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French Ways and Their Meaning free pdf 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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... IV INTELLECTUAL HONESTY I MOST people, in their infancy, have made bogeys out of sofa-pillows and overcoats, and the imaginative child always comes to believe in the reality of the bogey he has manufactured, and toward twilight grows actually afraid of it. When I was a little girl the name of Horace Greeley was potent in American politics, and some irreverent tradesman had manufactured a pink cardboard fan (on the "palmetto" model) which represented the countenance of the venerable demagogue, and was surrounded with a white silk fringe in imitation of his hoary hair and "chin-beard." A Horace Greeley fan had long been knocking about our country-house, and was a familiar object to me and to my little cousins, when one day it occurred to us to make a bogey with my father's overcoat, put Mr. Greeley's head on top, and seat him on the verandah near the front door. When we were tired of playing we started to go in- but there on the threshold in the dusk sat Mr. Greeley, suddenly transformed into an animate and unknown creature, and dumb terror rooted us to the spot. Not one of us had the courage to demolish that supernatural and malevolent old man, or to dash past him into the house--and oh, the relief it was when a big brother came along and reduced him into his constituent parts! Such inhibitions take the imagination far back to the childhood of the human race, when terrors and taboos lurked in every bush- and wherever the fear of the thing it has created survives in the mind of any society, that society is still in its childhood. Intellec- o DEGREES lal honesty, the courage to look at things as DEGREESthey are, is the first test of mental maturity. ] "ill a society ceases to be afraid of the truth in the domain of ideas it is in leading-strings, ...

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Author : Edith Wharton
Publisher : Theclassics.Us
Data Published : 12 September 2013
ISBN : 1230344535
EAN : 9781230344539
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 26 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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