Life And Letters Of Frederick W. Robertson Volume 1

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byFrederick William Robertson

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...and its inner music is like a perfect band. Each instrument, alone, is harsh, incomplete; all together are harmony. The world is a full concert: he who hears only one tone, hears imperfectly: he who hears all separately, hears out of tune, discordantly, and confusedly: he only understands the universe who can hear all or most at once. So also with sight. To a perfect vision the impression on two retinas is felt as only one. Yet there is comfort in this thought. To feel all separately is one step towards feeling all harmoniously. So a town begun in different parts, as Munich, is painful to look at. In years or centuries it will form one whole. Or a country whose railway plans are only partially executed is unpleasant to journey over, for you are perpetually interrupted in your travels. Yet the time is coming when it shall be a perfect network, and every detached bit shall help to connect the rest, and communication with every part shall be had. So I feel as much as I can. I will get every kind of Bewusstsein. They will harmonize at last. His knowledge of men was also due to his sensitive sympathy. He seemed to feel by it, as if by a sixth sense, the character of those with whom he came into contact. It was not through knowledge of the world, nor through reasoning on the actions of men, that he recognized what they were. He felt them. Hence he had a very strange and great power. He almost always felt, in the presence of others, not his own feelings, but theirs. He identified himself with them for a time. He was thus enabled to reveal men to themselves, to tell them what their life meant, and how to idealize it and to ennoble it; to draw out in them what HIS LIFE IN SOCIETY. 181 was best and highest; and all this with a gracious tact, due also to...

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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. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...and its inner music is like a perfect band. Each instrument, alone, is harsh, incomplete; all together are harmony. The...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217232035

ISBN - 13:9780217232036

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