Cypress Leaves (in Memoriam) and Other Poems

Cypress Leaves (in Memoriam) and Other Poems

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...And run the same race our fathers have run. "'The thoughts they were thinking we also would think, From the death they were shrinking we also would shrink; To the life they were clinging we also would cling, But it speeds for us all like a bird on the wing.'" "Yes, I have often admired those beautiful lines," replied my wife; "and from the way you tell your story, I believe you have been courting the heavenly muse yourself and have learned to tune the golden lyre. You no doubt have been sitting at the feet of Orpheus, and have learned to ride on the wings of Pegasus." "Indeed you flatter me," he responded; "I can claim nothing either by birth, genius, or education to warrant the assertion or merit the praise. But I am happy to say that I am and always have been an enthusiastic admirer of the poets." "But why is it," continued my wife, "that all physicians are naturally sceptical? For my part, I don't see how any intelligent man can doubt the existence of a Supreme Being. I admit no ifs ' in my faith." "If the study of medicine," he replied, "teaches anything, it teaches that man is a material being. If he has a spiritual nature, we are not able to comprehend it. The practice of medicine teaches nothing to the contrary. It is hard for us to believe that which we can't comprehend. That the body exists is a self-evident fact which needs no proof. That a spirit exists in connection with the body we can't prove by any means yet known to science. That the earth and universe exist is self-evident. How and when they had a beginning is a question. That a God created and now controls them is something which the wisest men have as yet failed to prove. "We believe more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580176
  • 9781236580177