Miscellaneous Essays ...

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London, 1882 - France - 268 pages

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Page 225 - Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when. Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.
Page 239 - But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
Page 224 - Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
Page 194 - I had perceived that the doctrines of the immortality of the soul and the resurrection of the body were incompatible ; and that, while the latter was clearly impossible, we were wholly without evidence of the former.
Page 153 - All my life long, I have beheld with most respect the man Who knew himself, and knew the ways before him ; And from among them chose considerately, With a clear foresight, not a blindfold courage ; And, having chosen, with a steadfast mind Pursued his purpose.
Page 110 - There is room in the world, no doubt, and even in old countries, for a great increase of population, supposing the arts of life to go on improving, and capital to increase. But even if innocuous, I confess I see very little reason for desiring it.
Page 202 - I feel no sort of solicitude about a parting which will bring no pain. Sympathy with those who will miss me, I do feel, of course : yet not very painfully, because their sorrow cannot, in the nature of things, long interfere with their daily peace ; but to me there is no sacrifice, no sense of loss, nothing to fear, nothing to regret. Under the eternal laws of the universe, I came into being, and, under them, I have lived a life so full that its fulness is equivalent to length. The age in which I...
Page 244 - Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
Page 110 - The density of population necessary to enable mankind to obtain, in the greatest degree, all the advantages both of co-operation and of social intercourse, has, in all the most populous countries, been attained. A population may be too crowded, though all be amply supplied with food and raiment.
Page 200 - When I experienced the still new joy of feeling myself to be a portion of the universe, resting on the security of its everlasting laws, certain that its Cause was wholly out of the sphere of human attributes, and that the special destination of my race is infinitely nobler than the highest proposed under a scheme of

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