An Address Delivered at Worcester, Before the Worcester Temperance Society by Lucius Manlius Sargent

An Address Delivered at Worcester, Before the Worcester Temperance Society

byLucius Manlius Sargent

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1833 edition. Excerpt: so much of the wisdom and eloquence of the whole Commonwealth. This day is the anniversary of your Society. Another milestone is planted in the path of time. As friends of temperance, we stand on elevated ground. Like the traveller upon his way, let us look back, from this eminence, upon the path we have already trod; let us contemplate the scene immediately around us; and then turn our eyes in the direction of our future way. Let us, in other words, consider the origin, present state, and future prospects of this mighty movement upon earth, which is secondary, in the rapidity of its progress, and the beneficial character of its influence upon man, to nothing but the revelation of light and life to a benighted world. It is the cause of God, and no place could be more appropriately chosen for the consideration of such a cause than these consecrated courts, his holy temple. It has been pleasantly remarked, that nothing is more wonderful, than that we wonder at all; and nothing is more difficult for man, than to wonder by rule. It is no easy task so entirely to dispossess the mind of its present familiar consciousness, in relation to any interesting subject, as to contemplate it with the full measure of surprise, which it originally produced. We cease to wonder at that, which has been familiarly presented before us, in the form of frequent exhibition, although we may be as far removed from any satisfactory explanation of all, that excited our astonishment, as we were at the commencement. Magnetic and electrical attraction and repulsion; the-familiar experiments with acids and alkalies; the conflagration of certain liquors by contact in a cold state; these, and a multitude of similar examples, notwithstanding the very best...

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Title:An Address Delivered at Worcester, Before the Worcester Temperance SocietyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.06 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217773982

ISBN - 13:9780217773980

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