The Boatman's Daughter; A Narrative For The Learned And Unlearned by Alfred BarrettThe Boatman's Daughter; A Narrative For The Learned And Unlearned by Alfred Barrett

The Boatman's Daughter; A Narrative For The Learned And Unlearned

byAlfred Barrett

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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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. 1847. Excerpt: ... THE BOATMAN'S DAUGHTER. THE OBSERVER. There are some persons in humble life, whose individual lot is that of a general inheritance of obscurity, toil, and pain, who have minds so elevated by the Spirit of God that their royal lineage is seen at a glance. By their spiritual vitality, and their power of keenly perceiving the faintest trait of Christ's image in others, they seem set by God as "holy ones" and "watchers" in that department of his kingdom which includes the half-forgotten and the poor. They suffer with the rest the sorrows of their class, and yet assert their heavenly birth. They serve to connect Christ with the cottage homestead and the toilsome task, just as the disciples connected him with Cana and Nazareth. A Christian of this order grasps the difficulties and trials of his position in the spirit of his divine Master, and in the conviction that it is here alone that he can find life and peace; and then his spiritual-mindedness grows forth with a freshness and a vigor which would indicate that it proceeded from a heavenly, rather than an earthly soil:--like the beautiful palm in the desert, which sends down its sturdy roots through sand and rocky crevice, and holds the arid stratum fast until it can drink its juices from "the deep that lieth under," and then, thus fed, builds its graceful stem, and waves its crown-like tuft; a victory itself over dearth and death, and therefore the fit emblem of victory for all conquerors. The tornado may roar and sweep, and the simoom may scorch; but, when they have died away, it waves over the desolation they have made, showing that it only clasped the earth in order to tower to heaven. And it may be that a passer-by, whose spirit has been smitten with a fervent love of nature, and whose eye has beheld not...
Title:The Boatman's Daughter; A Narrative For The Learned And UnlearnedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217573797

ISBN - 13:9780217573795