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illustrated.1870 Excerpt: ... LETTER IV. TIME. My Dear Children,
Time is what supplies existence wherewith to he, as space finds
matter wherein to he. There can he no existence without time; it is
its food, pabulum, subsistence, or what it feeds upon. The saying,
tempus edax rerum, should be much reversed; so that we ought to
say, ens edax temporis. It is more correct to say, existence
consumes time; than to say, time consumes things. By time is
commonly understood that portion of duration which lasts from the
creation of the heavens and the earth to the advent of the new
heavens and the new earth, which all Christians are looking for;
and by eternity is meant the duration which not only includes time,
but before and after. Man has a two-fold concern with time. First,
as a living creature. This continues from the beginning of life
till death; and occupies a few score years at most, and can be
lengthened by various circumstances in which man is placed, which
are conducive to health, one of the most important of which is the
possession of a cheerful and courageous temper and disposition. But
whatever be the circumstances in which a man is placed, whether
they are favourable to longevity or otherwise, the inevitable
tendency of life is to end in death sooner or later. As the Poet
has said, --"Art is long, and life is fleeting. And our hearts,
though stout and brave; Still, like muffled drums are beating
Funeral marches to the grave." The whole vegetable and animal
kingdoms of nature have, equally with man, a concern with this
relationship of time to organic life. It is plainly a connected and
continuous whole in each living creature. The second concern of man
with time is as a sentient and intelligent creature. It lasts from
the first establishment of consciousness, or, in other words,
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