Hints Toward Reforms: In Lectures, Addresses, and Other Writings

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Fowlers and Wells, 1853 - 425 pages

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Page 2 - Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, BY JS REDFIELD, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and for the Southern District of New York.
Page 105 - Our culture therefore must not omit the arming of the man. Let him hear in season that he is born into the state of war, and that the commonwealth and his own well-being require that he should not go dancing in the weeds of peace...
Page 233 - the amount of six to eight million pieces of cotton goods. The demand gradually fell, and has now ceased altogether. European 'skill and machinery have superseded the produce of India. Cotton piece-goods, for ages the staple manufacture of India, seem forever lost ; and the present suffering to numerous classes in India is scarcely to be paralleled in the history of commerce...
Page 205 - The doctrines of Jesus are simple, and tend all to the happiness of man. 1. That there is one only God, and He all perfect. 2. That there is a future state of rewards and punishments. 3. That to love God with all thy heart and thy neighbor as thyself, is the sum of religion.
Page 229 - I behold most cheering indications of the near approach of that day, when all shall know the Lord, from the least unto the greatest.
Page 304 - They never fail who die In a great cause : the block may soak their gore ; Their heads may sodden in the sun ; their limbs Be strung to city gates and castle walls — But still their spirit walks abroad. Though years Elapse, and others share as dark a doom, They but augment the deep and sweeping thoughts Which overpower all others, and conduct The world at last to freedom.
Page 217 - Israel to rouse the people out of their selfcomplacency, to refresh their moral ideals, to remind them that the life is more than meat, and the body more than raiment, and that to whom much is given of them shall much also be required.
Page 401 - Vice alone that seems unaccountable, — monstrous, — well nigh miraculous. Purity is felt to be as necessary to the mind as health to the body, and its absence alike, the inevitable source of pain. A true life must be calm. A life imperfectly directed, is made wretched through distraction. We give up our youth to excitement, and wonder that a decrepit old age steals upon us so soon. We wear out our energies in strife for gold or fame, and then wonder alike at the cost and the worthlessness of...
Page 74 - WE need a loftier ideal to nerve us for heroic lives. To know and feel our nothingness without regretting it ; to deem fame, riches, personal happiness, but shadows of which human good is the substance ; to welcome pain, privation, ignominy, so that the sphere of human knowledge, the empire of virtue, be thereby extended : such is the soul's temper in which the heroes of the coming age shall be cast.

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