Love Is a Spirit; A Novel

Love Is a Spirit; A Novel

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...things I hated in you. What could be more silly? As if the same wine poured into glasses of two different shapes should in one be poison, in the other life! We call it silly because it is a mystery beyond our comprehension. There seems to be something more potent (at least to our finite minds) in form than in substance--perhaps because form itself is limitation and substance infinity. Could you and I be dissolved and the same material made up in other forms, we might love each other. But forms can never change, though their contents one hopes may be purified. You and I could never, even were we angels of the third heaven, endure each other's presence. Luckily the universe has antipodes for the accommodation of cases such as ours. Sirius and Arcturus are both respectable stars, but nevertheless, I believe, are very remote one from the other. "I never told you, nor did you suspect it--but my one supreme desire in this world was for a child. A baby at my breast would have broken down the hardness with which I protected myself against you, and something precious in my heart would have gushed out with my mother's milk. But now I thank God no baby came, for evil and good would have been so mingled in it that nothing could have saved us. And since we were deprived of that curse in guise of blessing, some real blessing may await us hereafter. But 1 don't know exactly what I mean by this. I can imagine no blessing fit to name beside a dear little baby--my own precious baby--clinging to me and knowing nothing better than to love me. And that is an experience I can never have. "I feel really sorry for you, and hope you can feel sorry for me. We wanted with all our hearts to be happy, and yet could not help being each other's misery. Love, I am...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525388
  • 9781236525383