A Book of Hours

A Book of Hours

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A Book of Hours contains 24 essays, one for each hour of the day, that seek to bridge the gap between definitive scientific philosophy and the sheer unadulterated beauty that Donald Culross Peattie envisioned within everyday life. The Boston Transcript referred to this collection as a€œscience, in sheer poetry, a€ and the Chicago Daily Tribune mused that a€œit leaves one a better man for having read ita€ and offers a€œthe inevitableness of natural laws and the truth of beauty, if one cares to seek it.a€With that stone, with the lights we kindle, by our safe sleep and our common front, we not only push back the fear of night, but we have also with these gestures refused to learn more of it. There have been more thorough and patient ... But even so no one has ever yet made what a Frenchman called, in titling his book, a a€œvoyage au bout de la nuit.a€ Shall we translate bout as end? Probably we were betteranbsp;...

Title:A Book of Hours
Author: Donald Peattie
Publisher:Trinity University Press - 2013-10-10

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