The Methodist Review Volume 18

The Methodist Review Volume 18

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... one hundred and twenty, and his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. No one can imagine how much longer he would have lived, if God had not kissed his soul away, and buried his body-where, no one can tell. Our scientists say that the duration of life is measured by the time of growth, which in man is twenty years, and that the natural end of life is five removes from that----as in the lower animals. Thus they divide human life into infancy, youth, virility, and age. Infancy extends to twenty; youth to fifty (during this period the tissues are firm); virility to seventy-five; old age to one hundred. We should like to have seen an ancestor of ours who walked a mile or two, with assistance, when one hundred and fourteen, and died at one hundred and sixteen! STAY AND STOP. DR. MURRAY, the editor of the English Philological Society's Dictionary, writes: "You have not quite caught our use'of stay and stop: the latter always implies arrested motion, actual or expected. We stop at a railway station, or a. town in our tour, and while we stop there we stay at such a hotel. In driving through the town, we might also stop at a hotel, and, if we liked it, resolve to stay there awhile. 'She stops at home' implied the forcible keeping one's self in, when naturally one would go out; 'stopping away from the poll or the church, ' arresting the natural progress which would have brought us there. It thus had a slight ethical force which stay at home or stay away would not have bad, though they might also have been used, if the speaker had not intended to imply that this conduct was an actual stopping in what he considered a proper or natural course. A man would say, ' I shall stop away from the meeting...show more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946693
  • 9781236946690