This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... teachers, to old and young, I come in the shape their pride or vice demands, and am as one with all. Self finds in me another Ego; ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... teachers, to old and young, I come in the shape their pride or vice demands, and am as one with all. Self finds in me another Ego;--but from the pure in heart, the high in faith, the perfect in intention, I do retreat with joy, offering naught save reverence, demanding naught save prayer! So am I--so must I ever be--till Man of his own will releases and redeems me. Mistake me not, but know me!--and choose thy Future for truth's sake and not out of fear! Choose and change not in any time hereafter, --this hour, this moment is thy last probation, --choose, I say! Wilt thou serve Self and Me? or God only? " The choice is made. Tempest realizes with shame his miserable vices, his puny scorn of God his effronteries and blasphemies; and in the sudden strong repulsion and repudiation of his own worthless existence, being, and character, he finds both voice and speech. "God only! Annihilation at His hands, rather than life without Himl God only! I have chosen!" From the brightening heaven there rings a silver voice, clear as a clarion-call, --"Arise, Lucifer, Son of the Morning! One soul rejects thee, --one hour of joy is granted thee! Hence, and arise! " And with a vision of the man fiend rushing for a brief hour to celestial regions, because of one soul that rejected Satan, Geoffrey Tempest finds himself tied to a raft on the open sea, and remembers the promise, "Him who cometh unto me will I in no wise cast out." The late Rev. H. R. Haweis, preaching on this book, said: "'Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you, ' is the grand moral carried out," and that is an opinion, notwithstanding the ban of the Romish Church, which is entertained of the book by many Christian men, by a large number of...
Very good. No dust jacket. Red cloth with bright gilt title on cover and spine. Wear at spine ends. 1905 name inside front cover and a couple of lines of notes about the book on rear fly. Text is clean and the hinges still strong.
Good. No dust jacket. Green cloth cover with gilt title on cover and spine, still bright. Cloth is split half-way up on the edge of the front cover. Wear at spine ends. Inscription on front fly, but the text is clean Despite this unravelled cloth edge, the book still has an acceptable appearance on the shelf because of the still distinct title on spine.
Very Good. Toronto, 1903. First Canadian edition. 8vo, green cloth, 334 pp. Small tear to cloth at head of spine and light shelfwear else near fine with minimal wear, very good overall. A scarce biography of Corelli.
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