The Golden Book of Springfield (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1920 - Springfield (Ill.) - 329 pages
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Page 86 - ... the so-called senior families ; to the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution; to the Sons and Daughters of the Ancient Democrats, and the Sons and Daughters of the Ancient Republicans; and in general, to the dragon-quack worm of respectability, that dieth not.
Page 11 - He will defend this position quite ardently, almost in those terms, and he is quite sure that anyone who protests against his views is a ' ' red. " And ' ' red, " " radical, " " anarchist, ' ' and "liberal" are absolutely synonymous, according to his thinking. He is sure that anyone who does not want to be a millionaire or serve one well is contemplating arson.
Page 68 - I note her chin quite high in the air, her spirited profile set straight forward, and her cheeks, with color that goes like a blown-out flame and then comes again like a heart-beat.
Page 152 - Friend champions freedom, yet his kind of freedom goes to prayer, of its own choice, with no theological or creed fences, to what he calls, ' the blessed company of all faithful people.
Page 154 - The best wings are spirit wings, however we fly with them. It is better to be like Shelley than to have the glory of Langley and Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Page 62 - There is a touch of the uncanny, the restless, the Ishmaelite about all these Boones, they have no business in the streets of a town. They look like dressed-up wood-choppers, all but that trim Avanel.
Page 86 - ... ant eater, a laughing idiot, a hawk, a goat, a three-legged bull dog wearing a plug hat, a chicken without feathers, and a hog wearing trousers.
Page 228 - There is nothing respectable about you. All the best people of the city make fun of you and wish you would leave town.

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