Pioneer; A Narrative of the Nativity, Experience, Travels, and Ministerial Labours of REV. Charles Giles

Pioneer; A Narrative of the Nativity, Experience, Travels, and Ministerial Labours of REV. Charles Giles

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...few introductory remarks, an attempt was made to illustrate the delightful doctrine of unity and its consequences, which form the burden of the Psalmist's exclamation in-the text. Unity was first considered and presented in four aspects: natural, political, social, and divine. To carry out the sketch, I observed, that natural unity is the result of the potent laws of attraction and adhesion. Every particle of matter in the material world is under the control of these physical laws, --the various solids which compose the earth; the liquid particles that form the ocean; all are under their influence. And in the animal creation, an instinctive law of unity is seen operating, in arranging the feathered tribes in flocks, and associating the roving animals according to their species in companies--individualy attracted to their own kind, and governed by a natural feeling and interest. Political unity consists in the confederating law which unites individuals in a national compact; this unity constitutes the strength and sinews of every political body. Though an individual is weak alone, a multitude of such individuals, combined together, form a powerful body. One spider's thread is slender and weak, but only combine enough of these threads to make a large rope, and it would hold a ship while riding at anchor. Unity is power--dissolve a nation's unity, and it will crumble under its own weight, like a ball of moist sand before a fire. Social unity is an agreement formed, under certain regulations, by any number of persens, to accomplish some important object; or for the mutual, benefit of each other. By their harmonious counsels they devise measures to advance the interests of their cause, and adopt plans to carry their designs into execution. Their mutual...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549295
  • 9781236549297