Jonas Fisher; A Poem in Brown and White

Jonas Fisher; A Poem in Brown and White

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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: ...possibly one stone may kill Both ruffians, while to bear the brunt Of a long fight is heavy work--Bring Zarah also to the front!" 85 He spoke quite seriously, but in His face some nooks and corners smiled "I'm quite agreeable, Sir," said I; "So here's my other little child--86. "If parting with the mind and soul Improves a body, as we see, The less of them he has in life The handsomer a man should be: 87. "But, far from that, a clever man--As every person will admit--Looks better than a stupid dunce: Well, Sir, what is the cause of it?" 88. Said he--" About such things as these No man can know, he can but guess. Remember, if I say my say Without reserve or doubtfulness, 89. "'Tis only for convenience sake. I use assertion as a peg To hang my fancies on meanwhile; No question would I wish to beg. 90. "Three elements exist in aught That lives and moves beneath this sky: Material form, pure intellect, And soul or sensibility. 91. "But great indeed the difference As to the virtue and extent, In one or other living thing, Of one or other element. 92. "So noble is the form of man That, when through death 'tis left alone, A fair unblemished corpse displays A majesty before unshown. 93 "Vast is its loss in what departs, But what continues gains some worth; The spirit's beauty fled, more clear The body's beauty then shines forth. 94. "Not thus with beast forms; life extinct The body's loss can know no gain; For, movement gone, such lower forms In naked poverty remain. 95 "There's a fine argument for him Who that Darwinian doctrine loathes Which makes man nought but bettered beast, Distinguished chiefly by his clothes! 96. "For my own part I little care Who my primeval sire...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236506618
  • 9781236506610