Sheen from my thought-waves

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byW Osborne Lilley

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... only brought into notice by events. A great man often takes a great deal of making. CLXIV. While staying at a friend's house one night, on retiring to my chamber, I was much annoyed by the presence of a great ferocious-looking bee. It had probably flown in during the day, and was taking its night's repose, when the lighting of the gas awoke it from its slumbers. It seemed very much bewildered, and it did not forget to vent its perplexity in the most noisy manner. Its buzzing was most terrific, and I determined, if possible, to silence it. I made several attempts to catch it in my handkerchief, but failed. Again and again I tried, but it always managed to elude my grasp. At last I thought I would leave it to itself for a time, resolving to try again presently. I had not ceased my efforts to capture it a minute before it flew into the flame of the gas and destroyed itself! My bee-hunt that night taught me a lesson. It was this: That it is often better to leave those who annoy us to themselves than to trouble ourselves to silence them. Many buzzing busybodies, talebearers, and slanderers will go down, of their own accord, into silence, if we only let them alone; we only lengthen their lives by hunting them. CLXV Many in our sanctuaries are stirred on the Sabbath day by the vision which rises before them there of a higher life. They see that they might live upon a more elevated plane, that there are possibilities of spiritual blessedness open to them, and they are deeply moved. Some weep, some sigh, some pray, and some resolve; but there are very few who do not return to live as they have lived before. Habit is stronger than desire, and paralyses it. Habit is stronger than hope, and crushes it. CLXVI. Christ was ever impelled by a warm and devoted love; He ha...

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... only brought into notice by events. A great man often takes a great deal of making. CLXIV. While staying at a friend's house o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217551610

ISBN - 13:9780217551618

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