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Collection Letters - Miscellaneous
In connection with collections, sundry letters which are not directly collection letters will be found necessary. For instance, a draft on an out-of-town debtor may have been deposited for collection.
The Collector And His Work
There are times, however, when collections are better made by personal visits, and personal effort is sometimes advantageous after the resources of correspondence have been exhausted.
Collection Law
The collection manager need not be a lawyer, but he should have a good knowledge of collection law. This is not to enable him to do the work of an attorney, but merely to qualify him properly for his own work.
Mercantile And Collection Agencies
The mercantile agency is an evolution—the natural outgrowth of the demand among merchants for exact information regarding the financial standing of their customers.
Unusual Collection Methods
No matter how careful, how cautious, how capable the credit man; no matter how experienced, how resourceful, how persuasive the collection manager—there always will be some bad debts.
Story Of Architecture
ARCHITECTURE, the most useful of the fine arts and the finest of the useful arts, may be defined as the art of ornamental construction.
Egyptian Architecture
A COMPLETE Story of Architecture would require to cover as great a period of time as the story of man himself, for architecture is coeval with man.
Greek Architecture
Our knowledge of the domestic architecture of Greece is derived almost entirely from descriptions by contemporary writers, for no remains of importance have survived.
Etruscan And Roman Architecture
IN dealing with the early days of Rome it is difficult to distinguish between fiction and truth, between legend and history.
Early Christian Architecture
DURING the first three centuries of the Christian era the new religion, though despised and discredited, had been slowly gaining ground, in the face of enormous difficulties.
Byzantine Architecture
The Byzantine style has had little influence upon the architecture of Western Europe. In Greece and Russia it became, and has continued to be, the recognized style for buildings of the Greek Church, though it has naturally received many modifications.
Moslem Architecture
Upon the capture of Constantinople by the Turks in 1453, the Christian churches there fell into the hands of the Mohammedans. The church of Hagia Sophia, the masterpiece of the Byzantine builders, was at once converted into a mosque.
Romanesque Architecture
The transference of the seat of government by Constantine to Byzantium, and the consequent decay of the Roman empire, checked intelligent building for a period in Italy.
Gothic Architecture
The term Gothic is as unfortunate as it is inapt. Gothic architecture is the natural outcome of Romanesque, though the term seems to suggest a break in the progressive character of the art.
Renaissance Architecture
IN the preceding chapter we have seen that classical tradition—derived from the days of the Roman empire—was too strong in Italy to allow the principles of Gothic to be received there with any degree of favour.
Modern Architecture
THERE is little to add to what has already been said regarding the architecture of the eighteenth century.
Architecture In America
REGARDLESS of their interest to the ethnologist and the archaeologist, the wigwams and pueblos of the North American Indians were not of a nature permanently to influence the architecture of the United States.
The Complex Life
How unnerved you are! Repose here a little, and belong to each other. That is the principal thing. All the rest counts for nothing, and does not deserve that you should be so absorbed in it.
The Spirit Of Simplicity
BEFORE being able to show in what consists in practice the return to the simplicity to which we aspire, it is necessary to define simplicity in its very spirit and essence.
Simple Thought
One other habit in urgent need of correction, ordinarily attendant on this fictitious life, is the mania for examining oneself and for analyzing oneself at all times.
The Simple Word
SPEECH is the great organ which reveals the mind, the first visible form that it gives itself. As is the thought so is the speech. To reform one's life in the sense of simplicity one must watch over word and pen.
The Simple Duty
The first subterfuge is to demand of oneself if there is one general duty, or if that word does not cover one of the numerous illusions of our ancestors.
The Simple Needs
To sum up in the same way the essential needs of the greater part of beings a few summary indications will suffice.
The Simple Pleasures
To amuse oneself with a free heart one must fed himself on a solid base; he must believe in life and possess it in himself. Many men, alas! even among the young ones, are today disgruntled with life, and I do not speak of the philosophers only.
The Mercenary Spirit And Simplicity
I do not see any means of getting along without money. All that certain theorists and legislators have been able to do up to this day, they who accuse it of all our evils, has been to change the name or form.
Notoriety And The Good Uknown
ONE of the principal puerilities of the times is the love of publicity. To make themselves known, and to come forth from obscurity—some are so devoured by this desire that they may justly be said to be attacked by the itch for notoriety.
Worldliness And Home Life
The folly of this poor man is not so rare as we may think. They are mentally unsound who, like him, sacrifice their interior life to worldliness.
The Simple Beauty
SOME persons may protest in the name of the aesthetic against the organization of the simple life. Or to oppose us by the theory of useful luxury, the providence of business, great nourisher of arts and ornament of civilized societies.
Pride And Simplicity In Social Relations
IT WOULD, perhaps, be difficult to prove a subject better qualified than pride to prove that the obstacles to a better life, stronger and more peaceful, are more in ourselves than in circumstances.
Education In Simplicity
THE simple life being, above all, the product of a direction of the mind, it is natural that education should have a great influence in that domain.
Simplicity - Conclusion
I THINK I have indicated sufficiently the spirit and the manifestations of the simple life to give a glimpse of the fact that there is in it a whole forgotten world of strength and beauty.
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