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Eminent Victorians - The Original Classic Edition
     

Eminent Victorians - The Original Classic Edition

by Strachey Lytton
 

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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Eminent Victorians.


This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Lytton Strachey, which is now, at last, again available to you.


Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside

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Finally available, a high quality book of the original classic edition of Eminent Victorians.


This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Lytton Strachey, which is now, at last, again available to you.


Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside Eminent Victorians:



As it was, born in the England of the nineteenth century, growing up in the very seed-time of modern progress, coming to maturity with the first onrush of Liberalism, and living long enough to witness the victories of Science and Democracy, he yet, by a strange concatenation of circumstances, seemed almost to revive in his own person that long line of diplomatic and administrative clerics which, one would have thought, had come to an end for ever with Cardinal Wolsey.

...There were, it was true, occasionally to be found within the Church some strait-laced parsons of the high Tory school who looked back with regret to the days of Laud or talked of the Apostolical Succession; and there were groups of square-toed Evangelicals who were earnest over the Atonement, confessed to a personal love of Jesus Christ, and seemed to have arranged the whole of their lives, down to the minutest details of act and speech, with reference to Eternity.

...They saw a transcendent manifestation of Divine power flowing down elaborate and immense through the ages; a consecrated priesthood, stretching back, through the mystic symbol of the laying on of hands, to the very Godhead; a whole universe of spiritual beings brought into communion with the Eternal by means of wafers; a great mass of metaphysical doctrines, at once incomprehensible and of incalculable import, laid down with infinite certitude; they saw the supernatural everywhere and at all times, a living force, floating invisible in angels, inspiring saints, and investing with miraculous properties the commonest material things.

...But the ancient interpreters treat it as designed and providential, in this surely not erring: and their conjecture is that it represents the sacrifice of the whole world of sense, and especially of the Old Dispensation, which, being outward and visible, might be called the dispensation of the senses, to the FATHER of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, to be a pledge and means of communion with Him according to the terms of the new or evangelical law.

...When, more than thirteen (according to the common chronology, fifteen) years after, he circumcised all the men of his house, BORN IN THE HOUSE, AND BOUGHT WITH MONEY OF THE STRANGER, and, in fact, every male who was as much as eight days old, we are not told what the number amounted to.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781486421169
Publisher:
Emereo Publishing
Publication date:
10/24/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
108
File size:
498 KB

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