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The Spanish Story of the Armada; And Other Essays (Paperback) Loot Price: R406
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The Spanish Story of the Armada; And Other Essays (Paperback): James Anthony Froude
The Spanish Story of the Armada; And Other Essays (Paperback): James Anthony Froude

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The Spanish Story of the Armada; And Other Essays (Paperback)

James Anthony Froude

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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. 1892 Excerpt: ...pauses to say to itself how prettily it is flying, the shining wings fall off, and it drops and dies. The life of the spirit is not our life, but the life of God within us." This is very beautiful. It is the same, in fact, as what Bishop Butler says, in less ornamented prose, of the formation of moral habits. We first learn to do right with effort. The habit grows till it pervades the nature, and afterward we act as we ought spontaneously, with no more consciousness than animals have, which do what they do by instinct. But we are now on the edge of the abnormal features of Teresa's history, and before I enter on the subject I must explain briefly how I myself regard the aberrations which will have to be related. All physicians, all psychologists of reputation, agree that besides sleeping and waking there are other conditions--trances, ecstasies, catalepsies, and such like--into which the body is liable to fall; and, as in sleep images present themselves more vivid than can be called up by waking memory or waking fancy, so in these exceptional states of the system peculiar phenomena appear, which are none the less real because fools or impostors have built extravagant theories upon them. The muscles sometimes become rigid, the senses become unnaturally susceptible. The dreaming power is extraordinarily intensified, and visions are seen (we say "seen" for want of a more scientific expression) palpable as sense itself. Such conditions are usually brought about by ordinary causes. Perhaps they may be created artificially. They are not supernatural, for they have an exact analogy in the universal experience of sleep. They are considered supernatural only because they are exceptional, and the objects perceived are always supplied out of the stores ...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: James Anthony Froude
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 100
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-16731-6
Barcode: 9781236167316
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LSN: 1-236-16731-7

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