What May Be Learned From A Tree

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byHarland Coultas

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... others will take their place, for Nature knows no backward movements. How many such generations of leaves have already expended life in building up this tree! Eeader, your position and mine on this earth resembles that of the leaves on this tree. We are only here for a little space of time. Many generations have preceded us, and coming generations will soon take our place. The wise and good of all ages have been trying to improve this world and its inhabitants, and, as the result of their labors, we have now a social organization called civilized society. There certainly can be no question as to the necessity of further improvements. These must be founded on Nature. Whilst we live, then, let us employ ourselves usefully, and help to diffuse science, peace, prosperity, and contentment. Let us try to build up a noble social tree. If we study the economy of labor amongst these leaves, we shall find that they " help each other along." The lower leaves on the shoot, for instance, prepare the sap or nutrient material for the leaves above them, the little twigs assist to develop the "branchlets, and the branchlets aid in the growth of the branches. In point of fact the whole tree may be regarded as a " Mutual Aid Society;" and thus should it be in this world. The tree is all the time changing its form, and in like manner society is ever changing its aspect through all its ramifications Through want of life-energy and industry, some are losing gradually that social position to which they were elevated by their ancestors. They are rapidly losing the sap for which all are contending. This is now being diverted away from them to other channels, to individual shoots and branches, where there is more vital activity, for sap is always attracted to these...

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... others will take their place, for Nature knows no backward movements. How many such generations of leaves have already...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217655300

ISBN - 13:9780217655309

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