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1880 edition. Excerpt: ...and peace; and that, of all the arguments
for the validity of prayer, the prayer, when it comes, is chief.
Why demonstrate the sun save by sunshine? Our own capacity for our
Lord's faith and virtue has come to be his voucher and witness.
Primogeniture in heaven is passing away with primogeniture on
earth. God has a family immensely numerous, inconceivably old,
which we cannot count or rank. We have made sad work with the
infernal regions too. The everlasting hell vanishes from this
midnight apparition of sparkling orbs. There is no under-world All
is upper and above-board, and we canuot fatally slump Science,
surveying this border of the creation, and catching the great
Author's style in his boundless domain, denies any foundation in
nature for the representations in which Milton, Dante, Eschylus,
and the writer of the Apocalypse deal. What an architecture
superstitious fancy reared Politicians talk of " the machine,"
which must have its construction and working looked to, lest, in
the slang of the caucus, it be "bolted " from or "smashed." To the
vast alteration in ecclesiastical and theological machinery among
us, who can be blind? How we have chased the devil away, --in
another vulgar expression, can no longer "place" him or tell his
shape, --and have reduced to narrow, scarce discernible quarters
his old measureless habitation of hell A lake of water has-been
poured into the lake of fire. As the Yankee traveller told the
Italian we had a cataract that would quench Vesuvius, or as the
smith, with copious sprinklings, slackens the flame at his forge,
so we have, instead of the boundless gulf and bottomless pit, only
so much of hell as we can make useful to fashion and sharpen the
tools of a virtuous...
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