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Identifier: pathwayoflifeint00talm Title: The pathway of life ; Intended to lead the young and the old into paths of happiness, and to prepare them for a holy companionship with him whose kingdom is as boundless as his love Year: 1894 (1890s) Authors: Talmage, T. De Witt (Thomas De Witt), 1832-1902 Subjects: Christian life and character Publisher: Philadelphia, Pub. and manufactured by Historical Pub. Co. for the Christian Herald Contributing Library: Princeton Theological Seminary Library Digitizing Sponsor: Internet Archive View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. Text Appearing Before Image: why weshould be content with such things as we have. We make a great ado about our hardships, but how little we talk of our bless-ings. Health of body, which is given in largest quantity to those who havenever been petted, and fondled, and spoiled by fortune, we take as a matter ofcourse. Rather have this luxury and have it alone, than, without it, look out ofa palace window upon parks of deer stalking between fountains and statuary.These people sleep sounder on a straw mattress than fashionable invalids on acouch of ivory and eagles down. The dinner of herbs tastes better to the appe-tite sharpened on a woodmans axe or a reapers .scythe than wealthy indigestionexperiences seated at a table covered with partridge, and venison, and pineapple.The grandest luxury God ever gave a man is health. He who trades that offfor all the palaces of the earth is infinitely cheated. We look back at the glory of thelast Napoleon, but who would have taken his Versailles and his Tuilleries if with (94) Text Appearing After Image: 96 THE PATHWAY OF LIFE. them we had been obliged to take his gout? Oh, says some one, it isnt the grosser pleasures I covet, but it is the gratification of an artistic and intellectual taste. Why, my brother, you have the original from which these pictures are copied. THE ORIGINAL AND THE COPY. What is a sunset on a wall compared wath a sunset hung in loops of fire inthe heavens ? What is a cascade silent on a canvas compared with a cascadethat makes the mountain tremble, its spray ascending like the departing spirit ofthe water slain on the rocks? Oh, there is a great deal of hollow affectation abouta fondness for pictures on the part of those who never appreciate the original fromwhich the pictures are taken. As though a parent should have no regard for achild, but go into ecstasies over its photograph. Bless the Lord to-day, O man !O woman ! that though you may be shut out from the works of a Church, aBierstadt, a Rubens, and a Raphael, you still have free access to a gallery grand Note About Images Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.

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