The Life And Letters Of Hugh Miller Volume 1

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byPeter Bayne

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...to its happiness, dropping away, or so changing as to be no longer matters of comfort or use. Even supposing them of a less transient or changeable nature, it is certain they are completely lost to the soul when it separates from the body, that piece of earth being the only medium through which it can enjoy them. It is not thus with friendship. The soul cannot decay, and we have assurance from Scripture, that that which we term death is not to those who love God a death to affection. I trust that in the friend to whom I now write, I have one whom I will love and by whom I shall be beloved for ever. Is not this a noble hope, and does it not deserve to be cherished? ' I have read somewhere (in Byron's " Don Juan," if I mistake not) that virtue is but another name for romance. Unbelief alone could have made a remark like this, but I think it so shrewd that, were there no such thing as Revelation, and consequently nothing like assurance of a future state of rewards and punishments, I would at once assent to its truth, so far as what I may term active virtue is concerned. I make a distinction when I say active, the passive being essential to the happiness which Epicurus sought after. Believing, as I assuredly hope I do, in Revelation, I shall dare imitate this remark so far as to say that Romance is the shadow of Religion, and Religion the truth of Romance; and, if you have patience enough to follow me, I shall endeavour to explain what I mean when I say so. We both know from experience the character of the romantic man. He is one who casts the reins to his imagination, and believes in all the promises that are given him by hope. He is a day-dreamer that lives in an ideal world of his own creation. If of a kind, unsuspicious temperament, his...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...to its happiness, dropping away, or so changing as to be no longer matters of comfort or use. Even supposing th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217354106

ISBN - 13:9780217354103

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