Duties of Young Men by Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Duties of Young Men

byEdwin Hubbell Chapin

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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. 1856. Excerpt: ... LECTURE IV. INTELLECTUAL DUTIES. There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.--Proverba XX. 15. In entering upon the discussion of the subject at this time before us, it devolves upon me to say, that the theme is so vast and important, that were I capable, I could not do full justice to it in the compass of one lecture. You must expect therefore, that, compared with the method which the subject really demands, I shall be desultory and superficial. But although I may present you with familiar ideas, it will be my earnest endeavor to strike a train of thought in each mind that may lead to deep and profitable reflection. I will endeavor to give you hints which may be taken and carried out in welldeveloped action--outlines, which each individual may fill up with bright realities, wou by his own toil and experience. The mind of man is immortal. Theorize upon it, analyze it, define it, wonder or doubt about it as you will, this great truth breaks upon us from innumerable sources, and echoes eternally in the mysterious depths of our consciousness. But, in this sphere, mind is linked with a mortal nature, partakes in part of its affections, and its contingencies. Although it cannot wholly perish, yet, like the physical system, it requires food and nourishment for its support, and without these it is lean and feeble. It demands, moreover, like the physical system, that this food should be healthful, and this nourishment judicious; or it will become distorted and corrupted, or else effeminate and sickly. But here our analogy ends. The limits that confine the body affect us no longer. The agents of which I have spoken, must become incorporated with the mind and share its own independent nature. Its food must be immortal f...

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Title:Duties of Young MenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021720077X

ISBN - 13:9780217200776

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