This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... of the Hebrews the writer enumerates a number of the Old Testament worthies who seem to him admirable because of the faith ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... of the Hebrews the writer enumerates a number of the Old Testament worthies who seem to him admirable because of the faith which each possessed, though in other things not wholly admirable. So I think Shakespeare--(at a time when energy and rectitude of will seemed to him that one thing needful)--thought about Helena. I have used the word " Saint" in a careless and vulgar way, and I feel this now myself, but I know partly, and I hope I shall know more and more, that the true conception of "saintliness" excludes all softness, and selfish or weak scrupulosity. This is the part of Christian literature I should most like to submit my mind and heart to--the lives of noble Christian men and women--and though work of various kinds prevents me from other Catholic reading, I shall always try to make time for really good lives of saints, if you will recommend me such books--such I mean as the autobiography, and "Book of the Foundations" of St Teresa, which I know, or the " Confessions of St Augustine." Perhaps you will be less desirous that I should write a book on Wordsworth when I confess that I am more an intensive than an extensive Wordsworthian. I find myself though not in all particulars, yet in some, going more with Sara Coleridge than with yourself of 1845. What is peculiar to Wordsworth rather than what he possesses in common with other poets, and his earlier writings rather than his later, drew me into one long trance of communion with him, which for a while--for some years--excluded every other influence of a profound kind, and was to my life what the sunrise seen by the wanderer from a " bold headland" was to the day which followed it. "In such access of mind, in such high hour Of visitation from the living God Thought was not: in...
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