The Papyrus Volume 1-2

The Papyrus Volume 1-2

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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. 1903-01-01 edition. Excerpt: ...this victory will be the vindication of human nature and the restoration of its honor and dignity. More and more will this be seen when the degrading idea of a Heaven to be purchased by fawning and wheedling and all manner of spiritual abasement, shall have passed away. Kindness is the word for the Christmas of the new spirit--for the world has outgrown that species of Christianity which, in the words of Swift, made people hate instead of love one another. Not the selfish kindness which regards only a narrow circle, but the true Christian kindness which goes out to the poor and the stranger, and which is boundless as charity itself. Let us, every one, contribute to make of Christmas a grand festival of love and humanity; forgiving without hypocritical reservation those who have wronged or injured us, if they persist not in evil; succoring the afflicted, helping the needy, turning away from no office or duty that can add to the measure of human happiness. So shall we give the lie to that old conception of a fallen and all but irredeemable humanity; so shall we signalize the advent of the new Christ, with the onward and upward march of the human spirit. Michael Monahan. 8td Calks by the editor UTOPIANS AND OTHERS. Many are the roads that lead to Utopia, though the signposts ever vainly beckon, the idealists ever go astray. Divers are the banners and devices of that straggling army, still fated to march on and on, without ever touching the borders of the Promised Land. A favorite road with many such just now who dream of a better economic and social dispensation, is that indicated by the so-called Arts and Crafts movement. Rather an uncertain way, though beguiling in its promise of free comraderie, of labor without servitude or...show more

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  • Paperback | 118 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778480
  • 9781236778482