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The Forest Farm

Tales of the Austrian Tyrol

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Author: Peter Rosegger
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,327 / 1027 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48
Downloads: 538
Added to site: 2014.12.05
mnybks.net#: 31858
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nd a complaisant spectacled gaze on a world going under, content if they may but first secure their museum sample (including one carefully chosen, perfectly embalmed, stuffed<span class="pagenum"><a name="Page10" id="Page10">[10]</a></span> and catalogued peasant) of every species? Or their younger kindred&mdash;men whose intellect obeys no inspiration save curiosity nor law save its own limit, whose inventions, therefore, cannot foster good and beauty but only spoil these in Nature and men's souls? As for that splendid group beyond, one may question if Athens, Rome, or Byzantium, whose sumptuous culture of brain and body achieved an almost criminal comeliness by Christian standards, ever equalled them: question, too, whether their selfish perfection or the travesty of it in this mob of women dull with luxury, of men brutalised by the scramble of getting it for them&mdash;be less desirable for the race! Thankfully his eye passes from them to those who turn such a cold

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