The Philosophy of the Earth and of Man

The Philosophy of the Earth and of Man

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...of grief, worn, wretched, and dying, the blessed apparitions and tokens of heaven make themselves visible to our eyes. It is similar in the course of human events that when some great principle which guides us practically in the daily intercourse with men becomes in the general lustre more clear and more pronounced, we gain double sight by descending to the bottom of the well of human experience. In searching in new regions for the foot tracks of truth, let us endeavor to enter the domain of reason through natural laws, thus plowing the virgin soil that has lain so long untrodden, we find that every sower of truth since time began, has scattered his grain regardless of where it might fall, or who should be the reaper; and the gatherer of the sheaves has bound the "wheat and tares" together. Relieving that the time has come when the true may be separated from the false, I launch my boat upon the river of time to gather up some ol the diamond dew drops that compose the whole. With a view to enlighten and elevate the thoughts of men to a higher conception of themselves, to the causes which bring them to their present condition, and what will be their future. We would exclaim in the language of an unknown writer. "O, earth, reservoir of life, over whose deep bosom brood the wings of the universal spirit, shaking upon thee a blessing and a power--a blessing and a power to proJuce and reproduce the living from the dead--so that our flesh is woven from the same atoms we possessed before possess now, and will again possess hereafter. The inexhaustible nutriment of existence is decay! O, eternal and most solemn earth, blending even thy lovliness ond joy with a terror and an awe, thy sunshine is girt with clouds and circled with...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782933
  • 9781236782939