Bible Society Record Volume 17-18

Bible Society Record Volume 17-18

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...More Bible 17 Worth all the trouble 109 Vouag. TOO BlW.fbr the. S "THY WORD IS A LAMP UNTO MY FEET, AND A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH." VOL. XVIII. NEW YORK, JANUARY 16, 1873. NO. 1. THE CURE TOR FRANCE. We copy the following from the August number of the Bible Society Monthly Reporter, of London. It is curious and interesting, and withal Bllggestive: Among the rare and curious volumes in the society's library is a little French book with this title, "The Holy Goipels of our Saviour Jesut ChrUt. Translated by Le Maistre de Sacy. Popular edition. Dedicated to the French nation by Working Printers. With an Introduction by the Authors of the Parliamentary History of the French Revolution. Paris, 1837." The introduction begins by stating that the cheapness of the volume is owing to the fact that the printers gave their services gratuitously. Born and bred amidst poverty and trouble, they could not but feel deep sympathy for their fellow men. They perceived that the worst slavery to which the poor were subjected was the slavery of the heart and of the intellect; that the Jove of animal pleasure led the way to indolence, to discontent, and to every kind of selfishness; that the evil example of the higher classes had impressed itself only too readily on 'the lives of the lower; and that the herding together of families in vast crowds tended to do away with the simplicity, modesty, and virtue, which were still to be found in secluded hamlets, and in out-of-theway fishing villages. The writers proceed to point out that invasions from without, and revolutions from within, arise from the fact that the leaders of the people seek their own pleasure, and not the welfare of those over whom they rule. The Revolution of 1789 is described...
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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 658g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236926625
  • 9781236926623