Memoir of George Wilson. New Condensed Ed. by His Sister

Memoir of George Wilson. New Condensed Ed. by His Sister

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... knowing how, and by the mere force of sympathy. In listening to Wilson, you not only increased your knowledge, your store of facts, but you were delighted with the beauty and harmony of their relations and interdependence; and few indeed are the sermons that can leave so deep an impression of reverence for Him whose works science interprets, as did the simplest of George Wilson's compositions. There was such a charming play of fancy about his lectures, adorning but never obscuring the accuracy of his observations, or the close method of his arrangement.... He was one of the most learned of our men of science, at once the most practical and the most poetical, the most attractive lecturer and effective teacher; and never did a purer, gentler, kindlier being exist in human shape." "In his hands," Professor Macdougall1 remarks, "every subject was felt to become not intelligible only, or even interesting, but almost enchanting. The value and attractions of knowledge were not merely understood, but intimately felt and appreciated, when exemplified in the joyous activity and happy dispositions of one, who drew so evidently and so largely from knowledge the aliment of his energies, and the materials of varied and exquisite enjoyment." In the spring of 1846, he was requested by the Young Men's Society to give a short course of lectures on the "Relation of Physical Science to the doctrines mooted in the Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation," in order to counteract the views promulgated in that work. Speaking of those lectures, he says to Dr. Cairns, in a letter of July 11, 1846, " I have too much wrought only at science and literature, hoping thereby to secure a position which would enable me to serve Christ...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512901
  • 9781236512901