A Book for Spare Moments: The Urn and the Page (Classic Reprint)
Fb&c Limited, 4. jul. 2015 - 182 sider
Excerpt from A Book for Spare Moments: The Urn and the Page
W1 rn equal truth and beauty it has been said, that a good book is the precious life-blood of a Master-spirit. Embalmed and treasured up on purpose, to a life beyond life. From the pages of many good books - the spirit-urns of our elder worth ies - these leaﬂets have been gathered. They will afford matter for reﬂection to thoughtful minds who have learned to deal lovingly and reverently with such relics. The volume is not meant for swift or consecutive reading, but rather for the profit able employment of such seasons as are set forth in the motto on the title-page. Then may we say with good old Bishop Hall, in his meditation on the sight of a large library, Blessed be God, who hath set up so many clear lamps in his church; none but the wilfully blind can plead darkness. And blessed be the memory of those, his faithful servants, who have left their blood, their spirits, their lives in these precious papers; and have willingly wasted themmves into these enduring monuments to give light to others.
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