NY State College of Agriculture
Education of Women
Commission on Country Life
Books by L.H.B.
Bailey with his Books
Bailey may have been most proud of a series of books referred to as “The Background Books,” which he called his “budget of opinions.” The first was The Holy Earth; the others Wind and Weather (a collection of his poems), Universal Service, What Is Democracy?, and The Seven Stars. They illustrate his philosophy of life, his humanism, his aesthetic sensitivity, his search for social good, and his respect for others. He wrote in The Holy Earth: “It is good to live. We talk of death and of lifelessness, but we know only of life. Even our prophecies of death are prophecies of more life. We know no better world: whatever else there may be is of things hoped for, not of things seen.”
|This exhibition is made possible through a generous gift in memory of Lelah A. Cole.
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