Diamonds, Unpolished and Polished

Diamonds, Unpolished and Polished

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...circle of humanity, and in an in-_ stant of time transforms it into a diamond of the first water! The discolored becomes transpar This transformation unites, and sublimely links, the soul to God. Man then becomes in a high sense a " partaker of the divine nature," which purifies his motives, ennobles his conduct, and opens new fountains of blessedness to lllS expanding soul. But however desirable this work to the Infinite Purifier, he never violates the principles of human liberty in its accomplishment. Though he convinces all of its importance, this state must be as distinctly and perseveringly sought as the exact knowledge of the stars, or the possession of the gems in the mine. Through a vast variety of agencies, some of them the most simple imaginable, the benevolent Father seeks the awakening and recovery of his blinded offspring. Nature, providence, society, and the pages of written revelation, are alike rendered tributary and made vocal in this absorbing undertaking. Some are reached through the eye, others through the ear, and still others through the imagination. Some are awakened in the church, others in the solitudes of the forest; some amid the roaring of the storm on the boiling deep, and others amid the smiling of the landscape under a summer sky. A pious sailor, who had spent nearly all his life on the sea, informed the writer that he never was profoundly impressed with the greatness of God and of his relationship to him until he was witnessing a post mortem examination. The sudden death of his comrade had not particularly impressed him; but the ship surgeon resolved, if possible, to ascertain the cause. He laid open the casement that contained the vitals of the deceased youth, and as this hardened tar looked on...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123682461X
  • 9781236824615