Sunlight And Shadow; Or, Gleanings From My Life-work. Or, Gleanings From My Life Work

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJohn Bartholomew Gough

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. KNOWLEDGE AND CURIOSITY.--ABSURD BLUNDERS AND LAUGHABLE MISTAKES. What is Knowledge ?--Ignorance with a Library--Wisdom is applied Knowledge--George Crnikshank the Simon Pare--Blunders in Spelling-- "Preshus Sole "--Laughable Mistakes--The Deacon who thought he could preach--Anecdote of Robert Hall--Self-knowledge and Physical Health-- Knowing Others--" Brass" no Test of Character--Misjudging Others-- Knowledge through History--Goodness--Mental Cultivation and Moral Corruption--Inquisitiveness--"Funnels of Conversation"--How a Man lost his Leg--Anecdote of John Randolph--Misapplied Labour--Dinner and Duel--How to collect a Crowd--Van Amburg's Lion--Feats of Legerdemain--Sir Charles Napier and the Indian Juggler--Ignorance and Superstition -- Whimsical Vagaries -- Senseless "Omens "-- Sowing for the Harvest--Immortality revealed--De Quincey upon the Present--Faith a Necessity--The Story of Poor Joe. |AN is so constituted that in acquiring new truths, in the pursuit of learning or the search for knowledge, he finds enjoyment, a high degree of happiness. Sir Wm. Hamilton declares, with philosophic insight: "It is ever the conflict that pleases Us, not the victory. The hunter derives more pleasure in the chase than in the possession of the game." Malebranche declared: "If I held Truth captive in my hand, I should open my hand and let it fly, in order that I might again pursue and capture it." Lcssing wrote: "Did the Almighty, holding in His right hand truth, and in His left search after truth, deign to tender me the one I might prefer, in all humility, and without hesitation, I should request search after truth." '. Truth," says Von Muller, "is the property of God; the pursuit of truth is what belongs to men." Jean Paul Richter says: "It is not the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. KNOWLEDGE AND CURIOSITY.--ABSURD BLUNDERS AND LAUGHABLE MISTAKES. What is Knowledge ?--Ignorance with a Library--Wisdom i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:140 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217060870

ISBN - 13:9780217060875

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