Calmire Volume 1

Calmire Volume 1

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...silence and indifferent chat, they got into the open country and under the-dome of the stars. It was a thoughtful night--not one with moonlight's constant challenge to admire a-d enjoy, or with deep darkness's gloom and appeal to inherited fears; but a night when the stars have an individuality not only of size, but of distance, so that one seems to realize them not merely as spots of light, but as tangible bodies near and far. After the two young people had pondered quietly for a while, Nina said: "Who made the star-dust?" "The same man that made the stars, I suppose," Muriel answered. "I thought you fought against the idea that anybody like a man made either!" remarked the lady rather impatiently. "How exceedingly literal even the brightest women are!" ejaculated the youth, and after a little pause, continued: "It was out of deference to your opinions that I used the word man. Far be it from me to limit the cause of this universe to anything our intelligence can grasp. Spencer suggests, you know, that the universe may be due to something as far transcending intelligence as intelligence transcends mechanical action." "I didn't know," said Nina, " though perhaps I ought to have known. The idea appears to me immense and vague.." Calmire turned from the front seat and said: "Doesn't it look as if ideas must grow vague as they grow immense? I wonder if that's not one reason why the farther we get in comprehension of the Infinite, the farther we are from believing that we comprehend it. The wisest men that I have known, have been-the most modest." Muriel went on to Nina: "That particular idea about the Power behind the universe won't appear so vague after you...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618815
  • 9781236618818