"The Quest,"

"The Quest,"

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...the wonderful lessons to be learned from the brooks and the trees and the flowers. Shakespeare has put it: "'And this our life exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.' "Even the great Author of the universe, when He had finished the work, pronounced it 'good.' To one who wishes to get away from the abode of civilization where 'only man is vile, ' there is no place, so far as I know, where so little of that vileness can be detected as in the country through which I have been traveling and in which I have been living for the past four years. The ravages of civilization are here unknown. Here the primitive inhabitant worships in 'God's first temples, ' and if I may judge by the simplicity and sincerity of that worship, I cannot but come to the conclusion that the Supreme Being has greater delight therein than in any perfunctory form, even though the priest may be arrayed in cope and stole, in scarlet and fine linen, and the congregation be hemmed in by walls of marble and be surrounded by saints of jaspar or onyx. "It is a luxury to live in these jungles that is unknown to the civilized races of Europe, Asia and America. The atmosphere is surcharged with song and sunshine, or with the music of the dripping rain as it falls from leaf to leaf, and this brings out, as nothing else will, the chirp of the small bird and the chatter of the innocent and interesting marmoset. And then the sunshine after the rain, when everything seems to grow under your eye, and the yellow tulip-shaped bloom of the gigantic cottonwood, the color of which is intensified by the scarlet blossom of some of the many vines which cling to this monster of the forest, all go to make one...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236609549
  • 9781236609540