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Page 69 - As well account that way for many a thrill Of kinship, I confess to, with the powers Called Nature : animate, inanimate, In parts or in the whole, there 's something there Man-like that somehow meets the man in me.
Page 66 - Acknowledged blindly by whatever man We ever knew or heard of in this world. " Will you have why and wherefore, and the fact Made plain as pikestaff? " modern Science asks. " That mass man sprung from was a jelly-lump Once on a time ; he kept an after course Through fish and insect, reptile, bird and beast, Till he attained to be an ape at last Or last but one. And if this doctrine shock In aught the natural pride...
Page 9 - By the same proof, which seems no proof at all, It so exceeds familiar forms of proof. Why "there," not "here"? Because, when I say "there...
Page 71 - In all its height and depth and length and breadth. Mankind i' the main have little wants, not large : I, being of will and power to help, i' the main, Mankind, must help the least wants first.
Page 68 - Loftier i' the last, not more emancipate ; From first to last of lodging, I was I, And not at all the place that harboured me. Do I refuse to follow farther yet I' the backwardness, repine if tree and flower, Mountain or streamlet were my dwelling-place Before I gained enlargement, grew mollusc?
Page 38 - This is the honor, — that no thing I know, Feel or conceive, but I can make my own Somehow, by use of hand or head or heart: This is the glory, — that in all conceived, Or felt or known, I recognize a mind Not mine but like mine, — for the double joy,— Making all things for me and me for Him.