|07-12-2011, 07:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Alabama, USA
Device: HP ipac RX5915 Wife's Kindle
Birmingham, George A: Gossamer. V1. 12 Jul 2011
George A. Birmingham was the pen name of James Owen Hannay (16 July 1865 - 2 February 1950), Irish clergyman and prolific novelist.
"FOR THAT mercy," said Gorman, "you may thank with brief thanksgiving whatever gods there be." We were discussing, for perhaps the twentieth time, the case of poor Ascher. Gorman had reminded me, as he often does, that I am incapable of understanding Ascher or entering into his feelings, because I am a man of no country and therefore know nothing of the emotion of patriotism. This seems a curious thing to say to a man who has just had his leg mangled in a battle; but I think Gorman is quite right about his fact I went out to the fight, when the fight came on, but only because I could not avoid going. I never supposed that I was fighting for my country. But Gorman is wrong in his inference. I have no country, but I believe I can understand Ascher quite as well as Gorman does. Nor am I sure that I ought to be thankful for my immunity from the fever of patriotism. Ascher suffered severely because at a critical moment in his life a feeling of loyalty to his native land gripped him hard. I have also suffered, a rending of the body at least comparable to Ascher's rending of the soul. But I have not the consolation of feeling that I am a hero.
|Thread Tools||Search this Thread|
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Other Fiction Birmingham, George A: General John Regan. V1. 12 Jul 2011||crutledge||Kindle Books||0||07-12-2011 05:09 PM|
|Other Fiction Birmingham, George A: General John Regan. V1. 12 Jul 201||crutledge||ePub Books||0||07-12-2011 05:08 PM|
|Other Fiction Birmingham, George A: General John Regan. V1. 12 Jul 2011||crutledge||BBeB/LRF Books||0||07-12-2011 05:07 PM|
|Mystery and Crime Birmingham, George A.: Priscilla's Spies v1 20 mar 2009||mtravellerh||Kindle Books||0||03-20-2009 05:20 AM|
|Mystery and Crime Birmingham, George A.: Priscilla's Spies v1 20 mar 2009||mtravellerh||BBeB/LRF Books||0||03-20-2009 05:19 AM|