My Tropic Isle My Tropic Isle

My Tropic Isle

Publisher Description

The book contains the fiction short story. Had I a plantation of this Isle, my lord. I' the Commonwealth I would by contraries Execute all things; for no kind of traffic Would I admit. . . riches, poverty And use of service, none. How quaint seems the demand for details of life on this Isle of Scent and Silence! Lolling in shade and quietude, was I guilty of indiscretion when I babbled of my serene affairs, and is the penalty so soon enforced? Can the record of such a narrow, compressed existence be anything but dull? Can one who is indifferent to the decrees of constituted society; who is aloof from popular prejudices; who cares not for the gaieties of the crowd or the vagaries of fashion; who does not dance or sing, or drink to toasts, or habitually make any loud noise, or play cards or billiards, or attend garden parties; who has no political ambitions; who is not a painter, or a musician, or a man of science; whose palate is as averse from ardent spirits as from physic; who is denied the all redeeming vice of teetotalism; who cannot smoke even a pipe of peace; who is a casual, a nonentity a scout on the van of civilisation dallying with the universal enemy, time can such a one, so forlorn of popular attributes, so weak and watery in his tastes, have aught to recite harmonious to the, ear of the world.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1911
1 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SIZE
232.3
KB

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