Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern Volume 7

Paperback | July 5, 2012

byCharles Dudley Warner

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...their moral tone, penetrating in their spirituality, and pervaded by that quality without which a sermon is not one--the divine uttering itself to the human. There is no striving and crying in the streets, no heckling of saints nor dooming of sinners, no petty debates over details of conduct, no dogmatic assumption, no logical insistence, but only the gentle and mighty persuasions of truth, coming as if breathed by the very spirit of God. Language was to him "the sanctuary of thought," and these sermons are the uttered worship in that temple where reason and devotion are one. WORK AND PLAY From 'Work and Play' Let me call to my aid, then, some thoughtful spirit in my audience: not a poet, of necessity, or a man of genius, but a man of large meditation, one who is accustomed to observe, and, by virtue of the warm affinities of a living heart, to draw out the meanings that are hid so often in the humblest things. Returning into the bosom of his family in some interval of care and labor, he shall come upon the very unclassic and certainly unimposing scene,--his children and a kitten playing on the floor together; and just there, possibly, shall meet him suggestions more fresh and thoughts of higher reach concerning himself and his race, than the announcement of a new-discovered planet or the revolution of an empire would incite. He surveys with a meditative feeling this beautiful scene of muscular play,--the unconscious activity, the exuberant life, the spirit of glee,--and there rises in his heart the conception that possibly he is here to see the prophecy or symbol of another and higher kind of play, which is the noblest exercise and last end of man himself. Worn by the toils of years, perceiving with a sigh that the unconscious joy of...

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...their moral tone, penetrating in their spirituality, and pervaded by that quality without which a sermon is not one--th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:July 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217501524

ISBN - 13:9780217501521

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