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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... T is an interesting question how far we are responsible for our faces. No man by taking thought can increase the length of ...Read MoreThis 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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... T is an interesting question how far we are responsible for our faces. No man by taking thought can increase the length of his nose or the height of his forehead; neither can he change the color of his eyes or the form of his chin. These features we receive from our parents, thankfully or regretfully, and it behooves us to make the best of them. On the other hand, what we choose to eat and drink exerts a modifying influence on the face. We are conscious, too, of exercising a diredt control over the delicate muscles of the facial machinery. But the strongest influence is the thoughts and feelings we entertain; these have a way at times of leaping into the face and proclaiming themselves to all the world as from a housetop; more commonly, however, they stray thither without our knowing it, and this tendency becomes a fixed habit; they come and go and leave their tracks behind them; the same thought or feeling takes the same path each time, wearing it into greater and greater distinctness, till the observing world begins to learn what sort of travelers have passed that way; and our faces, thus lined and written upon, become as epistles known and read of all men. The responsibility for our faces, therefore, seems to be divided between our ancestors and ourselves; but, as a practical matter, the world drops ancestry out of the account and holds every man responsible for his own face, and for the whole of his face, however he came by it. If we want to know anything about a man, and there are no other means available, we study his face. When we say, "I like that face," or, "I don't like that face," we mean the character of the man who wears the face. Evidently the Church had something of this sort in mind when, long ago, it took the four faces...Read Less
Good+ with no dust jacket. Decorated boards, with gilt titling and decorations, worn at edges, scuffing and some soiling, with notations on rear endpapers. X-library, with internal and external marks.; Small 8vo 7½"-8" tall; 124 pages.
Very good. Published September, 1905. Clean, small hardcover. 124 pp. Binding is tight, pages unmarked. Maroon gold gilt boards and spine. Couple of tiny dents to bottom of boards. Top page edges gilt, outer and bottom page edges rough scored.
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