Lectures and Sermons (Classic Reprint)

Lectures and Sermons (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Lectures and Sermons As John Stuart Mill said, Lincoln is the kind of a man Carlyle in his better days taught us to worship as a hero. Yet the elements of his nature were so ordinary - his intel lect', as Phillips Brooks observed, was so moral, ' and his morality so intel ligent - that when we take them apart they seem so common that some have denied that he was a genius at all but only a common man expanded to giant Joshua Speed described him. But when we put those elements together they make a combination so extraordinary that he baffles us by the very mystery of his simplicity. His ideas are like the sky and the dirt, so large and obvious that men walk under them, and over them, without realizing how great they are. He was absolutely unique in the conditions of his life, but still more in the qualities of his genius, and it will be many a day before we see the like of him again. 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 | 22 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243315996
  • 9780243315994