The Path to Rome

Cover image for

Download


Author: Hilaire Belloc
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 97,242 / 265 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 1,306
mnybks.net#: 1008
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Essays, Travel

When Belloc was a young man he walked from the Lorraine region in northeast France to Rome, covering 30 miles a day on his pilgrimage.

Show Excerpt

o? Why are the few lines still in your head and not on paper? Because you can't begin. However, never mind, you can't help it, it's your one great flaw, and it's fatal. Look at Jones! Younger than you by half a year, and already on the Evening Yankee taking bribes from Company Promoters! And where are you?' &c., &c.--and so forth.

So this threat about the heavy task of Beginning breeds discouragement, anger, vexation, irritability, bad style, pomposity and infinitives split from helm to saddle, and metaphors as mixed as the Carlton. But it is just true enough to remain fast in the mind, caught, as it were, by one finger. For all things (you will notice) are very difficult in their origin, and why, no one can understand. Omne Trinum: they are difficult also in the shock of maturity and in their ending. Take, for instance, the Life of Man, which is the Difficulty of Birth, the Difficulty of Death, and the Difficulty of the Grand Climacteric.

LECTOR. What is the Grand Clim

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Mark Twain's Speeches
by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
How to Use Your Mind
by Harry D. Kitson
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
''Bethink Yourselves!''
by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
Laugh and Live
by Douglas Fairbanks
Essays of Francis Bacon
by Francis Bacon
Emerson's Essays
by Ralph Waldo Emerson

See more popular titles from this genre.