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Books By Edith B. Ordway
The Etiquette of To-day
SULLY AND KLEINTEICH NEW YORK
EDITH B. ORDWAY
Gleanings from the
SULLY AND KLEINTEICH
COPYRIGHT, 1913, BY
All rights reserved
THE QUINN & BODEN CO. PRESS
The beaten paths of poetic literature lie alluringly open to the eye in a book of selected quotations. Though by-paths are only glimpsed, there is ample room for wandering here, where the approval of the many has marked the way and the enthusiasm of the thoughtful has made it familiar and loved.
Being a poet means that one responds to the great universal experiences of the race with a sense of their universality, not simply with the reaction of the individual. Therefore, to the greatest poets the common lot opens vistas of infinity, and the brief earth-life reverberations of eternity. So
"Our echoes roll from soul to soul,
Here we enter a sounding chamber of the echoes, and, however humble we may be, we find that the voices are those of friends and brothers.
The great experiences of life are the same for the man of wealth and the day-laborer, the hero and the criminal, the genius and the incompetent man. Though the thoughts of each differ from those of every other, yet the emotions have an amazing similarity. In heart humanity bears a common likeness. For this reason a compilation centers around the great emotions and their