Green Border-Land

Green Border-Land

"All that I have accomplished or expect or hope to accomplish, has been and will be by that plodding, patient, persevering process of accretion which builds by the ant-heap, particle by particle, thought by thought, fact by fact." -- Elihu Burritt

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How this all came about:

I was taking a morning walk around the mountainside and came across this lovely display of colorful flowers. I realized someone had planted them from snippets or cuttings from somewhere. Perhaps their early beginnings began from a variety of little seeds. The thought of being patient while gardening, will always produce a plethora of flowers to enjoy.

American philanthropist and social activist.

So, who was this guy?

The American advocate of world peace Elihu Burritt (1810-1879), called the "Learned Blacksmith," conceived measures that helped internationalize the 19th-century pacifist movement.

Just a little bit of biography:

During his time in Birmingham he lived in a modest house in the then still rural village of Harborne to the west of the town. The house which he named New Britain Villas still stands. He was actively involved the local community, taking part in the committee for the rebuilding of the nearby St. Peter's Church. He recorded his thoughts on the industrialization of communities in the nearby Black Country in his book, Walks in the Black Country...

During a trip abroad in 1846–47, he was deeply touched by the suffering of the Irish peasantry. In 1848, he organized a precursive entity to the League of Nations and the United Nations called the first international congress of the Friends of Peace, which convened in Brussels in September, 1848. A second "Peace Congress" met in Paris in 1849 presided over by Victor Hugo. Burritt attended the "Peace Congresses" at Frankfort on the-Main in 1850, London in 1851, Manchester in 1852, and Edinburgh in 1853.

 Book Description

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact or are introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Walks In The Black Country And Its Green Border-land

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