The Quest of the Simple Life

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Published: 1907
Language: English
Wordcount: 49,873 / 143 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.1
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 1,079
Added to site: 2005.12.07
mnybks.net#: 12068
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, Essays

These essays have distinction and grace of manner, and they also contain not a little of philosophical value as relates to the social civilization and social movement of our day.

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of arduous toil I found myself at thirty-five lonely, friendless, and imprisoned in a groove of iron, whose long curves swept on inevitably to that grim terminus where all men arrive at last. Sometimes I chided myself for my discontent; and certainly there were many who might have envied me. I occupied a fairly comfortable house in a decayed terrace where each house was exactly like its neighbour, and had I told any one that the mere aspect of this grey terrace oppressed me by its featureless monotony, I should have been laughed at for my pains. I believe that I was trusted by my employers, and if a mere automatic diligence can be accounted a virtue, I merited their trust. In course of time my income would have been increased, though never to that degree which means competence or freedom. To this common object of ambition I had indeed long ago become indifferent. What can a few extra pounds a year bring to a man who finds himself bound to the same tasks, and those tasks distasteful? I was married and h

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