Backlog Studies

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1872
Language: English
Wordcount: 52,586 / 151 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 810
mnybks.net#: 7259
Genre: Essays
Excerpt

or above their means. Thus it happens that so many people live in houses that do not fit them. I should almost as soon think of wearing another person's clothes as his house; unless I could let it out and take it in until it fitted, and somehow expressed my own character and taste. But we have fallen into the days of conformity. It is no wonder that people constantly go into their neighbors' houses by mistake, just as, in spite of the Maine law, they wear away each other's hats from an evening party. It has almost come to this, that you might as well be anybody else as yourself.

Am I mistaken in supposing that this is owing to the discontinuance of big chimneys, with wide fireplaces in them? How can a person be attached to a house that has no center of attraction, no soul in it, in the visible form of a glowing fire, and a warm chimney, like the heart in the body? When you think of the old homestead, if you ever do, your thoughts go straight to the wide chimney and its burning logs. No wonder that y

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner - 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 Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner - 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 Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner - 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 Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner - 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 Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

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

Cover image for Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner - 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
Walden
by Henry David Thoreau
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
Emerson's Essays
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adventures in Criticism
by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
''Bethink Yourselves!''
by Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
Laugh and Live
by Douglas Fairbanks
Essays of Francis Bacon
by Francis Bacon

See more popular titles from this genre.