A little instruction in the elements of chartography a little practice in the use of the compass and the spirit level, a topographical map of the town common, an excursion with a road map would have given me a fat round earth in place of my paper ghost.
Ch. 10 (The Promised Land (1912))
Outside America I should hardly be believed if I told how simply, in my experience, Dover Street merged into the Back Bay.Mary AntinCh. 20 (The Promised Land (1912))
A proper autobiography is a death-bed confession. A true man finds so much work to do that he has no time to contemplate his yesterdays; for to-day and to-morrow are here, with their impatient tasks. The world is so busy, too, that it cannot afford to study any man's unfinished work; for the end may prove it a failure, and the world needs masterpieces.Mary AntinIntroduction
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