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Adventures in Common Sense (Paperback) Loot Price: R345
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Adventures in Common Sense (Paperback): Frank Crane

Adventures in Common Sense (Paperback)

Frank Crane

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... THE SMILE OF LA JOCONDE When Leonardo's Mona Lisa finally got back to her place upon the walls of the Louvre all the world came to see her--at least on the first day of her home-coming some twenty thousand trooped by to have a look at the most famous of paintings. And there, with those placid hands upon her lap, she sat in her frame, regarding the passersby with her amused and superior smile, very much as you would look upon the antics of your pet kitten. "Why worry?" she seemed to say. "Here I am, as you see. I came back, of course, since it is written. It was destiny. All of us but follow our 'programme. I am the original predestinarian. I am the cheerful fatalist. Men and women struggle and fume, but always by and by they do what is set down for them to do, in the book of f ate. It is to smile "I am the companion of Omar Khayyam. For I am the Looker-On. I do not mingle with the energies of men. I am the Bystander. "My Maker was the Many-Minded One. He was a Philosopher. Philosophy is aloofness. I am the daughter of the Aloof. Leonardo smiled at men in his heart, and made me that I might smile at them forever. "I am the Eternal Feminine. I do not labor. I sit. I judge. I smile. "I know, hence I am amused. I am in the secret of things, and that is always rather funny; it is so different from the appearance of things. "In the core of wisdom is laughter. In the secret springs of history there is grim humor. Underneath the intense activities, the fierce rivalries, the burning passions of men, back, of the debates of senates, the thunder of wars, the display of wealth, and the earnestness of reformers, there is something that makes me smile. I cannot tell you what it is. You would have to be a Leonardo to understand. "Wisdom is Jocund as...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Frank Crane
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 54
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-19693-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-19693-5
Barcode: 9781230196930

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