Character-Building in China The Life-Story of Julia Brown Mateer (Classic Reprint)
Character-Building in China
The Life-Story of Julia Brown Mateer (Classic Reprint)
Opis: Character-Building in China - Mateer Robert McCheyne
Excerpt from Character-Building in China: The Life-Story of Julia Brown Mateer
There are characters whose simple presence is a stimulus and an elevation. When we are with them duty appears the only possibility, all weakness and untruth seem to belong to a different world, the air is full of vigor and lofty purpose; life becomes a great and worthy and purposeful thing, and we know that there is work for us to do, that we can do it, that we must do it, and that we will do it. Mrs. Mateer's life, as it is told here by the competent hand of her brother-in-law, should exercise such a spell as this upon us. She belonged to the old heroic school which did hard things without making any fuss, which achieved the impossible because it was one's duty to achieve it. Her health never recovered from the hardships of her voyage to China, yet she never complained, and not for one moment did she think of laying down her work. The resources available for the work were scanty. What of it Frugality and simplicity made only the better school of character. She sang her voice away teaching the Chinese to sing. She never lamented it. It was a good way to use up a trust.
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Szczegóły: Character-Building in China - Mateer Robert McCheyne
Tytuł: Character-Building in China
Podtytuł: The Life-Story of Julia Brown Mateer (Classic Reprint)
Autor: Mateer Robert McCheyne
Wydawnictwo: FB &c Ltd
Rok wydania: 2015
Ilość stron: 218