The Secret of the Stream by John Brown MacleanThe Secret of the Stream by John Brown Maclean

The Secret of the Stream

byJohn Brown Maclean

Paperback | January 31, 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. 1907. Excerpt: ... The secret of His success was this--He was all that a man and a general and a king ought to be. And under the influence of His teaching and example and power, His disciples came to be like Him. "I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will The draw all men unto Me." He drew the disciples, tion of not only to seek heaven and a place on the throne, Example but aso to endure the cross and despise the shame, that lay between them and their apotheosis. This is one of the noblest achievements of character,--this willingness to suffer present ill, and put off the reward until to-morrow, this cheerfulness in waiting that hope inspires when the days are dark, because of its vision of the ultimate triumph of truth and righteousness. In Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau Browning gives The In-a striking picture of the inadequacy of the a Cofthe judgments that are passed from an imperfect WJnda seizure of the facts of the case. It will serve to ments illustrate the inadequacy of the world's judgments of things that are outside of its province. An artist in Rome covered all the accessories in the Laocoon group, leaving exposed only the central figure of the father, "with neither sons nor serpents to denote the purpose of his gesture." Then he stood by to hear the people's comments: what would they make of the tremendous energy of those legs and arms, and of the eye-balls start ing from their sockets? With one exception the uninitiated multitude decided that it was "a yawn of sheer fatigue subsiding to repose," and the subject of the statue must surely be " Som-nolency "! Only one spectator seized upon the truth:--"I think the gesture strives Against some obstacle we cannot see!" When Moses gave up his bright prospects at the Sight Egyptian court and set out for the wilderness, ...
Title:The Secret of the StreamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217104851

ISBN - 13:9780217104852