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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 3: early childhood. (search)
ct school—and what was a district school forty years ago? Horace Greeley never attended any but a district school, and it concerns us to know what manner of place it was, and what was its routine of exercises. The school-house stood in an open place, formed (usually) by the crossing of roads. It was very small, and of one story; contained one apartment, had two windows on each side, a small door in the gable end that faced the road, and a low door-step before it. It was the thing called House, in its simplest form. But for its roof, windows, and door, it had been a Box, large, rough, and unpainted. Within and without, it was destitute of anything ornamental. It was not enclosed by a fence; it was not shaded by a tree. The sun in summer, the winds in winter, had their will of it: there was nothing to avert the fury of either. The log school-houses of the previous generation were picturesque and comfortable; those of the present time are as prim, neat, and orderly (and as eleg
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 5: at Westhaven, Vermont. (search)
land all the family assist a la Swiss-family Robinson primitive costume of Horace his early indifference to dress his manner and attitude in school a Peacemaker among the boys gets into a scrape, and out of it Assists his school-fellows in their studies an evening scene at home Horace knows too much Disconcerts his teachers by his questions leaves school the pine knots still blaze on the hearth reads incessantly becomes a great draught player Bee—hunting reads at the mansion House taken for an idiot and for a possible President reads Mrs. Hemans with rapture a wolf story a pedestrian journey Horace and the horseman yoking the oxen scene with an old soaker rum in Westhaven Horace's first pledge narrow escape from drowning his religious doubts becomes a Universalist Discovers the humbug of Democracy impatient to begin his apprenticeship. The family were gainers in some important particulars, by their change of residence. The land was better. The sett
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 23: three months in Congress. (search)
a chaplain had to go over and waste another day. If either House had a chaplain who dare preach to its members what they ougley] had spoken to an audience to which the members of this House could not speak. If the gentleman wished to assail any memnuated that I have neglected my duties as a member of this House to attend to my own private business. I meet this charge wI shall do as large a share of the work devolving upon this House as the gentleman from Mississippi will deem desirable. A Whenever a Member shall have served six sessions in either House, or both together, let his pay thenceforward be increased ff the three most important and laborious Committees of each House, fifty per cent above the ordinary rates, and the Chairmen(or more) most responsible and laborious Committees of each House (say Ways and Means, Judiciary and Claims) double the ordinany need of such a fabric of iniquity, and I call upon this House to unite in decreeing its abolition. Jan. 31st. In Comm