Penelope's Postscripts

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Penelope's Postscripts by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin

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Delightful postscripts which tell of "Penelope's progress" through Switzerland, Venice, Wales and Devon. "Penelope at home" shows her after ten comfortable years of married life agreeing with Emerson:--"This good when you have crossed the sea and backTo find the sit-fast acres where you left them."

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cendiary statements. I said that I would rather die than live without ruins of some kind; that America was so new, and crude, and spick and span, that it was obnoxious to any aesthetic soul; that our tendency to erect hideous public buildings and then keep them in repair afterwards would make us the butt of ridicule among future generations. I even proposed the founding of an American Ruin Company, Limited,--in which the stockholders should purchase favourably situated bits of land and erect picturesque ruins thereon. To be sure, I said, these ruins wouldn't have any associations at first, but what of that? We have plenty of poets and romancers; we could manufacture suitable associations and fit them to the premises. At first, it is true, they might not fire the imagination; but after a few hundred years, in being crooned by mother to infant and handed down by father to son, they would mellow with age, as all legends do, and they would end by being hallowed by rising generations. I do not say they would be ab

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