The Damnation of Theron Ware: Or, Illumination

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Stone & Kimball, 1896 - Belief and doubt - 512 pages
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Page 456 - And do you think he'll always be a — a backslider?" mourned Alice. " For mercy's sake, don't ever try to have him pretend to be anything else !" exclaimed the other. "The last state of that man would be worse than the first.
Page 153 - By doing good, especially to them that are of the household of faith, or groaning so to be ; employing them preferably to others, buying one of another, helping each other in business ; and so much the more, because the world will love its own, and them only. By all possible diligence and frugality, that the gospel be not blamed.
Page 251 - I want to be a Greek myself, if you're one. I want to get as close to you — to your ideal, that is, as I can.
Page 41 - Keppler's cartoons, and out of these sprang into the vague upper gloom—on the one side, lamp-posts from which negroes hung by the neck, and on the other gibbets for dynamiters and Molly Maguires, and between the two glowed a spectral picture of some black-robed tonsured men, with leering satanic masks, making a bonfire of the Bible in the public schools.
Page 15 - Besides your houserent, you get $800 free an' clear, — that is $15.38 every week, an' only you an' your wife to keep out of it. Why, when I was your age, young man, and after that too, I was glad to get $6 a week." " I don't think my salary is under discussion, Mr. Pierce—" " Brother Pierce ! " suggested Winch, in a halfchuckling undertone. " Brother Pierce, then ! " echoed Theron, impatiently. "The Quarterly Conference and the Estimating Committee deal with that. The trustees have no more to...
Page 309 - Though there seem to have been the most tremendous changes in races and civilizations and religions, stretching over many thousands of years, yet nothing is in fact altered very much. Where religions are concerned, the human race are still very like savages in a dangerous wood in the dark, telling one another ghost stories around a camp-fire. They have always been like that.
Page 369 - ... at the outset a great inheritance of Eastern mysticism. Others lost it, but the Irish, all alone on their island, kept it alive and brooded on it, and rooted their whole spiritual side in it. Their religion is full of it ; their blood is full of it. ... The Ireland of two thousand years ago is incarnated in her. They are the merriest people and the saddest, the most turbulent and the most docile, the most talented and the most unproductive, the most practical and the most visionary, the most...
Page 160 - Is your mind well furnished? " Theron had the sensation of having been invited to become a citizen of this world. The thought so dazzled him that his impulses were dragging him forward to take the new oath of allegiance before he had had time to reflect upon what it was he was abandoning.
Page 10 - Every time the price of stone went up, every man of 'em would jine to screw more wages out o' me. Why, they used to keep account o' the amount o" business I done, an' figger up my profits, an' have the face to come an' talk to me about 'em, as if that had anything to do with wages. It's my belief their priests put 'em up to it. People don't begin to reelize — that church of idolatry '11 be the ruin o' this country, if it ain't checked in time.
Page 431 - What you took to be improvement was degeneration. When you thought that you were impressing us most by your smart sayings and doings, you were reminding us most of the fable about the donkey trying to play lap-dog.

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