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" Few good books are brought into the country. The few literary men that are here, seeing nothing to excite or reward their pursuits, seeing other objects exclusively occupy all minds, soon catch the prevailing feeling. The people are too busy, too much... "
Recollections of the Last Ten Years, Passed in Occasional Residences and ... - Page 185
by Timothy Flint, James Flint - 1826 - 395 pages
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 48

George Walter Prothero - Science - 1832
...before our author attests, while extenuating, the very same state of things as Mrs. Trollope. ' The people here are not yet a reading people. Few...making farms and speculations, to think of literature.' Not a doubt about it. In such a situation, such must be the case and the only wonder is, that anybody...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 48

George Walter Prothero - 1832
...before our author attests, while extenuating, the very same state of things as Mrs. Trollope. ' The people here are not yet a reading people. Few...their pursuits, "seeing other objects exclusively exclusively occupy all minds, soon catch the prevailing feeling. The people are too busy, too much...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 48

George Walter Prothero - 1832
...before our author attests, \\hilc extenuating, the very same state of things as Mrs. Troliope. ' The people here are not yet a reading people. Few...reward their pursuits, seeing other objects exclusively exclusively occupy all minds, soon catch the prevailing feeling. The people are too busy, too much...
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A History of Missouri from the Earliest Explorations and ..., Volume 3

Louis Houck - Missouri - 1908
...Brackenridge's Recollections of the West, p. 231. "few good books are brought into the country," 45 and that the people are too busy, too much occupied in making farms and speculations to think of literature, but he says that Mrs. Gray of New Madrid "had a considerable library." There was no book store at that...
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The Realistic Presentation of American Characters in Native ..., Issues 1-2

Ohio State University, Perley Isaac Reed - American drama - 1918 - 168 pages
...in the first years of our independence." And again, he deplores the lack of interest in literature. The people are too busy, too much occupied in making farms and speculations, to think of literature." Yet general reading must have become common by 1830, for Mrs. Trollope " was often surprised at the...
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