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Intemperance free pdf Excerpt from Intemperance: The Prelude to Gambling and Suicide, as Illustrated in the Life of the Rev. C. C. Colton, Author of "Lacon" In the creation of intellectual power, there is a Divinity that shapes our ends, which reason seeks in vain to baffle, - which pride labours in vain to escape. Genius, magnificent in its display of imagination - proud in its consciousness of power - towering in its ambition - vast in the grandeur and sweep of its sublime conceptions - aspires to surpass the limits of human achievement - spreads out its daring pinions to the wild breeze of fancy - and pants to conquer time and space, in one bold flight, as if the victory was only to be the daughter of the wish, and to be great was only to be ambitious. However potent this delusion, it is experience only, that can dissipate a dream which fills the heart with rapture, and intoxicates the mind to madness. In the consciousness of power, the daring of genius loses sight of the existence of impossibilities, and becomes insensible that it can err or fall. Lulled to the confidence of safety by the song of its own triumphs, it becomes a prey to the delusion, that its intellectual power can avert its moral downfall- that its mighty energies can grasp evil to its bosom and yet escape the poison of its fangs - sweeping with its golden plumes the lowest pits of pestilential vice, without soiling their lustre, or losing their elasticity. It is in the daring character of genius, that we behold at once, the grandeur of its conceptions, and the imbecility of its virtue- the gorgeous magnificence of its courage, shaded by the humility if not shame of its vanquished feebleness. What so vast that genius will not attempt to grasp? What so colossal that it will not struggle to subdue? What so dangerous that it will not dare to front? Treating difficulties with derision, it overcomes them. Opposing energy to dangers, it subdues them. Wherever mind grapples with mind, or struggles with matter, it triumphs. But here end all the victories- here subsides all the glory of genius. Temptation overwhelms it! On the field where it presumes to display most courage, where it vaunts invincible strength, and boasts Herculean power, it sinks to the impotence of infancy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Lewis C Levin
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 133106743X
EAN : 9781331067436
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 26 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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