war, Might never reach me more.
160 페이지 - Muse, The place of fame and elegy supply : And many a holy text around she strews, That teach the rustic moralist to die.
73 페이지 - ... esteem. Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house. The plainest row of books that cloth or paper ever covered is more significant of refinement than the most elaborately carved etagere or sideboard. Give us a house furnished with books rather than furniture. Both, if you can, but books at any rate...
106 페이지 - A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family ; he cheats them. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading, and grows upon it...
107 페이지 - A little library growing larger every year, is an honorable part of a young mnn'a history. It is a man's duty to have books. A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.
131 페이지 - ... so that the smoke burst out, and the tower itself was cloven to that degree, as to show visibly some broad chinks, whereupon the enemy surrendered.
72 페이지 - WE form judgments of men from little things about their houses, of which the owner, perhaps, never thinks. In earlier years, when travelling in the West, where taverns were scarce, and in some places unknown, and every settler's house was a house of entertainment, it was a matter of some importance and some experience to select wisely where you would put up.
8 페이지 - England from the middle of the eleventh to the end of the twelfth century.
73 페이지 - CHILDREN LEARN TO READ BY BEING IN THE PRESENCE OF BOOKS. THE LOVE OF KNOWLEDGE COMES WITH READING AND GROWS UPON IT. AND THE LOVE OF KNOWLEDGE, IN A YOUNG MIND, IS ALMOST A WARRANT AGAINST THE INFERIOR EXCITEMENT OF PASSIONS AND VICES.
106 페이지 - ... chairs, and sleeping upon down, is as if one were bribing your body for the sake of cheating your mind. Is it not pitiable to see a man growing rich, augmenting the comforts of home, and lavishing money on ostentatious upholstery, upon the table, upon everything but what the soul needs? We know of many and many a rich man's house where it would not be safe to ask for the commonest English classics. A few garish annuals on the table, a few pictorial monstrosities, together with the stock religious...

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