Greenfield: Printed by A. Phelps, 1844. A later edition; the first appeared in 1833. Original red-printed pictorial drab wrappers, 5.13 x 3 inches, 23,  pages. Frontis, woodcut illus. Somewhat soiled and worn; in good condition. Item #19156
“That glory which dazzled me in my days of boyhood, and which I supposed was always the reward of the brave, continually eluded me. It is reserved for the successful leaders of armies. They alone, are the heroes,—while the poor soldiers, by whose toil these victories are won,—endure the hardships, that others may reap the fame.” A somewhat pacifist reworking of the parable of the Prodigal Son, first published in Hartford in 1833, and here redone in a moderately handsome edition by the Greenfield bookseller and printer, Ansel Phelps. (See BAL 17660.) Upper edge of the rear wrapper clipped away.