A Cluster of Poems, for the Home and the Heart

A Cluster of Poems, for the Home and the Heart
A Cluster of Poems, for the Home and the Heart
Excerpt from A Cluster of Poems, for the Home and the Heart: Gathered by the Author at Leisure HoursThe author of this volume of poems was born in Statesville, North Carolina, February 6th, 1801. From early manhood to this day, he has been among the busiest and best workers of his time. He became a student of necessity; for from early boyhood he "hungered and thirsted" after truth. Thorough elemental training laid a good foundation for the noble superstructure of varied and useful learning which even now, while "the almond tree flourishes," employs his energies; for such a man, though realizing that he can never finish in this world the work God gives him to do, must keep over in his heart that word of the Master: "Occupy till I come."In medicine, science, literature, and theology, our honored friend has been, without intermission of zeal, an enthusiastic, painstaking student. As physician, scientist, writer, and preacher, he holds an honorable place among his contemporaries. For nearly half a century he has been identified with the great interests of education. Thousands throughout the South still live to bless him for the lessons learned in his class and lecture rooms.The vauntings of atheistic science bring no alarms to his steadfast heart. He has learned, for himself, that "God in nature and God in revelation are one." He hails with delight all real discoveries in science, and claims them as trophies for his King and Saviour. He believes, with great-hearted Milton, that "Truth, in some age or other, will find her witness, and shall be justified at last by her own children."Intimate knowledge of our author naturally reminds one of Lord Bacon's wise saying: "It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion: for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther; but when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate and linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity."About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.