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Works the same cause no longer one effect ? Since when? Where lies
in this the incredible ? I grant you, Daja, it were then for you No
more a miracle. Your miracles Alone demand?deserve, I mean?belief.
Daja. You laugh at me. Nathan. Laughed you not too at me I? Thus
was your rescue still a miracle, Dear Recha, possible alone to Him
Who oft is pleased to guide, by feeble threads, ' The set decrees
and purpose absolute Of kings?his toys, if not his scorn. Recha. My
father, If I am wrong, not willingly I err. Nathan. Willingly
rather learn. See now?a forehead Arched thus, or so; the outline of
a nose Drawn this way more than that; brows curving so Or so,
according as the bone is sharp Or round; a line, crease, angle,
spot, a nothing Upon the face of one wild European? "I And you are
rescued from the fire in Asia ! Is that no miracle, ye
wonder-seekers ? What need to trouble an angel with it then ? Daja.
What harm?if I may speak?in the belief An angel rather than a man
has saved us ? Feel we not so much nearer brought to Him Of the
deliverance the mysterious cause? Nathan. Pride, Daja, naught but
pride ! The iron pot Would have itself be lifted from the fire By
silver tongs, that it may deem itself A silver pot. Pah ! What the
harm, you ask ? What harm? What good, I might retort. 'Tis
nonsense, Or blasphemy, this "feeling nearer God." But harm it
does?ay, actual harm; for listen: To your deliverer, be he man or
angel, Would you not both, and you especially, Desire to render
great and various service ? But how perform such service to an
angel ? Thank him you can, and sigh to him and pray; Can melt away
in ecstasies before him; Can keep a fast upon his sacred day; Can
give your charities;?all that is naught . Your neighbor and you...
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