The Princeton Review, Vol. 56

The Princeton Review, Vol. 56 : July-December, 1880 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Princeton Review, Vol. 56: July-December, 1880 The solution given by each one of us to this problem is, in our existence, a momentous event. It determines the direction which we assign to our activity, and decides thereby the result of our life, a result which is great, inevitably great, Whether it be of glory or of shame. At the close of one of his celebrated addresses, the most popular orator humanity has ever known exclaimed Whoso ever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house and it fell not for it was founded upon a rock. But every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand and the rain descended, and the' floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house and it fell - and here, reproducing, so to speak, in the majesty of his words, the crash of the falling structure, he added, and great was the fall of it. The life of a man reaching its close is indeed a grand spec tacle, whatever that close may be; appallingly grand when that life has been a failure; sacredly, gloriously grand when the dying man, raising toward heaven a serene countenance, can say Father, I have accomplished the work Thou gavest me to do. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 218g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0243048955
  • 9780243048953