The Holy Earth

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So bountiful hath been the earth and so securely have we drawn from it our substance, that we have taken it all for granted as if it were only a gift, and with little care or conscious thought of the consequences of our use of it; nor have we very much considered the essential relation that we bear to it as living parts in the vast creation.

It is good to think of ourselves-of this teeming, tense, and aspiring human race-as a helpful and contributing part in the plan of a ...

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So bountiful hath been the earth and so securely have we drawn from it our substance, that we have taken it all for granted as if it were only a gift, and with little care or conscious thought of the consequences of our use of it; nor have we very much considered the essential relation that we bear to it as living parts in the vast creation.

It is good to think of ourselves-of this teeming, tense, and aspiring human race-as a helpful and contributing part in the plan of a cosmos, and as participators in some far reaching destiny. The idea of responsibility is much asserted of late, but we relate it mostly to the attitude of persons in the realm of conventional conduct, which we have come to regard as very exclusively the realm of morals; and we have established certain formalities that satisfy the conscience. But there is some deeper relation than all this, which we must recognize and the consequences of which we must practise. There is a directer and more personal obligation than that which expends itself in loyalty to the manifold organizations and social requirements of the present day. There is a more fundamental co-operation in the scheme of things than that which deals with the proprieties or which centres about the selfishness too often expressed in the salvation of one's soul.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781482528183
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.22 (d)

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Liberty Hyde Bailey (March 15, 1858 - December 25, 1954) was an American horticulturist, botanist and co founder of the American Society for Horticultural Science.
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