Kant's Life and Thought by Ernst Cassirer

By Ernst Cassirer

Kant's lifestyles and suggestion is that infrequent success: a lucid and hugely readable account of the lifestyles and paintings of 1 of the world's profoundest thinkers.

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0 when we took the plunge, but I never regretted it, right up to the time when poor George died, in 1978. It was not a big wedding, but my mother and father came down from Muskoka to Windsor for it, with three of my brothers, and I was glad of that. And thanks to the generosity of one of Mr. Rodd's clients, George and I were able to move into a nice house right away. Old Matt Dean was a building contractor: a tall, straightbacked man who always wore a high stiff collar and carried a bible. He looked more like a preacher than a contractor, and he used to chew me out if he ever heard me using even a mild cuss-word — not that I did that very often.

And strangely enough, it was one of two rich mines found on the same day by a Cornish prospector, William G. Trethewey. He called one of them after himself, and he took $600,000 worth of silver out of the Trethewey before he sold it for a million dollars to a group headed by a Toronto stockbroker and grain dealer named Jack Bickell, who would go on to become one of the most powerful mining men in Canada. The name Coniagas, which was given to Trethewey's other mine, had always puzzled me. What did gas have to do with digging rock out of the earth?

I told her that Sadie could do much heavier work than I could. (I really was just a wee slip of a girl. ) But Mrs. Rodd wouldn't hear of taking Sadie. She wanted me. She promised my duties wouldn't be too hard. She had a cook and other staff for the heavy work, and all I would have to do would be the pastry and some light upstairs work and laundry. Then, when she told me how much she would pay me I did some rapid figuring. With my full room and board supplied, I could save enough in a year to pay my way through business college in Windsor.

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