The Mansion

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Harper & Brothers, 1911 - American literature - 60 pages
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A pillar of the community, a man of rectitude and charity, differs with his son about several matters. The son wants to give up business for a while and to assist a friend of his in need, both of ... Read full review

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Excellent read for everyone to help you realize the importance of helping others, not just squander all your wealth on worldly pursuits.

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Page 58 - Only that good which is done for the love of doing it. Only those plans in which the welfare of others is the master thought. Only those labors in which the sacrifice is greater than the reward. Only those gifts in which the giver forgets himself.
Page 30 - There was a pile of newspaper clippings in which his name was mentioned with praise for his sustaining power as a pillar of finance, for his judicious benevolence, for his support of wise and prudent reform movements, for his discretion in making permanent public gifts — " the Weightman Charities," one very complaisant editor called them, as if they deserved classification as a distinct species. He turned the papers over listlessly. There was a description and a picture of the "Weightman Wing of...
Page 31 - It would be easier and better to put Harold into the running, to have him sent to the Legislature from the Dulwich district, then to the national House, then to the Senate. Why not? The Weightman interests were large enough to need a direct representative and guardian at Washington. But to-night all these plans came back to him with dust upon them.
Page 29 - It will bring three or four times what I paid for it. That was a good purchase, a very good bargain." He dropped into the revolving chair before his big library table. It was covered with pamphlets and reports of the various enterprises in which he was interested. There was a pile of newspaper clippings...
Page 12 - Isn't that almost irreverent?" she asked. "Surely the righteous must have their reward. And your father is good. See how much he gives to all the established charities, how many things he has founded. He's always thinking of others, and planning for them. And surely, for as, he does everything.
Page 21 - The doctor says his only chance is a year or eighteen months in Colorado. I wish we could help him." " How much would it cost?" " Three or four thousand, perhaps, as a loan.
Page 21 - The father nodded. He remembered very well indeed the annoying incidents of his son's first escapade, and how Rollins had stood by him and helped to avoid a public disgrace, and how a close friendship had grown between the two boys, so different in their fortunes. " Yes," he said,
Page 55 - ... school-house; the wing of a hospital; two — yes, three — small churches, and the greater part of a large one, the spire of St. Petro — " The Keeper of the Gate lifted his hand. "Wait," he said; "we know all these things.
Page 35 - He found great difficulty in catching the thread of his identity again. He felt that he was himself; but the trouble was to make his connections, to verify and place himself, to know who and where he was. At last it grew clear. John Weightman was sitting on a stone...
Page 12 - The young man leaned over to kiss her, and went up to the Riding Qub for his afternoon canter in the Park. So it came to pass, early in December, that Mrs. Weightman and her two daughters sailed for Europe, on their serious pleasure trip, even as it had been written in the book of Providence; and John Weightman, who had made the entry, was left to pass the rest...

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