Faiths of Famous Men in Their Own Words: Comprising Religious Views of the Most Distinguished Scientists, Statesmen, Educators, Philosophers, Theologians, Literary Men, Soldiers, Business Men, Liberal Thinkers, and Others

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John Kenyon Kilbourn
Henry T. Coates, 1900 - 379 pages

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Page 210 - Savior's birth is celebrated, The bird of dawning singeth all night long ; And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad ;* The nights are wholesome ; then no planets strike, No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm, So hallow'd and so gracious is the time.
Page 281 - Till the war-drum throbbed no longer, and the battle-flags were furled In the parliament of man, the federation of the world. There the common sense of most shall hold a fretful realm in awe, And the kindly earth shall slumber, lapt in universal law. One
Page 25 - SCHOLIUM. This most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being. And if the fixed stars are the centres of other like systems, these, being formed by the like wise counsel, must be all subject to the dominion of the One.
Page 281 - Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward, forward let us range ; Let the great world spin forever down the ringing grooves of change. Through the shadow of the globe we sweep into the younger day ; Better fifty years of Europe than a
Page 262 - There shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders. . . . Wherefore if they shall say unto you: Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth; behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it
Page 54 - There is a grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers having been breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that while this planet has gone cycling on, according to
Page 80 - Adamic man. Adam, the father of mankind, was no squalid savage of doubtful humanity, but a noble specimen of man ; and Eve a soft Circassian beauty, but exquisitely lovely beyond the lot of fallen humanity. " The loveliest pair That ever yet in love's embraces met ; Adam, the goodliest man of men since born His sons ; the fairest of her daughters, Eve."*
Page 241 - out to sea. For though from out the bourne of Time and Place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar.
Page 13 - years, how men would believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown ! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile. The stars awaken a certain reverence because, though always present, they are inaccessible.—
Page 189 - he was a doer of wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was [the] Christ, and when Pilate at the suggestion of the principal men among us had condemned him to the cross

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