By Grenville Kleiser
Kleiser's venerable Fifteen Thousand priceless words: a realistic guide Of Pertinent Expressionshas been round for the reason that 1917 and is now available on-line during the undertaking Gutenberg as a freely downloadable booklet. this can be the paperback kind of it, and for these of you preferring to carry your books, it really is worthy having.
If this ebook have been loose (as the digital model is) it can obtain 5 stars. Who may well whinge approximately words like "Hits everywhere in the Mark Like a Drunken Carpenter"? This expression hits the guts of the bulls-eye--an unforgettable word that eloquently conveys the writer's innovations.
However, in different places it's far flung the mark this day. What approximately "damask cheek"? this can be Shakespearean English that i think most folk these days may have nice hassle figuring out (the undertaking Gutenberg publication transcriber supplied a incorrect gloss for it). i will not fault Kleiser for his erudition, yet for these folks within the twenty first century, factors, and maybe choices, will be enormously appreciated!
The ebook will get 4 stars for the brilliant paintings that Kleiser produced, yet loses one simply because publishers continue churning out copies of this booklet with out supplying further price. do not forget that Kleiser produced a couple of different first-class works like words for Public audio system and Paragraphs for research!
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When on August 3, 1914, German troops crossed the Belgian border, they violated the 1839 treaty. Sir Edward Grey seized the opportunity to argue in Parliament that Britain’s entry into the war could be justified on moral grounds as a case where obligations of honor (to protect Image Not Available right against might) coincided with calculations of interest (it was better for Britain to join France and Russia to fight Germany now than to stand aside, see its two allies defeated, and then have to face Germany alone).
In accordance with the promise of God, those who will sacrifice themselves for the cause of right, will have glory and happiness here below, as well as in Paradise. African Roots When European statesmen such as Sir Edward Grey explained what was at stake in the war, they invoked such noble ideals as justice, honor, individual liberty, and the freedom of nations. Rubbish, retorted critics such as the African-American historian and political activist W. E. B. Du Bois, who argued that what really set one European nation against another was their constant effort to extend their power and authority.
Lastly, the principle of home rule must extend to groups, nations, and races. The ruling of one people for another people’s whim or gain must stop. . Twenty centuries after Christ, black Africa, prostrate, raped, and shamed, lies at the feet of the conquering Philistines of Europe. Beyond the awful sea a black woman is weeping and waiting with her sons on her breast. What shall the end be? The world-old and fearful things, War and Wealth, Murder and Luxury: Or shall it be a new thing—a new peace and new democracy of all races: a great humanity of equal men?