The Leisure Hour Volume 5

The Leisure Hour Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...through Friday-street, (how unlike its namesake in Cheapside!) and with a pleasant companion at yoHr side you wnll acknowledge that in." such moments there is life and food for future years." j Our Space warns us to conclude. It, has been pleasant to "us to linger over sceneso well known and so deeply loved; pleasant to mention, even by name, spots which are so fondly and irrevocably linked to our affections. It is in quiet retired parts of the country alone that the character of our rural population can.be understood and appreciated. In peaceful hamlets and wayside cottages, the man that has music in his own soul will find much that is beautiful and much that is impressive. In the simple scenes of nature, too, the man of cultivated mind will find the richest, materials for thought. He needs not grand scenery in order to receive grand ideas. Let hiin stoop tc nature--if it may be called stooping--let him listen to her faintest utterances and learn her humblest lessons, and in proportion as he does this will he gain, if not a new sense and a new mental power, yet a vivifying consciousness and perception to which he has been hitherto a stranger. Above all. in solitude and retirement may he commune with his own spirit, sad learn to " look through nature up to nature's God." TRANQUILLITY IN DEATH. Reiioion is not a cunningly devised fable; and they who disbelieve its doctrines, make void its obligations and despise its ordinances, are sometimes left by the horrors of an unblessed death to give warning to others not to follow them in their lives, lest they resenfble them also in their latter end--an end at all times dark and cheerless, and sometimes exhibiting features of guilt and wretchedness from which humanity...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 40mm | 1,383g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572297
  • 9781236572295