Biology, With Preludes On Current Events. Repr

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJoseph Cook

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...her chief political struggles. Here is a republic built chiefly by Christianity, and perfectly free, and governing more square miles than ever Cajsar ruled over. This nation calls peace to her industries one day in seven. She sends nine millions of her population, one in five, to a World's Fair, and shuts the door every Sunday. I know what report says about the evasions and hypocrisy of the Centennial Commission in admitting persons surreptitiously into the buildings on the Sabbath against the vote to close the grounds on that day. If the report is correct, the Centennial Commission ought to have public rebuke, unless it can make adequate explanation. I am glad to see that even this erratic convention, dazzled out of sight by the sound ideas and majestic words of the Episcopal congress, was wise enough to proclaim that it did not wish to introduce into America the European Sunday. Hallam says that European despotic rulers have cultivated, as Charles II. did in the day of the " Book of Sports," a love of pastime on Sabbaths, in order that their people might be more quiet under political distresses. " A holiday Sabbath is the ally of despotism." Wherever the Romish or Parisian Sunday has prevailed for generations, it has made the whole lives of peasant populations a prolonged childhood. America, I venture to say, is satisfied with the record of the Sabbaths in her World's Exhibition. This convention seemed to think, however, that the burden of a great reform was laid upon its shoulders. It apparently thought its thin meetings the representation of a large constituency. Men are strangely full of company sometimes, when before the mirrors of high self-appreciation. Sidney Smith, calling on a nobleman, passed through a room full of mirrors, which...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...her chief political struggles. Here is a republic built chiefly by Christianity, and perfectly free, and governing more...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217446981

ISBN - 13:9780217446983

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