Formation Of A Manly Character; A Series Of Lectures To Young Men

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byGeorge Peck

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... X--TRUE MANHOOD THE WAST OF THE TIMES. "THE DRIVING IS LIKE THE DRIVING OF JEHU THE SON OF NIMSHI; FOK HE DRIVETH FURIOUSLY." 2 KINGS IX, 20. "PERILOUS TIMES SHALL COME." 2 TIM. D3, 1. Having drawn out, in some detail, the process of constructing a manly character, it will be in point next to inquire if there be not a special demand for such a character in our young men, arising from the exigences of the times. Manhood fully developed, and symmetrically formed, through the various stages of the world's history, has been the great conservative element of society, and has been in high request. Some ages, however, have seemed to make a larger demand for this element than others; and this age of ours is one which yields to none of its predecessors in its call for manliness of character--for men of the right stamp. The perils of the times are imminent, and the demand for a high grade of intelligence, and great strength of moral principle, never was stronger. New developments of human genius and activity are constantly arising, and new dangers to the dearest interests of society are calling for vigilance. This is neither a stagnant nor a tame and quiet age. It is an age of activity, of enterprise, of speculation, of adventure, of philosophizing--and of both real and pseudo reforms. The natural inquiry is, What do all these facts suggest with regard to the characteristics--physical, intellectual, and moral--of the actors just about to enter upon the stage? We should at once infer that an ordinary, commonplace genius would be illy suited to such times. Sloth, inaction, and mental dwarfishness, will necessarily either be fairly distanced, or will become a prey to the active poison which is scattered broad-cast over the world through the most...

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... X--TRUE MANHOOD THE WAST OF THE TIMES. "THE DRIVING IS LIKE THE DRIVING OF JEHU THE SON OF NIMSHI; FOK HE DRIV...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217477887

ISBN - 13:9780217477888

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