Humanity and the Man; A Poem

Humanity and the Man; A Poem

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...the people, mutinous, combined; Gained strength therein, and warred against the Shape, And overcame, wresting from him his power, Which arrogated to themselves in turn, New sects they form, new councils, codes, and rush Into extremes; each separate order, each Of heresy, suspects; and with the leaven Of discord sown, maintains long time the strife. But all seemed ordered so or fixed of Heaven, That from the evil ever good accrued; For all contended so among themselves, One counterbalancing the one, that each The power of each, for evil neutralised; Whereby the baleful Tyranny was crushed, Darkness dispelled and liberty regained: True liberty increasing still, as light Increasing, from the founts of knowledge risen, The blinding clouds of ignorance dispelled, Till lenience just, and charity became, The custom of the hour, and tolerance Intolerance and bigotry replaced. Thus harmony returns: sectarian views Confined, illiberal, expanded now, No strife excite, nor longer stay the march Of the broad principles of Christian faith; For this the faith uprisen, as here foreshown: Persuasions, orders, sects, now reconciled, All difference waive, approximating each, In form, to each, for all one God adore, One creed profess, one faith founded on love! Where sat the Shape Briarean, like night Dark'ning the land, now sits enthroned again The saintly Forms of age, ven'rable age! Mild, affable, breathing benevolence still And love, that concord work and harmony. Unfolding too, the mighty Temple soon More glorious shone, and towering, met the clouds And vaster still and higher seemed to grow, Till slowly in the outline changed, the pile Became anon a radiant city, square On square, high wall'd and tower'd, wherein no church Was found, temple, or sacrificial...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619838
  • 9781236619839