Messengers of Truth

Messengers of Truth

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...were wasting the precious, golden hours of life in deeds which would at the end bring unutterable misery, they tried to obey these commands in all faithfulness, so that many were the plans they employed and many their methods of persuasion, becoming, as Temperance had said, "All things to all men, if by any means they might gain some." Many required strong, intellectual proof that they were right; hours and even days spent in close argumentative reasoning, when objection after objection was raised, and must be met and dispelled; when the holy Guide-Book, the historical and poetical records of both ancient and modern times were ransacked to confute the fair disputant, and must by her be refuted in turn: she needed to have a clear brain and a ready tongue to meet all the opposing forces of Eeligion, Science, Wisdom, or Bigotry, which were set in array against her. It would not have done for Temperance to be ignorant and unlearned if she thought of succeeding with such opponents as these, and she well knew it: if the intellects she came in collision with were sharp, hers must be even more acute, and many a night saw her "burning the mid-night oil," poring over volumes which would have dismayed a less determined student: but she was, in truth, no ignoramus, and if she were allowed "fair play," if such a term may be employed, generally succeeded at last in making her opponents own that there was a good deal of truth in what she said; or if, as often happened, people were so blind that they would not see, which a homely proverb implies is the worst form of blindness, it was their own fault, while many among these classes, who were too fond of that she exposed to give it up, in spite of inward convictions, yet could not...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510992
  • 9781236510990