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Extravagance and fickleness are advertised in most of these new houses. I wish to be known for different qualities.

Dignity and prudence are the things that people trust. Every one knows that I can afford to live in the house that suits me.

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It is a guarantee to the public. It helps my influence. There is a text in the The mansion by henry van dyke about 'a house that hath foundations. He admired immensely his father's talents and the single-minded the mansion by henry van dyke with which he improved them.

But in the paternal philosophy there was something that disquieted and oppressed the young man, and made him gasp inwardly for fresh air and free action.

At times, during his college course and his years at the law school, he had yielded to this impulse and broken away--now toward extravagance and dissipation, and then, when the reaction came, toward a romantic devotion to work among the poor.

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He had felt his father's disapproval for both of these forms of imprudence; but is was never expressed in a harsh or violent way, always with a certain tolerant patience, such as one might show for the mistakes and vagaries of the very the mansion by henry van dyke. John Weightman was not hasty, impulsive, inconsiderate, even toward his own children.

With them, as with the rest of the world, he felt that he had a reputation to maintain, a theory to vindicate.

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He could afford to give them time to see that he was absolutely right. One of his favorite Scripture quotations was, "Wait on the Lord.

But to human persons the sensation of being waited for is not always agreeable.

Sometimes, especially with the young, it produces a vague restlessness, a dumb resentment, which is increased by the fact that one can hardly explain or justify it. Of this John Weightman was not conscious.

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It lay beyond his horizon. He did not take it into account in the plan of life which he made for himself and for his family as the sharers and inheritors of his success.

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At least he wins the game. He is one of the most respected men in New York. And he is very generous, too. No one can say there is any taint on our money. There are no rumors about your father.

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