An Hour with the Angels, or a Dream of the Spirit Life (Classic Reprint)

An Hour with the Angels, or a Dream of the Spirit Life (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from An Hour With the Angels, or a Dream of the Spirit Life I had been reading a book and came to a chapter, the heading of which at first surprised me. It was this: Superiority of Art to N And well did the author anticipate my surprise, and with a few well-timed remarks allayed it. I had been accustomed to think, and still do think that, viewed from a certain standpoint, Nature does infinitely exceed all the powers of finite Art. But, viewed from another standpoint, it may be conceded that Art can improve Nature in some of its forms and adaptations to life's uses and pleasures. I read and considered the arguments of the writer one after another, until I became much converted to his views. I could comprehend somewhat, the benign influence of Art upon the well-being and happiness of mortals here, but my heart desired to know if its devotees would receive any advantage from it, above others, in the great future. This the author did not tell me. So I sat musing and thought ful, until I fell into a sort of dream or trance, and the following visions, illustrating the subject of my inquiry, passed before me. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 82g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243145292
  • 9780243145294