Evening Hours

Evening Hours

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ... The hand that had laid itself in dumb appeal to His compassion, had been felt by Him. Peter had not seen, and it appears, could not understand at the moment what had taken place, and sought for a rational explanation, as one might say. The touch which Christ had felt was only the jostle of the crowd--how foolish to make an outcry on the subject! Christ knew and perceived more. "Somebody hath touched me.' In religion and in speculations there is always some philosopher of common sense and reason, who argues away the finer instincts and nobler thoughts of men. Minds incapable of perceiving anything higher than themselves, and explaining everything by explanations forced from the narrow sphere of their own imaginings or axioms. Blunted natures, men who smudge God's flowers with unwashen thumbs--who would reap God's fields without being caught by the beaut)' of the corn--who hurry with their merchandise to city or to mart, and never see God's glories flashing with myriad hues athwart the forehead of the sky--men upon whose untouched hearts morn breaks and moons rise--rains fall and flowers blossom; and dewdrops sparkle their welcome to new risen suns; but who hear in these things no call to worship. We all know these blunted natures--who seem dull, steeped in world-thoughts, and incapable of higher perception--who cannot understand how finely-strung organisms will tremble beneath holier influences. or shrink from unhallowed touches--who meet such questionings with some rough and ready common sense, or with the bald bad jest--/ don't see--I Can't understand--why people should be so thin-skinned, so sensitive. We know some people, who tossed long upon the stormy world, have never felt a qualm--who have crushed out all nobler instincts and become...show more

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  • Paperback | 670 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,175g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493745
  • 9781236493743