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The Lure and the Lore of Travel 1914 [Leather Bound]
by Carl Schurz Vrooman, Julia Scott Vrooman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 Excerpt: ...enjoy for a season the rare and never-to-be-forgotten charms of the place. A Yale professor whom we met there confided to us that though on the first day his wife and daughter declared they could never put up with the primitive accommodations and shiftless management, they were leaving, after three idyllic weeks, with tears of regret. We went to Assisi for four days and it was a victory of sheer will-power that we tore ourselves away in four weeks. The first evening at dinner we found ourselves seated near a man who at once riveted our attention by the force and charm of his personality. In his conversation, at times grave, at times sparkling with that indefinable quality which the French call "esprit," there was always an undercurrent of profound reverence which one instinctively recognized as the characteristic of a spirit that, even while it played most lightly on the surface, was yet buoyed up by the deeps. Seeing him at first seated, we did not realize his shortness of stature.1 We were conscious only of his lion-like head and strangely luminous eyes, that glowed and burned and hinted of the imprisoned splendor of the soul they reflected. When he spoke of St. Francis, instantly we knew who he was. Only a man who had written as had Paul Sabatier of St. Francis could speak of him as did this stranger. M. Sabatier, though a Frenchman, divides his time almost equally between Italy and France. The influence he exerts in both countries by means of his lectures, books and maga 1 Owing to the unusual largeness of M. Sabatier's head and the shortness of his stature, when the degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him at Oxford, a few years ago, he was obliged, much to the amusement of the students, to hold up the University gown in one hand to keep it fro...

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Overview

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 Excerpt: ...enjoy for a season the rare and never-to-be-forgotten charms of the place. A Yale professor whom we met there confided to us that though on the first day his wife and daughter declared they could never put up with the primitive accommodations and shiftless management, they were leaving, after three idyllic weeks, with tears of regret. We went to Assisi for four days and it was a victory of sheer will-power that we tore ourselves away in four weeks. The first evening at dinner we found ourselves seated near a man who at once riveted our attention by the force and charm of his personality. In his conversation, at times grave, at times sparkling with that indefinable quality which the French call "esprit," there was always an undercurrent of profound reverence which one instinctively recognized as the characteristic of a spirit that, even while it played most lightly on the surface, was yet buoyed up by the deeps. Seeing him at first seated, we did not realize his shortness of stature.1 We were conscious only of his lion-like head and strangely luminous eyes, that glowed and burned and hinted of the imprisoned splendor of the soul they reflected. When he spoke of St. Francis, instantly we knew who he was. Only a man who had written as had Paul Sabatier of St. Francis could speak of him as did this stranger. M. Sabatier, though a Frenchman, divides his time almost equally between Italy and France. The influence he exerts in both countries by means of his lectures, books and maga 1 Owing to the unusual largeness of M. Sabatier's head and the shortness of his stature, when the degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him at Oxford, a few years ago, he was obliged, much to the amusement of the students, to hold up the University gown in one hand to keep it fro...

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  • PID: 15314610838
  • Publisher: Facsimile Publisher
  • Seller: Rare Reprints
    Condition: New in New jacket
    Notes: Lang: -English, Pages 321. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Screen Printing on round Spine Marble Paper in front, look like old binding (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc. ) Reprinted in 2019 with the help of original edition published long back [1914]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Print on Demand.