Excerpt from Good Roads, Vol. 7: January, 1895At Christmas I no more desire a roseThan wish a snow in Mays new fangled mirth,But like of each thing that in season grows. - Shakespere.That man Shakespere gave many evidences of wisdom, but in theMoreExcerpt from Good Roads, Vol. 7: January, 1895At Christmas I no more desire a roseThan wish a snow in Mays new fangled mirth,But like of each thing that in season grows.
- Shakespere.That man Shakespere gave many evidences of wisdom, but in the above lines he arose to the dignity of a true philosopher.He wanted those things which were seasonable and proper, and didnt waste precious time longing for that which was, for the time, unattainable.The tramp, who in August was looking for work and who assured a would-be friend that he could only work at his trade, and that his trade was shoveling snow, was no more inconsistent than are many people who are supposed to be much higher up the social ladder.The man who makes most headway in the practical world is he who shovels snow when there is snow to be shoveled, and who beats his snow shovel into a pruning hook for use during the pruning season.It was related of Jay Gould that he stopped one raw December day in front of a Wall-street fruit stand, the proprietress of which was a withered and sad looking woman, who at one time had been in a more comfortable fix.Jay selected a large red apple from a pile, upon the top of which protruded a battered card, whose soiled face made announcement that four cents each was the price.
He placed a nickle in the shriveled palm of the humble merchant, who at once began fumbling in the pocket of her faded dress for the odd cent. After becoming reasonably sure that she wouldnt find it, Mr. Gould said, You may keep the change, my good woman, for are these not the merry Christmas times.The waving of a just claim like that is but another form of charity, and while Good Roads believes in charity, it docs not believe in giving money outright to the poor except in cases of immediate necessity, which certainly did not exist in the case above referred to.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.
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