Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc
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Path to Rome
By Hilaire Belloc

The Path to Rome

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Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc

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If you should ask how this book came to be written, it was in this way. One day as I was wandering over the world I came upon the valley where I was born, and stopping there a moment to speak with them all--when I had argued politics with the grocer, and played the great lord with the notary-public, and had all but made the carpenter a Christian by force of rhetoric--what should I note (after so many years) but the old tumble-down and gaping church, that I love more than mother-church herself, all scraped, white, rebuilt, noble, and new, as though it had been finished yesterday. Knowing very well that such a change had not come from the skinflint populace, but was the work of some just artist who knew how grand an ornament was this shrine (built there before our people stormed Jerusalem), I entered, and there saw that all within was as new, accurate, and excellent as the outer part; and this pleased me as much as though a fortune had been left to us all; for one's native place is the shell of one's soul, and one's church is the kernel of that nut.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781605979359
ISBN-10: 160597935X
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 190mm x 12mm)
Pages: 220
Imprint: Book Jungle
Publisher: Book Jungle
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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