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1872 Excerpt: ...spirit that breathed in the bosoms of Thomson, and
Ramsay, and Burns, --to the spirit that reigns a' owre Scotland,
and hath its holy altars at this day in ilka hut and ilka shieling,
did I fear to say, I--even I--have refined and elevated my theory
of all the social affections far beyond the reach o' sic a
meeserable deevil as Lowry Sterne; and that if people will whine
owre dead asses, and neglect living mothers, the blame maun be
attributed no to a refined and elevated theory o' the social
affections; for I defy ony theory beneath the skies to be mair
refined and elevated than is the practice o' the Christian, or
imagination to conceive thochts or feelings half as beautifu' or
shooblime as thousans that the real agonies of life, be they
agonies o' wo or bliss, send into men's hearts, driving like
hurricanes, or breathe they like the bush o' some lown place. Think
o' the speerit o' a son or a father ca'd upon by nature to do his
duty on some great emergency--think, sir, on his haen done it--and
done it because he knew it was well-pleasing to God--and then show
me, sir, any theory o' the social affections so high and so
refined, that the mir.d wou'd feel a fall frae it, if required to
ack in the light and glow o' common humanity? y0rth. Mr. Moore
seems, by his mild-looking silence, James, to acquiesce Shepherd.
Do you acquiesce, Mr. Muir? Wee , a nod's eneuch. North. But Mr.
Moore, James, says, "that not only is the necessity of commerce
with other minds less felt by such persons--(the men of a higher
order of genius)--but, from that fastidiousness which the opulence
of their own resources generates, the society of those less gifted
with intellectual means than themselves, becomes often a restraint
and burden, to which not all the charms of friendship, ...
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