Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Watch Yourself Go By   By: (1852-)

Book cover

Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. (Alfred Griffith) Field is a deeply moving narrative that explores the relentless passage of time and the impact it has on our lives. Through a remarkable blend of introspection, wit, and wisdom, Field invites readers on a profound journey of self-discovery.

The book's narrative unfolds as a memoir, with Field recounting his experiences, memories, and observations. His writing style is wonderfully introspective, allowing readers to dive deep into the complexities of human existence. Field's prose is eloquent, rich in detail, and often sprinkled with poignant metaphors and vivid imagery that bring the scenes to life.

What sets Watch Yourself Go By apart is Field's unique perspective on the passing of time. Rather than lamenting or fearing its effects, he embraces the concept of impermanence, urging readers to seize the fleeting moments that make up our lives. His reflections on love, loss, and the inevitability of change resonate profoundly, prompting contemplation about one's own life and priorities.

The author's wit and humor underpin the weighty subject matter, adding a delightful levity to the narrative. Field effortlessly weaves in anecdotes and stories from his personal journey, often sharing quirky and humorous encounters that lighten the overall mood. This balance between introspection and levity creates a captivating reading experience, where moments of laughter are intertwined with profound insights.

One of the book's most commendable aspects is Field's unflinching honesty. He does not shy away from exploring his own faults, regrets, and vulnerabilities, which allows readers to connect with him on a deeply human level. In doing so, the author invites us to reflect on our own lives and appreciate the choices and experiences that make us who we are.

Watch Yourself Go By is not a typical self-help or philosophical book—it is a lyrical and poignant meditation on the human condition. Field's words stay with you long after you turn the last page, prompting introspection and a renewed appreciation for the transient beauty of life. Whether you're seeking profound insights or simply a beautifully crafted narrative, this book is a rare gem that resonates on a soulful level.

First Page:

[Illustration: AL. G. FIELD, COURT AND SCOTT]





Copyrighted by Al. G. Field, 1912

Illustrated by Ben W. Warden



Just stand aside and watch yourself go by; Think of yourself as "he" instead of "I." Note closely, as in other men you note, The bag kneed trousers and the seedy coat. Pick the flaws; find fault; forget the man is you, And strive to make your estimate ring true; Confront yourself and look you in the eye Just stand aside and watch yourself go by.

Interpret all your motives just as though You looked on one whose aims you did not know. Let undisguised contempt surge through you when You see you shirk, O commonest of men! Despise your cowardice; condemn whate'er You note of falseness in you anywhere. Defend not one defect that shames your eye Just stand aside and watch yourself go by.

And then, with eyes unveiled to what you loathe To sins that with sweet charity you'd clothe Back to your self walled tenements you'll go With tolerance for all who dwell below. The faults of others then will dwarf and shrink, Love's chain grow stronger by one mighty link When you, with "he" as substitute for "I," Have stood aside and watched yourself go by... Continue reading book >>

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books