Beautiful Thoughts from William E. Gladstone

Beautiful Thoughts from William E. Gladstone

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...gifts and talents become invaluable. They are estimated indeed only at their proper worth, but in that measure they are blessed by God and acceptable to Him. Church Pmhciples considered in their results. We now watch with a trembling hope, the course of that later and Christian civilization, which arose out of the ashes of the old heathen world, and ask ourselves whether, like the Gospel it self, so that which the Gospel has wrought beyond itself in the manners, arts, laws, and institutions of men, is in such manner and degree salted with perpetual life, that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it? Will the civilization, which was springing upward from the days of Charlemagne, and which now, over the face of Europe and America, seems to present to us in bewildering conflict the mingled signs of decrepitude and vigor, perish like its older types, and, like them, be known thereafter only in its fragments? Or does it bear a charmed life, and will it give shade from the heat, and shelter from the storm, to all generations of men? Inaugural Address. The Work of Universities. Gleanings of Past Years. Vol. VII., Page 4. The arts of war are now so allied with those of peace, that barbarism, once so terrible, is reduced to comparative impotence; and what civilized man has had the wit to create, he has also the strength to defend. Thus one grand destructive agency is paralyzed. Time, indeed, is the great destroyer; but his power, too, is greatly neutralized by printing, by commerce which lays the foundations of friendship among nations, by the case of communication which binds men together, by that diffusion of intelligence which multiplies the natural guardians of civilization. These are, perhaps, not merely isolated phenomena. Perhaps...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787110
  • 9781236787118