First class reader: From Standard British And American Authors, In Prose And Verse: For The Use Of

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byBenjamin Dudley Emerson

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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: ...the palace of the soul. The sordid dust we tread upon, forms, in the mystic frame of our humanity, the dwelling place of high reasoning thoughts, fashions the chamber of imagery, and moulds the heart that beats with every lofty and generous affection. Yes, the feelings that soar to heaven, the virtue that is to win the heavenly crown, flows in the life blood, that in itself is as senseless, as the soil from which it derives its nourishment. Who shall explain to us this mysterious union--tell us where sensation ends, and thought begins, or where organization passes into life? Turn to what pursuit of science, or point of observation we will, it is still the same. In every department and study, we come to a region in which our inquiries cannot penetrate.--Everywhere our thoughts run into the vast, the indefinite, the incomprehensible; time stretches to eternity, calculation to ' numbers without number,' being to Infinite Greatness. Every path of our reflection brings us, at length, to the shrine of the unknown and the unfathomable, where we must sit down, and receive with devout and childlike meekness, if we receive at all, the voice of the oracle within. Nor is there a plant so humble, no hyssop by the wall, nor flower nor weed in the garden that springeth from the bosom of the earth, but it is an organized and living mystery. The secrets of the abyss are not more inscrutable, than the work that is wrought in its hidden germ. The goings on of the heavens are not more incomprehensible than its growth, as it waves in the breeze. Its life, that which constitutes its life, who can tell what it is? The functions that constitute its growth, flower, and fruit, the processes of secretion, the organs or the affinities, by which every part receives...

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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: ...the palace of the soul. The sordid dust we tread upon, forms, in the mystic frame of our humanity, the dwelling...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217950906

ISBN - 13:9780217950909

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