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Lectures on Natural History; Its Relations to Intellect, Taste, Wealth, and Religion (Paperback) Loot Price: R231
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Lectures on Natural History; Its Relations to Intellect, Taste, Wealth, and Religion (Paperback): Paul Ansel Chadbourne
Lectures on Natural History; Its Relations to Intellect, Taste, Wealth, and Religion (Paperback): Paul Ansel Chadbourne

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Paul Ansel Chadbourne

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: LECTUEE III. Natural History As Related To Wealth. It is sometimes pleasant to journey alone, and sometimes we choose the highway where we are sure of companions. In our speculations, we may like to strike out new paths, or at least to travel in those that are unbeaten; but if we would find ready listeners, we must select those subjects on which all in the main agree, and consider those relations which all can readily understand. If we can open a road to wealth, we are sure that it will never be deserted. The riches may be in the gold-dust scattered in the sands of some far-off plain, or in the whale and seal among the icebergs of the northern seas, or in the deep-caverned mines of coal, ?the way will be crowded. Hundreds may fail, but others rush to take their places, as though this were the great battle of life, and the watchword were "victory or death." No nation in the world is more ardent in the struggle for these prizes of money value than ours, if we judge by the eagerness with which we devise plans, and our willingness to endure labors. The money value is the one we oftenest quote, and when we remember its power we can hardly wonder that we do so. It is a neces- sary means for the growth of the fine arts, as well as the moving power of the useful. It renders possi- ble those gigantic schemes by which progress is hastened, seas covered with commerce, mountains pierced with tunnels, states joined by roads of iron, and nations joined with telegraphic cables. We are not only taking a ground of common inter- est Avhen we consider the bearing of Natural His- tory upon Wealth, but one deservedly so, for it is important. Should we define wealth as some seem to do, with good reason, as any thing which can be enjoyed or purchase enjoyment, we should give it a much wider sig...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: July 2012
First published: July 2012
Authors: Paul Ansel Chadbourne
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-49926-2
Barcode: 9780217499262
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-49926-0

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