Bristles for Brooms [Essays]

Bristles for Brooms [Essays]

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...bearing the title--and more truly descriptive--of that excellent one by Thomas A. Kempis, The Imitation of Christ. The best glazier is he who breaks no one's windows, but mends all he can, and begins with his own. The best poet is he who in the rhythm of love sings to exalt the glory of God, and to extend the blessings of kindness and self-sacrifice amongst men. The best paperhanger is he who covers the walls of his house with such patterns of fine work as will please the eye and heart of the Divine Guest, who will sooner or later cross his threshold. The best nobleman is he who is made noble by adoption into God's holy family. Whose crest is the Cross of Christ, and whose motto, " Faithful unto death." The best chairmaker is he who provides means of rest for all the weary and worn around him. The best shoemaker is he who fits others as well as he can, pinching them as little as he can, and who makes a strong pair of shoes for himself, and wears them out in walking along the rough and stony road that leads to the eternal home. The best weaver is he who makes his web according to pattern, who sticks to his own loom, and sees that other folk don't get struck by his bobbins. The best potter is he who makes a cup, and uses it himself in carrying cold water to the thirsty and faint. The best spinner is he who spins nothing but truth, and is not ashamed of his handiwork. Thank God, I know a good many of his sort. The best sculptor is he who takes the block of humanity in himself, to shape it into an image of his Lord. He will not attain to the symmetry of his model, but if the lines and proportions be somewhat like, he may well be glad. The best diver is he who, having obtained the priceless pearl of pardon and peace from the ocean of God's...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620909
  • 9781236620903