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106. An Early Summer Reveille

AWAY then to loosen, to unstring the divine bow, so tense, so long. Away, from curtain, carpet, s...

105. To the Spring and Brook

SO, still sauntering on, to the spring under the willows—musical as soft clinking glasses—pouring...

104. Entering a Long Farm-Lane

AS every man has his hobby-liking, mine is for a real farm-lane fenced by old chestnut-rails gray...

103. New Themes Entered Upon

1876, ’77.—I FIND the woods in mid-May and early June my best places for composition. 1 Seated on...

Lecture I. Religion And Neurology.

It is with no small amount of trepidation that I take my place behind this desk, and face this le...

Preface.

This book would never have been written had I not been honored with an appointment as Gifford Lec...

Postscript.

In writing my concluding lecture I had to aim so much at simplification that I fear that my gener...

Lecture XX. Conclusions.

The material of our study of human nature is now spread before us; and in this parting hour, set ...

Lecture XIX. Other Characteristics.

We have wound our way back, after our excursion through mysticism and philosophy, to where we wer...

Lecture XVIII. Philosophy.

The subject of Saintliness left us face to face with the question, Is the sense of divine presenc...

Thomas Carlyle and His Works

Graham's Magazine, Philadelphia, March, 1847. Thomas Carlyle is a Scotchman, born about fifty ye...

102. An Interregnum Paragraph

SEVERAL years now elapse before I resume my diary. I continued at Washington working in the Attor...

101. The Real War Will Never Get in the Books

AND so good-bye to the war. I know not how it may have been, or may be, to others—to me the main ...

Lectures XVI And XVII. Mysticism.

Over and over again in these lectures I have raised points and left them open and unfinished unti...

Lecture X. Conversion—Concluded.

In this lecture we have to finish the subject of Conversion, considering at first those striking ...

Lectures XIV And XV. The Value Of Saintliness.

We have now passed in review the more important of the phenomena which are regarded as fruits of ...

Lectures XI, XII, And XIII. Saintliness.

The last lecture left us in a state of expectancy. What may the practical fruits for life have be...

Lecture IX. Conversion.

To be converted, to be regenerated, to receive grace, to experience religion, to gain an assuranc...

Lecture VIII. The Divided Self, And The Process Of Its Unification.

The last lecture was a painful one, dealing as it did with evil as a pervasive element of the wor...

The Winter's Tale

We wonder that Mr. Pope should have entertained doubts of the genuineness of this play. He was, w...