Ted Kooser describes with exquisite detail and humor the place he calls home in the rolling hills of southeastern Nebraska—an area known as the Bohemian Alps.
Author: Ted Kooser
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
"In the end, what makes life meaningful for Kooser are the ways in which his neighbors care for one another and how an afternoon walking with an old dog, or baking a pie, or decorating the house for Christmas can summon memories of his Iowa childhood. This writer is a seer in the truest sense of the word, discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary, the deep beneath the shallow, the abiding wisdom in the pithy Bohemian proverbs that are woven into his essays. And when casting his eye on social progress, Kooser reminds us that the closing of local schools, thoughtless county weed control, and irresponsible housing development destroy more than just the view. At stake are communities, as well as families, our health, and arguably our very souls."--BOOK JACKET.
But the miracle, beside being a " wonder," is also a " sign," a token and indication
of the near presence and working of God. In this word the ethical end and 360 Local Preacher's Treasury. Miracles, Wonders, Signs, &c, by Trench - -
LOCAL SONGS , . e . NEWCASTLE WONDERS . TUNE - THE BABOON . Sic wonders there happens iv wor canny toun , Se wise an ' se witty Newcassel hez
groun , That for hummin , and hoaxin , an ' teyking folk in , We ' ll learn them at ...
Remember this great work . II . His wonders of old . 1 . These wonders are very
many , and very great ; we shall only glance at three of them . First , the wonderful
deliverance of His people from the land of Egypt , out of the house of bondage .
NOTE ON PRODIGIES A prodigy , says Noah Webster , is a wonder , a marvel , s
an abnormal or extraordinary person . Ordinarily , then , he should be singular .
Our title , Fifty Local Prodigies - - implying , as it were , a profusion of wonders ...
84 LOCAL CAUSES . formerly an atmospheric chaos , an evidence of design and
system , which is not , indeed , absolutely clear , but which is nevertheless
abundantly perceptible to minds that cannot hope in this life to see otherwise
Author: Robert Michael Ballantyne
Publisher: Binker North
The Ocean and its Wonders is a classic nature study about ocean habitats.
... air as faraway reYWCA in Washington has dubbed its Even for home towners ,
the idea of sorts — without all the wearisome miles summer recreation program
for young visiting the local wonders during the hours in between , and without the
are nothing to Cheshire Wonders . I was led into this by prayers ( mostly if not
altogether ) the outward means hearing a grave hoarse voice with a solemn
drawl crying you use being generally supposed to be inadequate to the near my
Author: Thomas William HerringshawPublish On: 1890
The poems of Mr . Curry have appeared in the local press . THE POWER ... The
human mind - how grand , It works its wonders on sea and land , It has been
applied to a grand account , And is now pronounced most paramount . The mind
18s 2856 GHARAIBU ' L - DUNYA ; Wonders of the World , 8vo . hf . calf , 68 A . H
. 1083 . 2857 HAFIZ . DIWAN - i - Hafiz , sq . 8vo . most beautifully written MS .
398 pp . three splendid illuminated anwáns , or titles , ornamented throughout in
... as there is no reason to think that Arethousa has anything to do with any Sikel
worship or story . It can be shown that the legend grew out of the local worship of
Artemis in Elis . It was simply carried to Sicily to explain the local wonders ...
No - no : the Horse - shoe Curve , which thirty years ago usurped the admiration
and the wonder theretofore bestowed on ... I am oblivious of all those ; for why
disparage , by uncivil contrasts , the local wonders in which the people of the
Author: Richard Smith Elliott
Category: United States
"Ben. Franklin, Sol. Smith and Horace Greeley have written of themselves and their times. So have Argo, Lamartine, and many others. Abler men than I, no doubt; but because Jupiter is a great planet, do we say the little star shall not twinkle? And why, then, may not I write modestly of myself and times? As it would make the book too big for any writer to tell all the truth about himself, I need not tell distasteful things. It is therefore a safe business to write a memoir, as anything one would rather not tell can be left out; and if I think of any dubious things in my own life, I can pass them over. Great slices of the actual life of any man must be thrown aside, whether he or another tells the tale; but if the reader hankers after the untold, thinking it might be savory with peccadillos or the like, let him imagine the void filled with his own shortcomings, and he need not care to feast on those of men no better than himself."--Page .
... is not an object of wonder , yet those which we have been accustomed to
witness from our infancy lose all their interest ... this class of local wonders of their
influence , and the Indian and the Scandinavian can visit each other's lands
... is not an object of wonder, yet those which we have been accustomed to
witness from our infancy lose all their interest ... have deprived this class of local wonders of their influence, and the Indian and the Scandinavian can visit each
... differences between the various the original one of Nennius , and added a
fordbridge or Hastings , " when plainly it MSS . of Nennius can best be accounted
| few local wonders . This “ North Welsh must have been Stamfordbridge . On p .
In 1789 , he was absorbed in the erection of a mansion , sumptuous even beyond
the measure of that superb city of which it was to be one of the local wonders .
The various political disorders that so soon ensued kept his pen idle till 1791 ...
... out these local wonders to everybody . I believe I saw everything worth seeing ,
owing to the kindness of a gentleman of the city , who , although he had travelled
much , had a large bump of Marseilles esteem . “ Is not our Cannebière more ...
The myths may well be reproduced as exercises in narration , comparison ,
description ; and they may be regarded as stimulus for imaginative invention
concerning local wonders and beauties of nature . Pupils may also be
encouraged to ...
But I don't care a fig for the cut and dried things of the place , Miss Bellvale —
those local wonders which are always pointed out to the new comer . All I want is
to have sombody take me over the best drives , show me where there's good ...