The Literary World Volume 30

The Literary World Volume 30

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...to let them sink with all their aspirations and virtues, their errors and failures, into the kindly gulf of oblivion. The certainty remains clear, that Louise, Countess of Albany, owed her virtues to her own character, while her faults and mistakes were almost entirely the result of circumstances she could not control, and of which she was the innocent victim. Asolemn warning breathes through this whole sad story of sacrificed lives and blighted happiness. CONGREGATIONAL PRINCIPLES An early instalment of the promised literature in connexion with the scheme of the Congregational Union for promoting the religious knowledge of the young folks of the denomination, lies before us. It comes from the pen of Dr. R. W. Dale, and is intended as a defence of the particular church system with which he himself is connected; and such a defence as, being mastered by young readers, may not only serve them for an encouragement to stand firm in their own denomination, but also to render a good many reasons to all comers for the faith that is in them. The book is, on the face of it, a book for examination purposes. It is cast, not in the discursive form of an essay, but in the compact shape of a logical syllabus, being divided and subdivided into books, chapters, and paragraphs, with the precision most likely to leave a clear impression on the learner's mind of the work he has gone through, and to enable him to recall on the instant the answer he may need. This feature of it particularly bears the marks of the handiwork of one who in past days has been familiar with difficult examinations himself, and knows the secret of arranging a subject in the manners best available for immediate reference. For it must not be forgotten, that the manual is especially...show more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865324
  • 9781236865328