A Far Look Ahead, Or, the Diothas

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1889 - American fiction - 358 pages
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Page 338 - that on the western side. For a time it seemed as if this plan would succeed. We reached within little more than a quarter of a mile of the shore. But at the same moment our remnant of motive-power became exhausted ; and, seized
Page 23 - for me such an inexplicable attraction as that of the fair girl now appearing at the entrance. It was not her mere beauty and grace ; though she was surpassingly lovely, and in the first blush of youth. The arrangement of her beautiful hair, of a rich brown, as glossy, and seemingly as soft, as floss silk, indicated a maid still
Page 33 - these could be seen masses of dense foliage, which, seeming to overflow, draped the battlement-shaped cornices. This, to me, novel architectural embellishment was, as I afterwards found, in general use, even in the city. The height of the city buildings had prevented, me from noting there the presence of these elevated gardens, an account of which I must defer to a future occasion.
Page 109 - of his period was communicated to me by Utis in a series of conversations. I here give the substance of these conversations, adhering to the original form as closely as is permitted by the comparative inferiority of our language as a medium of expression. The ideas then received, too, have been modified and enlarged by subsequent reading and observation.
Page 32 - the aspect of the country around London as it appeared to Caesar and as it appears to us now. Changes of equal extent had been wrought here. We had left the train at what appeared to be a small village. Yet nowhere was to be seen any trace of that pervading lack of neatness and finish which, in our day, usually characterizes the country. The
Page 108 - since been carried towards completion with a minimum waste of effort." CHAPTER XII. DE REBUS ADHUC CALIGINE MERSIS. What I learned in regard to the origin of the social condition
Page 176 - caused the series of pictures to pass rapidly before the niche, at such a rate as to cause the visual impressions so to overlap as to produce the illusion that the figure seen was actually in motion. The lizeo, as I discovered, was an instrument found in every household. By means of it, not only
Page 116 - in the handicraft they intend to practise during life." "Do all learn a mechanical occupation? " I inquired. "All, without exception." "But the children of wealthy parents?" I asked. "They too," was the reply. " At a very early period it was found that the excessive accumulation of wealth in certain families led to very serious evils.
Page 116 - training already referred to, and in the practical application of the mechanical and scientific principles that underlie our industrial system. At special schools, when arrived at a suitable age, the young receive instruction in the handicraft they intend to practise during life." "Do all learn a mechanical occupation? " I inquired. "All, without exception.
Page 37 - used for such purposes, being somewhat more economical than electric power. Seated on a machine of appropriate construction, the farmer ploughs, sows, reaps, performs, in fine, all the labor of the farm, without more muscular effort than is required for guidance. Agriculture is now a matter of brain-work, fully as much as the

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