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THE RICHMOND PALLADIUM AD SUJUTE LEG BAM, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1909.
PAGE SEVEN. Too Few Vacations Taken, Says Abbott Well Known Local Attorney Makes 7 his Statement in a Letter to the Palladium After Having Visited the Haunts of His Boyhood, the Country About Boston. Hie Judge Luther C. Abbott, who has been enjoying a luxury, only favored lew are permitted to indulge in a va cation, has written a letter to the Pal ladium stating that in his opinion too few vacations are taken. His letter, an xtremely interesting one; follows: Boston, Sept, 20, 1909. Editor Palladium: v What am I doing? I am just ab- sorbing health and pleasure from my vacation hours,- By the way, I believe in this restless age of greed and .en deavor, too few vacations are taken. I know many men and women who are always looking forward to" the time when they are going to enjoy out doors. Year after year glides past. They pile up a goodly store of this world's goods and when it is too late, fold their tired hands over their stilled hearts, and their dream of a lifetime has faded. So many say we cannot afford it: it is too expensive. My friend, that depends. A person doe? not need to own a yacht, an automo bile, diamond ring and a well-filled purse to enjoy a vacation. Thoreau j could take a pound or two of rice, a pound of sugar, a little salt and pep per in his knapsack and wander for days through the Gothic arches of the forest, take his trip on the Concord and Merrimac rivers, and his descrip tions at once become classic. Senti ment, backed by strong emotions and well-grounded convictions make liter ature at last, anyhow. Edward Ever ett's two hours of scholarly polished sentences at Gettysburg will long chal lenge the admiration of scholars: but Lincoln's compact sentences, throbbing with the intense emotions of that great heart of his, sent waves of emotion around the world. They are pondered over in the quiet humble homes, her alding the time when: "The common sense of most, Shall hold the fretful realm in all." And the civilizations recognize the fact that genius, after all, like a true poet, "is born, not made." To enjoy nature, one needs no brass band to herald his coming. The dew drops of mornin.5 are first water diamonds around his pathway. No art can equal the beau ty of foliage and flower. There is no music sweeter than bird song. The only tints the clouds have are on their surface and these are visible to you. If Nature has done her utmost to in terest and please you. have you not at least five senses through which to en- joy her? You are rich, poor fellow, If you only knew it. I have again visited Concord and Lexington, grand old towns, which never lose their interest to me. It was at Concord bridge where the first shot was fired which "rang around tha world." Upon a great granite rock at Lexington is inscribed the words of Captain Jonathan Wilson to his line of "Minute men:" 'Don't fire unless fired upon. If we must have war, let it commence here. And it did. Three regiments of British troops lost most of their numbers in their hurried, re-, treat to Boston. Stirred up by the memories of those days which tried men's souls, Webster, in his speech at the dedication of Bunker' Hill mon-i-ment, aroused the old revolutionary veterans when he said: "There is Con cord, and Lexington, and Boston, -and Bunker Hill and there they will re main forever." It was at Concord and Lexington that the 'red foot-lights of the revolutionary war .were kindled. In war or peace, sincerity, and the ear nestness of conviction are the prime factors of success in any human en deavor. ' Their" magnetic force glows and bursts into flame. As sure as "the blood of the martyr is the seed of the church," so sure is the blood of pa triots the guarantee of the inalienable rights of free citizens. But revolutionarv history is not the only one which adds interest to the old historic town of Concord. In this old town lived Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau and the Alcotts, whose homes have become pilgrim shines. In their day, they, with Longfellow and Lowell, set a pace in American literature which writers have since followed with unequaled steps. The comfortable, roomy house of Emerson. "The Wayside Inn" of Haw thorne, the plain, substantial house of Thoreau, the humble, unpainted home in which the Alcotts lived "so happy and so pore," still stands in Concord, as do the more pretentious houses of Longfellow and Lowell in Cambridge. Wealth may rear its palaces, but to thoughtful men and women of the land, they are not invested with the charm of the more humble abodes of men and women of genius. Burns sang: "Flow gently sweet Afton among thy green braes," and sweet Afton has rippled music ever since. I have seen so much of interest sines I have been here that I could writ? page after page but they might not interest. Our excellent neighbor across the street, Mrs. C. A. Gilchrist, a few days ago, took my daughter Ella and myself an automobile ride and In going we passed along the boulevard north through Chelsea, Lynn, Beach mont, up Revere and Crescent beach to quaint old Marble Head and to Point of Pines. There was a strong east wind blowing that ideal afternoon S3 that the white caps followed each oth er as far oceanward as the eye could reach. Turner's sea paintings are admittedly great, but how far art, at its best, falls short of the real! It caused the many-sided Shakespeare to exclaim: "To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, were ridiculous excess." I would not decry art or its elevating influences. I am proud of Richmond'3 artists. Art in its beet expression paints ideals for which poor human language has no adequate expression; and yet we all know, the artists, as well as the rest of us, that it is im possible, either in the expression of language or painting, to portray fully the real. Tennyson knew it when he sang: "Break, break, break, At the foot of thy crags, O sea. But the tender grace of a day that i3 dead Will never come back to me." . I am pleased and gratified that Mrs. Johnston created a most favorable im pression in Boston. I am always pleased when any citizen of our beauti ful city wins in any field of worthy endeavpr. In art,, science and litera ture, Richmond has contributed what may be found in every civilized na tion; her merchants are up-to-date. Richmond is noted for general intelli gence. With beautiful surroundings she sits ai eweled queen upon the banks of the Whitewater. Her un equaled public schools and Earlham College, growing in usefulness and popularity, tend to make Richmond an ideal city for homes, while her liberal and broad conservatism have- fairly won for her the proud title of the "Panic Proof City." Very truly, LUTHER C. ABBOTT. Creating; 1 uhiona. Who sets the Cushions? 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