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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 Excerpt: ...the deep recesses where volition has its birth, must be the judge; yet every one whose eye shall ever look upon this page, by that very act, and the certain knowledge, from observation and experience, that when he chooses, he may find another object for his vision, bears witness that William Grant could have also widened his field of mental vision. The body is at once the twin, the offspring, and servant of the soul; and the faculties of the one, have their counterpart in those of the other; and, so far as human reason can penetrate, the laws that govern both are one, except, as adjusted to their different spheres. Mr. Grant had passed through life priding himself upon the servility of his thought, as upon an exceeding virtue. His example and precept, had taught that the accepted opinion is the correct opinion. "We are taught;" "It is believed;" "I have believed;" were words most frequently upon his lips, and indicative of the normal state of his mind. The position he had occupied in the government of his country was due, as is too often the case at the present day, to the wealth in his coffers, the ability and influence of his connections, and the obsequiousness of his disposition, rather than to that wealth of intellect and soul, for want of which, in legislative halls, the land still groans. Search among his papers, discovered no will other than the unfinished letter to Seth, which contained the last words penned by his hand, and to his stricken wifq, by far the dearest. That he had forgiven the boy, acknowledged his own error, and invited him home--was the sweet morsel Providence had dropped into this, her most bitter cup. But how, or where should she find her boy? She had been a faithful wife, "keeping well to her sph...
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