The Empire of the Mother Over the Character and Destiny of the Race by Henry Clarke Wright

The Empire of the Mother Over the Character and Destiny of the Race

byHenry Clarke Wright

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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. 1866. Excerpt: ... each it differs in depth, in earnestness, in endurance and direction. All have will, but in each, how different its manifestations! All have veneration and conscience, but how different their direction and manifestations in each! The conscience of one directing him to do that which that of another directs him to condemn. The conscience of a Christian and of a Mohammedan, of an abolitionist and a slaveholder, of the self-abnegationist and the self-preservationist; how different in its direction and its susceptibility! Whence this difference? There is a natural cause that is subject to human observation, and, to some extent, to human control. Why is one healthy and another diseased--one hopeful and another desponding--one cheerful and another melancholy--one generous and another ungenerous--one suspicious and another confiding--one noble and another ignoble--one happy and another unhappy? Why is one revengeful and another forgiving--one loving and lovable, and another unloving and unlovable--one honest and another dishonest--one selfish and another unselfish? Why is one abandoned to theft, drunkenness, licentiousness, violence and murder, and another incapable of being tempted to commit these crimes? Why has one great power to resist the influence of deleterious and debasing material, social and moral surroundings, and another no power? Why is one a Jesus of Nazareth, and another a slave-hunter or a pirate? Behold the pestilence that walketh in darkness--the destruction that wastes at noon-day! In the same family, one is taken and the others left. In neighborhoods and towns, here and there, one is taken and others left. Side by side lie the dead bodies of the infant of a day and of the man of seventy, and by them lie the bodies of the maiden of sixteen and ...

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Title:The Empire of the Mother Over the Character and Destiny of the RaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217948693

ISBN - 13:9780217948692

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