The World and the Man

Paperback | January 5, 2012

byHugh Miller Thompson

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LECTURE V. KINGDOMS. WHEN man upon the earth has won his way to the supply of all his animal needs, he has but begun to feel the larger wants which belong to him as an intellectual being. Here he seems to part entirely from the creatures with whom so far he has had much in common. He, like them, has needed food for his physical hunger. He has, indeed, differed widely from them, in the method of obtaining it; indeed in all the conditions that concern it, but he and they have alike needed it. But this obtained, the man, and the mere animal part company. Its stomach filled the animal is satisfied. Its highest need has been supplied. It lies content until the imperious call of hunger sets it foraging or hunting again. The lowest type of man is low and remains low, as it remains content with this same content. The race satisfied with physical abundance for the day, with every felt want supplied, when it is sheltered, covered, and comfortably fed, is a race very low down in the scale of humanity. With the higher types of men, the supply of bodily need is only a vantage gained for the supply of other needs which are quite as imperious and which spring at once into power and clamorous utterance, when the sufficient bread is attained. There is no gulf leaped either in this case. One thing grows out of another, in orderly development of course. Leisure given from mere bread getting, spends itself in bettering the bread. The hut once built and made a sufficient shelter against storm and cold and wet, made cheerful as a human nest of reasonable bodily comfort, becomes soon a home, and man adds this touch of beauty here, and that bit of refinement there, having time and means now, and the hut is on the high road to become a palace. The log structure in a Greek forest held the pr...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1890. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... LECTURE V. KINGDOMS. WHEN man upon the earth has won his way to the supply of all his animal needs, he has but begun to feel the larger w...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217288510

ISBN - 13:9780217288514

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