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WANT to give you fair notice that these papers in my hands are I two evening Detroit papers. Possibly as part of the penalty for my manifold sins and offenses which I expect to serve in this world, it is my duty to read them—and I will read them late this evening—but I am not going to spring them on you.
The Partnership of Business and Science—Industry's Debt to the Latter
BUSINESS AND SCIENCE have been partners in industry since that prehistoric day when science was first recognized as a distinct manifestation of the human intellect.
Electricity - Some Ethical Aspects of Replacement Reserves
Ethics—the science or doctrine of the sources, principles, sanctions and ideals of human conduct and character.
Business Ethics
The assigned subject is Business Ethics. My library dictionary gives me an option of several definitions of business.
Electricity - Interconnections
MY FRIENDS have a habit of expecting me to see and express the humorous side, if there is a humorous side, of any subject that may be assigned to me to talk about. I have not been able to discover a humorous side to interconnections.
Electricity - Some Basic Principles
I took charge of the Detroit Edison property which was then The Edison Illuminating Company of Detroit, some thirty years ago. I was formally inducted into office on the first day of July; 1896, so, officially, I cannot yet claim thirty years' service.
A Thesis and a Question
THERE are two philosophies of life, either of which works very well. One of them is to go after what you want and to find your joy in the seeking, even if not crowned with success. That is the philosophy of youth, and inasmuch as our industry is young it is the philosophy of our industry.
An Engineer to Executives
As an engineer who by force of circumstances, or force of some As thing else equally valid, has come to be a senior executive, I am in position to appreciate the mental attitude of the engineer and likewise that of the executive.
Hinduism - The Stream Of Indian Thought
THE time has come to present India to the West: India the contemned of the world but the Beloved of the Gods. The misunderstanding of India has been so colossal that it would be absurdly comic, if it were not so tragic.
Hinduism - Hindu Religious Faiths
THE civilisation which the Hindu has built up has a type of its own, and that type has been shaped and formed by a particular ideal. The note throughout the ages that the Hindu has developed into a great harmony is spiritual culture.
Hinduism - Caste
The true ideal of caste is an extension of the Hindu family ideal, where each has his rightful place and privileges, and where the ideal of all is service for all.
Hinduism - The Four Ashramas
THE Ashrama life is the very root of the spiritual culture of the Hindu. Whatever of Idealism he has developed in his country has been very largely due to this age-long system, in which from the very early days of his civilisation he has realised all the possibilities of building up an ideal for the individual.
Hinduism - Kings And Peasants
In the life and history of Hindu civilisation the Indian peasant is a wonderful factor. He knows that God lives in every human being. He bows his head to Him. He bows his head to his king and country.
Hinduism - The Hindu Woman
India's torch is burning—burning in the bush as well as in the homes. The Hindu woman sang and is singing to-day. Sree Krishna is ideal and idol. The Jumna has become the very symbol of her life.
Hinduism - The Key Note Of Humanity
The Hindu understands this, and his systems, his schools, his cults, are only his thousand different ways of training himself to hear this call. In fact, according to the Hindu's ideal of spirituality, each individual has a school of his own wherein he is trained and trains himself.
Petit Dejeuner
In all your subsequent journeyings abroad do you ever recapture the zest of that most deliciously heart-easing half-hour?
Holy Week
I understood that this was to be a Goya pilgrimage. Is it not a fact that Goya never set foot in Barcelona and that Barcelona contains only one of his works, Bulls, No. 320 in the Museo Municipal? Come, let us go and look at it and then we can move on to some more agreeable city.
I had been told that the lisping of the z's and c's was going out of fashion. I was sorry to hear it. Such minor national mannerisms possess an agreeable flavour, and if I had my will not one jot or tittle of them should ever pass away.
La Cartuja De Aula Dei
I NEVER knew such a place as Zaragoza for dis-appointing you at first in order to please you afterwards. She is a very Kathleen ni Houlihan among cities, who greets you in the guise of an ugly old woman and then, throwing off her rags, becomes a young girl with the gait of a queen.
La Virgen Del Pilar
This preference, I know, may seem to indicate a debased taste. For La Seo is Gothic, with the mystery and devotion of Gothic, while El Pilar, as it now stands, is late seventeenth and eighteenth century, chiefly mid-eighteenth—not a period very enthusiastic or very successful in the building of great churches.
Outside The Prado
The Goyas ! The resounding familiar names ! This ante-room is the goal of our pilgrimage. We are arrived !
Inside The Prado
It doesn't really matter much in this case, for either way there is joy, whether we stop in the Goya ante-room or whether we first take a preliminary saunter down the corridor.
The Tapestry Cartoons
LET us descend the long flight of stone steps leading into the cellars beneath the Prado. Did you ask why ? Because in this underworld a grateful nation exposes to a dim but public view one of the earliest phases of Goya's art—the designs which he executed for the tapestries of the royal palaces of the Pardo and the Escorial.
The Portraits
There is a fascination in Goya's portraits different from the fascination of those of any other painter, except perhaps of El Greco. And in both cases the fascination springs from the painter's keen perception of a mysterious, flame-like, inward vitality.
Royalty And The Nude
I MUST now request you to retrace your steps to the Sala de Retratos, where we will spend a few moments in the company of Royal Persons.
San Antonio De La Florida
This little Church of San Antonio provides a more illuminating commentary upon the condition of religion in Spain, or at all events in Madrid, at the close of the eighteenth century than many books of history.
It is time that we turned to see how Francisco Goya, he who was never illuded, comported himself in this new age of blood and iron.
Disasters Of The War
THERE are surely in the world few more unlikely places in which to surprise a stroke of political sagacity than the works of that homme à bonnes fortunes, Giovanni Casanova.
Journey's End
I AM in two minds whether to write this last chapter or not. The thirteenth must, I am afraid, have been rather dispiriting, and I see little prospect that this will be any better. Did we not come to Spain to be amused, not depressed?
Against Roman Architecture
I believe, and I believe deeply, in Greek, Romanesque and Gothic. I believe in the Italian Quattrocento, and the American Colonial, even in the Barocco, if you will, but I refuse to bow down before the Goddess Rome.
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