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The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4


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. . .l darkness was dissipated by degrees, like a cloud or smoke; the real day returned, and even the sun shone out, though with a lurid light, as when an eclipse is coming on. Every object that presented itself to our eyes (which were extremely weakened) seemed changed, being covered deep with ashes as if with snow.

We returned to Misenum, where we refreshed ourselves as well as we could, and passed an anxious night between hope and fear, though indeed with a much larger share of the latter, for the earthquake still continued, while many frenzied persons ran up and down, heightening their own and their friends' calamities by terrible predictions.

However, my mother and I, notwithstanding the danger we had passed, and that which still threatened us, had no thoughts of leaving the place till we could receive some news of my uncle.

You will read this narrative without any view of inserting it in your history, of which it is not in the least worthy, and. . . Read More

Community Reviews

I can never seem to finish this book, as it is a collection of short essays, poems, letters, etc. Some are very engaging, some not. It is still on my bedstand, and has been for the past 12 months.

I came across an old paper edition of this in a used bookstore in Maine. I loved it and gave it away to a friend. I didn't know it was going to be so hard to find another used copy. Then, when my Aunt Liberty passed away (at the age of 100, born on the Fourth of July in the year 1900), I got a bu...more

What is this fascination with what page I'm on? As if I read all books in some sort of pre-ordained sequential order. Pah!

I have the original 1923 leather covered version of this AMAZING work. It was a gift from my mentor and although I have not finished reading it cover-to-cover, I already LOVE, LOVE,LOVE this book. It is the very essence of what readers like myself do... we collect the "nuggets" of truth that we c...more

Excellent source for quotes. I had never heard of Elbert Hubbard before finding this book on the discounted rack at Barnes and Noble. Definately a good find! Hubbard was a publisher and craftsman. This book is a compilation of his ventures, favorite exerpts of books, quotes, etc. I believe it is...more

My copy of this book orignally belonged to my grandmother and was passed to me by my mother. I am a third generation lover of Mr. Hubbard's collection of ideas, prose and quotes. This book is a treasure trove and still feels current and relevant, although it was published in 1923. I think it shou...more

This is a book I have had for quite a while. It is a collection of interesting sayings. It is a book that I keep on my night stand and continue to read. Hubbard and hid wife were on the Lusitania when it sank. Rather than be parted they returned to their state room. One of my favorite books.

Read this and then go to work on making your own "scrap book". Not like what we think of as scrapbooking today, but a file of quotes and short stories and inspirational items that help keep you on track.