Cyclopedia of Illustrations for Public Speakers; Containing Facts, Incidents, Stories, Experiences, Anecdotes, Selections, Etc. for Illustrative Purposes, with Cross-References

Cyclopedia of Illustrations for Public Speakers; Containing Facts, Incidents, Stories, Experiences, Anecdotes, Selections, Etc. for Illustrative Purposes, with Cross-References

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...by confluent currents than is that of a life which draws to itself all resources of knowledge and grace. (Text.) (1798) LIFE FROM DEATH Clinton Scollard, in The Outlook, draws a lesson from the new-fallen snow: The evanescent wonder of the snow Is round about us, and as in a cloud--A vestiture inv1olate--we walk. Earth seems bereft of song and shorn of sun, A cloistral world. Even the lyric throat Of the rapt brook is like a pulse-beat faint. The wood--white architrave on architrave--Is as a temple where the lips of prayer Tremble upon the verge of utterance. Hush! In the heart of this great gulf of sleep, This void abysmal, may we not divine The inscrutable Presence clothed about with dreams, The immaculate Vision that is death yet life, For out of death comes life: the twain are one! (Text.) (1799) Life, Inward--See Character More Than Cloth1ng. LIFE LEARNED FROM DEATH Prof. G. Currie Martin draws this suggestive picture: In the gallery at The Hague there hangs a wonderful picture by Rembrandt. When the visitor first looks at it the horror that it inspires seems too great to be borne, for there, in the very forefront of the canvas, so that the spectator imagines he could touch it, is the grim and ghastly form of a corpse lying livid and rigid upon the dissectingtable. To add still further to the sense of shrinking it evokes, the scalpel of the surgeon has been thrust into the flesh, and he is laying bare the muscles of the arm. But if the visitor has only patience and courage for a moment to overcome the first sense of repulsion, he will find that he goes away from an examination of the picture thinking no longer of death and its terror, but of life and its power. For the skill of the artist is shown in so presenting the great and eternal...show more

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  • Paperback | 588 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 30mm | 1,034g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650018
  • 9781236650016