And now… …For the next few posts we will be looking at ‘Examples of Wisdom in Ordinary Lives’. I hope that you will gain much from this.
On another note, before we look at our new section, I would like to give a little background on the book.
It was published by J. B. Lippincott in Philadelphia, in 1872, which makes it a goodly 139 years old. It was not the author, Edwin Paxton Hood’s, first book: he wrote others, ‘Lamps, Pitchers, and Trumpets’ and ‘Dark Sayings on a Harp’ to name just two. On the title page it notes that these are, “Illustrations and Incidents gathered from the Words, Thoughts, and Deeds in the lives of Men, Women, and Books.” Which, I think, is a very good title for such a wonderful book. I hope you enjoy the many more post I hope to do on the subject. -Hentycrew