Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Pt 1. Chapter 2

CHAPTER II THE ESQUIRES OF THE BODY: THIRST           Thirst likes Cold Water.—Another most service-able Esquire of the Body is Thirst. How serviceable he is you will understand when you remember that by far the greater part of a man’s weight is made up of water. This water is always wasting away in one way or another, and the business of Thirst is to make … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Pt 1. Chapter 2

Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Pt 1. Chapter 1

PART I THE HOUSE OF BODY CHAPTER I THE ESQUIRES OF THE BODY: HUNGER           The Work of the Appetites.—We will first consider the Esquires of the Body; not that they are the chief Officers of State, but in Mansoul, as in the world, a great deal depends upon the least important people; and the Esquires of the Body have it very much in their … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Pt 1. Chapter 1

Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Introductory. Chapter 3

CHAPTER III THE GOVERNMENT OF MANSOUL             Each of us a Kingdom of Mansoul.—I must give up attempting to talk about Mansoul in parables. I daresay you have already found it difficult to make everything fit; but, never mind; what you do not understand now you may understand someday, or you may see a meaning better and truer than that which is intended. Every … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Introductory. Chapter 3

Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Introductory. Chapter 2

CHAPTER II THE PERILS OF MANSOUL           The Government to Blame.—You are thinking, I daresay, what a rich and beautiful country Mansoul must be! But, like most other lands, it is subject to many perils. Unlike most other lands, however, Mansoul has means of escape from the perils that threaten it from time to time. In other countries, we hear the government blamed if poor … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Introductory. Chapter 2

Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Introductory. Chapter 1

Ourselves Book I.—Self Knowledge “Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, These three alone lead life to sovereign power.”                                                                                                  —TENNYSON. ———-♦♦———-  INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER I THE COUNTRY OF MANSOUL           The Riches of Mansoul.—“Do you not like fair londes?” says King Alfred; and he answers himself: “Why should I not like fair londes? They are the fairest part of God’s creation.” And of … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Introductory. Chapter 1

Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 3. I

III PENDENNIS OF BONIFACE “When, like a heavenly sign Compact of many golden stars, the princely child did shine.”— (Illiads, Book Six (Chapman’s Trs.).) I ARTHUR PENDENNIS is as real a person as Wilhelm Meister, and, as a companion study, is not without instruction for us. What an Admirable Crichton he is, to be sure! He carried himself down Main Street with a lordly grace, … Continue reading Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 3. I

Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. XI

XI           As my point is to indicate how the education of the boy told in the life of the man, it is not necessary to follow further these most instructive records Aus Meinem Leben. Nowhere else, so far as I know, have we a minute, almost impersonal consideration of all the influences that went to the making of a man. That this was a … Continue reading Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. XI

18 Principles from Volumes 1-5

“The consequence of truth is great; therefore the judgment of it must not be negligent.” WHICHCOTE. Children are born persons. They are not born either good or bad, but with possibilities for good and evil. The principles of authority on the one hand and obedience on the other, are natural, necessary and fundamental; but— These principles are limited by the respect due to the personality … Continue reading 18 Principles from Volumes 1-5

Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. X

X.           There is an unfortunate tendency at the present time to depreciate knowledge, which is indeed the chief instrument of education. Bible knowledge especially is discountenanced for several reasons. The utilitarian asks, “What is the use of teaching a child the more or less fabulous ‘history’ of the earlier books and the insignificant later records of one of the least among the nations?” while … Continue reading Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. X

Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. IX

IX           “The more I was allowed to work in this way the more I wanted to, and even my leisure hours were spent in all sorts of wonderful occupations. Already, since my earliest days, I had felt a strong impulse towards finding out about natural objects.           “I remember that as a child I often picked flowers to pieces to see how the petals … Continue reading Formation of Character Volume 5 Pt 4. Chapter 2. IX