Risen from the Ranks, Or, Harry Walton's Success

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John C. Winston Company, 1874 - 349 páginas
Harry Walton rises from his humble station as a poor farmer's son to become the editor of a weekly paper and eventually is elected to the New Hampshire legislature.
 

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Página 345 - Walton heißt es: [He] had never sought wealth. He was content with a comfortable support and a competence. He liked influence and the popular respect, and he was gratified by the important trusts which he received. He was ambitious, but it was a creditable and honorable ambition. He sought to promote the public welfare, and advance the public interests, both as a speaker and as a writer...

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