Seventy years among savages by Salt, Henry Stephens, 1851-1939

By Salt, Henry Stephens, 1851-1939

Show description

Read Online or Download Seventy years among savages PDF

Best history_1 books

Deutsche Kustenbefestigungen in Belgien 1914 - 1945

Deutsche Küstenbefestigungen in Belgien 1914 - 1945 КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Deutsche Küstenbefestigungen in Belgien 1914 - 1945 (Waffen-Arsenal - Sonderband 55)ByKarl-Heinz und Michael Schmeelke SchmeelkePublisher:Podzun-Pallas1999 64PagesISBN: 3790906743PDF24 MBWährend des 1. Weltkrieges gehörte die von den deutschen Truppen besetzte belgische Küste zu den stärksten mit Mari­neartillerie ausgestatteten Küstenabschnitten.

Liberals: A History of the Liberal Party, 1850-2004

The Liberal occasion, the get together of Gladstone, Asquith and Lloyd George, used to be a dominant strength in Britain, and the realm, on the top of the ability of the British Empire. It emerged in mid-Victorian Britain from a mixture of Whigs and Peelite Tories. break up via Gladstone's domestic Rule money owed, it however again to energy in Edwardian England and held it until eventually after the outbreak the 1st global conflict.

Extra info for Seventy years among savages

Sample text

Eton, then, was the school where ignorance was bUss, but the Miss was very dear while it lasted, and it would have been dearer still if we had more fully reaUzed the nature of the change that was to follow— the difference between University and School. As the end of the last summer term drew near, we felt more and more the pang of the parting that was to come; and when it was time to write our Vale —that last copy of the weekly verses, in which we were allowed, for once, to substitute EngHsh for Latin—we naturally hkened ourselves to some prophetic dreamer of sad dreams, or to some despairing convict who sees his approaching fate.

That was our idea of Fraternity. Was it Waterloo that was won in the Eton Playing Fields ? I have sometimes thought it must have been Peterloo. But let me turn from the recollection of childish deeds done by those who were but " scugs," or " lower boys," to that of the immense self-importance of which we were conscious when we had reached the eminence of sixth form. Surely nowhere on earth is there such a tremendous personage as a sixth-form Eton boy ; he acts continually with that " full sense of responsi-bihty " so dear to the occupants of the Parhamentary front-bench.

Surely, in an age when many wild tribes have been the subject of learned discourse and of missionary enterprise, it is desirable that a race which has carried into the twentieth century the primitive customs which I have described should be critically and exhaustively studied. If such should indeed be the result of this book, I shall be more than compensated for whatever pain I may have felt in the writing of these strange but faithfully recorded experiences. n WHERE IGNORANCE WAS BLISS Thought would destroy their paradise !

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.15 of 5 – based on 24 votes