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The northern star. [volume] (Snohomish City, W.T. [Wash.]) 1876-1879, June 17, 1876, Image 2

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lwt us Imu‘ Hw I'ull\hl»i<'ll ml" Un‘
.[nulr mum r; lrnrllml. :zev-l lump Has
vmmznulmum; I'ur this i-. Nu: “In lu
My of mm.
For “ml rlml'l bring u'rr)‘ work intu
'Allgnwnt, with (wry w'n-t thing.
\u'llu'r n he gnwl. ur nhctln r it. be nil.
"a lo sinslca xii, H. H.
'l‘lmt mun slunuld ham: I'm-n (:rcutul
“ith thcpmwrtu (In “rung serum at
um: tlw chit-t migmu in llw «Am-Minn of
- vi]. The pomt‘ um! the lvml umuf it
wing in the uml‘l as a ram. nothing n:-
..mms but for 11:; to liml in it “lint ”of
I‘llllllsllplly \w my. Our llurnu: slmll In:
unml :Iml punishmml, lmt lu-l'uru m:
mm.- to its (liwussinu let us nlm-rvc
tulily the possible rmsnns. “by man was
“rmmul to puswss the [mm-r tmln any
“mung. So fur us we cam look iuh) the
nature of n Inorul being, it would new”
that thu pmrcl‘ to do wrung is involml
in the very Mm (3f :| nmml being. The
<,'t't':ttor llinisell' ninst posstss the power
in dowrong. The bible speaks nt'an:
:Jxls that ke'pt not their tirst estate. In
the qualities that go to make up a
.‘uliutlnl being. one must reckon tree
ion! of the “ill, and this implied the
fiberty ot transgression. 'l‘he pow” ut'
\lmosing good must be the great source
at human and angelic. happiness. A th
the forced upon man orimariuhly inborn
and immovable would bring little noble.
in 55 or happiness cotnparnl with n vir
lllt‘ resulting,r trom intellectual and spirit
aal etl‘ort and power. While self-conceit
is one of the most forlorn and ridiculous
at all weaknesses, on the contrary sult
love is one of the noblest sentiments.
To be seeking a path of action that “ill
bring on a consciousness of loving God
aad nnm and the right is a form of self
love that yields daily its lruits of bless
v-lness. It is a blessed thing when one
had the npwer of shining and delined its
use: Had the power to injure one‘s
neighbor and instead blissed him and
made him happier. In a machine-life
worked by some outside force, there;
could be little cause of pleasure. '.lian'
never feels proud of the Fuel that his
‘hlood flows outward through arteries
and inward through veins, nor that his
pulse beats so many times to the minntc,’
because he feels that nature. coming along ;
with its inevitable method, arranged |
this; but with pride he will show you]
his paintings or publish his literature or
will point you to his house or farm, lie-l
cause these are places where his own is
tor and choice became embodied. -’l'hs
learned man answers questions with de
light because each branch in his field has
been studied and the mastery oi thoi
province is the reward of his long and
patient toil. This pleasure does not
spring from vanity but the relation of
the soul to its work. The mother is proud
of noble children, not with the pride of
:in egotist, but with the joy ct'a soul
=hat perceives the relation of self to the
Valuable works ot self. When the nut.-
uralist happens upon some specimen in
some class, he smiles with childish dc
light, hecausethe detection of the new
iudividuul comes from hislong labor in
aspecial field. "is toils finds this a re
ward. Thus in morals. Whens mind
in the midst of the World‘s temptation
has built up a strong and delicate sense
at honorl it enjoys a Consciousness of is
personal Worth and work that would
never come in s worl'l where virtue was
involuntary like the circulation of the
blood. The t'ell-ction that between two,
paths the heart selected the path to the
right and deliberately reject-ll the path i
of wickedness makes up a noble eon
seiousness without which there could he'
no moml character \toth the pose-v sung.
Into the idea of man, ot‘ nngt'l, of Gum]
there enters the idea of :zltiiity t i do the
riyht or the wrong. From the wise ell-i
ercise of that ]lU\\('l' comes the great
eharuttcr. Mornbt;~ tlsltlult'tl the postal-i
lpility of sin. Thus it would seem int-1
possible to have an indigent moral;
.\ 'l3.] uithuut lhvrw lain; nitlnu it in
wwn «hip ‘ tlw [urr-lvlvul nl'th. Fur
a: l I~ .i pr- ll vh uuut tll luauhmul.
\\'.- w: I I. it lmr-vu truu any Innw
'nm' Hpv-u tili~ l-t‘alllh n 1 n-n‘ tlmught,
'l‘nt' i'mt ~l Itui~ lit'tl l'i;:hl ii in lilt' “Drill
: i la ill-m: .nnl “run: l~' in t'n- u'urlll tn
‘- ‘ amivl-11. alul it i- 11l lining the right
in-l in ~iuniniu: tlu' mun: the will i~
lit’H'iHlH'l :nul tittu-l hu‘ narth arul
hr ah n.
Nu h in ill 2 liu- I‘ai t, tlu- ('rmtnr ha~
wtru- tn the LI lp uf the “ill Ivy Ilis‘ tnak
in: “run: i any u ithiu itsvlt' a ('alalnity
lhat i-l‘ightt'lii lllt.‘ ill‘.lt‘t away. As thl'
lnrvalx‘l rw‘ rnar that in the night thv \‘c-i-
Ml tuay turn aua)‘ aml sail tou'anl thr
dwp wah r~ w tlu: life of sin is full at
lmi~l' :uul ‘listrws that the limit may he
uaruml lushrl'c it Camus into the great
‘gult'. With many \"htnc is u hcauty that
lullurus. hut tn all puuielum-nt fur traua-
Lgrcasiuu is a pou'n' that ulanus‘l mul
thence its tumult iaiu n-ligion like the
lrnar ul‘ thu lvl'cllkt‘r: to thc sailing ship.
il’nuislnmut luma’vsst'fl two iDilufllCL‘s
ithu mu.- npuu the pursuit who bins, thc
inthcr upon thusu who are standing
‘ ulu'ru the two paths diverge am! am: Hot
fully rusulvcd which path to takv. 'l‘lw
vom- ut‘ \irtuc that attracts and the
mice at lamislnul-ut that warns arc lmth
powerful ulnl lawl'ul voices in the world
(it religion, alul arc to ln- suflcml thr-
:ever to speak right on. lie “ho makes
ireligion all love to all does man a great
, injustice, and he nho maku religion l'nil
‘ot the terrible has again done great
“rung to society. Neither the intlivid~ ‘
you] nor society can endure any depar- ‘
lture trout justice on the si le ut‘too lunch
itiu'giveness' or too much punishment. .
i A heaven open to every kind ol‘ eharac- |
l ter and a hell not founded upon reason
are ideastall of injury to public and in- ‘
idirixhnd morality. There is no print-L;
i yle more valuable than that of t-tmplei
ljustiee. it must ohtain as lat-tween nnm 1
’ and man and God and man. Any deri- i
atton tron: justice on the side of leniency .
and love weakens at least the tnorali
sense. and makes man weak in principle. i
and any deviation from justice on the!i
ipart ol‘ punishment tnakts man timid]
and cowardly and uluwish. .NIV’U‘. uni
! over devtloputent of lore wunld content 1
’last an age of unbridled passion. The;
{calamity ot‘ nations begins “itch they i
:begin to pass by the sins and \ices ot‘l
their leading men. When David and i
iSolemon and Belshauar and the laterl
' Can-tars begin to forgive vice, then their
nations begin to sink, not because their
money is wasted by plunderers, but lm- 3,
cause their public morals have no guidesi
nor motives, no energy. Tue new gene- }
l rations come up without compact minds i
iand hearts, come up in the shape of;
1 idlers and libertines. A nation can of- I
i ford to be poor, but cannot uti’ord to pre- i
duce idle and languishing young meat
3 The Netherlands were poor, and so were I
‘the colonies, but they were rich in thei
isentimcntsot’honor andjnstice. The sent- i
internal leniency of an age is more fatal y
i to the public mind than it is to the na
ltional treasury. A new tax levy might
lrestore stolen gold, hut there is no
method by ahich a tax could be levied
to restore stolen energy. The decay ”fl
justice has no doubt been the great fact i
that has preceded the ruin of tmtions,‘
and treat this source We may tear most,
for the future of our own land. The!
moderation ot its government. the i
slowness with which it pursues otl'enders, i
the many instances in which it overtakes ’
them, the lightness of the penalty that
follows conviction, tho swit'tness of the
pardon that follows the sentence, have
all been conspiring for a halt-century to
disintegrate and destroy the rugged
character left upon this continent when
the smoke ot the battles of liberty first
cleared away. But look at all the his
tory of man and mark that the licensel
of the human mind has always preceded
the rain at the empire or state. That
condition at moral philosophy and prac
tice which gave the World the French.
revolution and the commune, and which !
oii'ered our country tree-lovisru a few:
years aznee, a gift nhieh We had not yet :
fallen tow tuucgh to accept, is a philo- i
sophy which abolishes the idea of hell]
from religion and, it' espoused, will work i
the same havoc in the sanctuary that it ' ‘
wrought in the domestic life of France i
or in the [minus of olei Home and Bahy- 5‘
me_“
(on. “I liuiut: ii :I sh tpr wt Lultmtl It}.
Man in u pulitit'ul :ntnl so: ittl :11111 rt li;i~
ntt‘ (rt‘tlllll't'. utul jlNiw in tht- :tttnm
l'llt'l't' lh' mu~t I-nuttn- in tho mit|~t t-l
tit-wt: [mlitit'nl :utnl wrinl :Illtl I'l‘Huiml‘
tltingu. It is ”w trntlu-tuttw :tt Iltt- gl't-nt
t 1 ust. km-ping him trum thing “1' tutnim
or dying ut' gllllhtll‘v. 'l'lu- munn-ttt jinn
tico is t'nrgyttvn tln: tlnurs nt' lmtm- :tml
stzttc 11111 l (‘lllll'l’ll “my ltu t-lust-tl. t'ur thu
gl't'ul ltrt'tlptlltt h:t~' t'tniud to go in and
nut, thv tltml‘ stll I't‘tllttith‘ to ln‘ rt‘uu‘lui
uwrr by moml lumn‘nui ur illtlll‘dlt‘fi.
Right tltttl urnngtnny Illtlfl'll lu- gt'mt
Ilt}'~h'l'i('.~‘ in their tit-« Ins: tttt:tly~i<, and
that Hml should lutt't- mmlu mun ('ttlul
lvlvut' t‘ullin;.r itttu tltt- “rung may he :I
gt'cntcr mystery Hill; Inn! the fact rc-
'lnuins that in the midst of this grout
llifit'l‘lllllltillllltl lN‘th't‘ll good und lwl.
‘ right uud wrong. tln- ohuruvtvr ot' lu.m i.~
tt‘oruml. uud t'H'll lllt' [minty ot thd
illiuwlt'sm-ms to spring up from tlw
lithot. that. His throne is t'ouudt-d upon
righteousness. He is culled t-nlturtnl who
pcrccivrs the dolit-nte heuuty in the nirs
-or in nuture or litz-mturv; who can ul
‘luost \va lorjoy mni-l llll' unfolding
hcuulirs ot' sptiug. hot. the world ulwoys
i reserves its higlmt words of praise for
i the cultun-d :«oul tlmt Pt‘l't‘t‘lH‘S the im
i port und whole ht-uuty ot‘justieo. From
l the sudden ruins that have owrtukon 01l
l ltlt'll :md ull notions that have dt-tlcd it,
iuud from the glory of (Bod that springs
tout. of it, we may well (omludc that
ftht-ro is :l morn] splendor in this quality
1 of mind whit-h our poor ".‘l's lun'c not
yet sc-ou in the dark utmosphurt- of this
world. As we ure so for uwuy from thr
plillllls' that they only twiuhlt-us little
lumps, 11111 l are rolled by the [metal
"drops of light," uud ml. could we up
pronrh them, we should see worlds more
beautiful thun our own. so hy mot-tire
nod by nature und hy Inscnsihility “‘0
stand so for nwuy from justivo or right- l
cousnvss that in our heuwns it twinklt-s ‘
only in u cold shy; but could we go‘
nearer wlmt. u stupendous world ol ‘
henuty would lie ht-fore our tt-urt'ul eyes. i
In prom-not: of thut world which would l
St'l'tlt u great white. throne one sorrow :
would fill the lu~nrt--thnt we had known i
tour duty and lmd done it. not. i
i If. my friends, you' will follow further
‘this line ol thought you will feel whnt
iutter ruin will come to religion when
i any use elmll roh it of the ideu that pun
lisshment. both here and herenfter. must
, follow sin. There nre minds which hove
,come to such a condition, or have hccn
{born into such it condition, that ihey
i need my little or even think little of the
jpunishmmt'thut will follow sin. They
i have ceased to oin willingly. The grant
iquuntity of their thought. tlowe ulong
; the channel of hope and peace and Imp
3 pint-es. But the vast mujority of us til]
i still need the impulse found in the iduu
I that punishment will follow sin. For
’ the most part you are all ullured by the
} benuty of the good, hut there are hour"
1 when the ruins that sin brings should he
'hel'ore the mind in all their solcmnity.
! Not only should we look to the rewnrtl
' of virtue, but it will be no cowardice or
I wenhwse in us if we confess that we are
iunwilling to risk the sorrow of truns~
greseion. The heroism that con face the
Igone in the field of honnruhle war is
I commendable; and ull liruvcry nlong
itrue paths is it henutiful feature in the
i soul, but when it comes to facing the re
: stilts of sin, lacing it God whose benefi
t cent lows one has willfully broken, there ‘
fis no heroism in the act. Such courage i
‘ is n deformity compared with the kneel- ‘
ing heart, saying, " Lord be merciful to 1
uufiu sinner." . Around all, howevermuch i
they may wish to he olhtred hy heaven ‘
rother than driven by hell. there may be i
ilieard the voice of punishment saying‘
i " (‘onw not here." About two years ago
1 a venerable clergyman wrote to me a let- ‘
lerof religion, and nieeng other thingsi
said: “The great doctrine to he held‘
firmly is that of reward and punish-i
meut." No truer or more useful words
cun sink into the hcnrts of any wluy
curry or preach the Christina religion
Thnt religion must help or compel so
ciety to wulk in that great. discriminn-l
tion of right .md wrong which mnkes up 1
the happiness and churnctcr of men unnl 1
God. i’unialunL-nt is not it devil but an
ungel in religion. ‘
Let us (‘och now to the second part of“
our theme. I uskcd you to beliu‘e thutl
«trim-V (‘.‘mnnt Htlhll‘l' :l pulilim or H |‘«'-
li4inn u! llll'rvlllhh'll Imtw- or l'lu'givu
HP“ 01’ IIIH', :unl milln r run it prnslwl'
unllrrzm illm ul puni~|nmnt l‘M'l'N‘iH‘.
unrtvuitluhlv. xnydrllnue. Lt-I 1H think
Hflllt'sm‘ullll pmpmitiun, In t~])l:ll\'illj_'
nl punidmu'nt :ls il “INN-iv tll'llllllt in
rvligiml l tlitl nut ll.l'?|ll thv p 4 l'|liliill|tll~
tillml I-y letu nr )liltun or 'vy tlu
vlmrvh. 'l'hc \\'lll‘tl .~hnul.l iliilll‘ult' the
_iu~t puni>lnm-ut of sin hm‘ um! In rmfln r.
The «III! inlt-:Hn;l_\‘l|l\x- ululw guml in its
Al:|_\'. lmt is nu lungvr mpnhlt- nl' usvl'nl—
ntms. 'l'lwru is :| furl“ ut' puniuhlm-nt
that llt‘ft'fll.‘ the cm!" of jll~tiun When
:| bluntly tlt-sput m-t-upim u lllmlw. n
Xt'rl) nl‘ u ’l‘tbl'tlllt’llliltlil. tit-"ling nut the
mmt t'l'llt'l lnrtulm fur the lmst ntl‘rnw.
the result now-r mum in the form at
nululv. l‘t‘ftll'lllt'tl t-itizt-ns, but in ”It: form
of either ussussilh. or syt'ophunls, or
hroken-doun, ttunhling own und “omen.
'l'he lush ot‘ the sltl\‘t'ttll'l\‘l‘l‘ never Itlmle
‘lllt'tt, hut lu'oke «hunt the spirit of those
who might lmw lu-ronu- “ML As. he
cording to Mr. llut'kle. the inlmhituuts
ot' eul'thquuke luuds iu h‘outh Aurrrivu
build no good houses, und wring up und
rush forth from their mud huts on nuy
alarm in the night, nud :Il lust lttltllllc
l'lllltll'tll ot' (‘t)\\':tl‘tli('t‘. so u l'Ullllt'ltl tlt'3~
potistn like the inquisitiou or the ('lt‘_
[tire of old llmsiu m the dnys of thr
knout und Silueriu never made noldc
citizens, hut tillll'l' mm of dark ll‘t'ttsolt
or ot‘ broken hearts. l’unishnu-nt. in
order to he umtul as to :In- otl'endt-r and
:u‘ to the spot-tutor, must. he just. I!
must he slit-h tluit one nmy est'npe it h)-
sitnply doing: his dut_\'. This is the llll'll
ot'lnunishnwut that luceonns useful in
the home uud stute. Hence this is the
only doctrine of hell lllut. cult hold true
or he \Ntul in religio n. The idea of u
lu-ll in \\'lll('l| u soul must hurn eteruully
on lIt'I'UIIIIL ot' the sin ot u tltttll ot whom
it never perlmps so much us heard, the ‘
idea of r. torment that should tuke ctvr- l
nul possension 0! u mind that hud not ltt't'll I
huptived, the idm lll‘ll God will pursue:
with inlinite wruth Turner the soul thut
did not see God us elcnrly in the days of
the tluod us ('hnhners or Know sun" Him
in the ('hristiun cru. the idea of u pun
ishment thut condemns the " mere Inor
uliat" to the ungnish that should descend
upuu murderers and hypocrites. is it view
of punislmn-nt. thut mude tremhliug
sluves ot‘ the (‘utholics nnd [’rntcstunts
who once held it. uud makes intldels of
those who in our century must choose
between it nnd unlit-lief. Few things
huve injured Christianity 90 much us the
net. that the church his tried to curry f
along through our age is lull thnt hnd in i
it n»! (In: In”! element off/slim Out oi"
the discriminntiou ot right und wruug‘
3W” huvc dcelurcd that greut elmrueters
urc mmle. The perception of the good
uml the true hits ulwuys educutcd mun
more tlmn has the perception of the.
heuutit‘ul. In the face of this most ob
vious l'uet. ot humun nature the church
has too long run! too widely plnccd lic
t‘ore man a heaven into which menu men
could puss hy ceremony and u hell from
which perhnps mornl men nnd kind men
and sorneinl‘nnts could not possibly es
cupe. Representing for the whole world
the ideas of right und wrong. the Chris
tian church should long since have has
tened to throw nsidud etinitionsof heav
cn and hell thut instead of tenching the
ideas of rewards and punishments mude
cternul happiness and eternal sorrow
turn upon contingencies incredible or
monstrous.
In order to purify the doctrine of the
church and to cheek thuinlldclity that
is springing from the follies of the thelo
gians it was or is necessary only to break
away from the figurative language of an
old figurative ago and from the pictures
of Dante and Milton and trom the ter
ritle scenery that gave us the Catholic
terrorism and the inquisition and to
found :1 new heaven and anew perditinn
upon the fundamental words of Jenna
t'hrist. in the summons of Christ (and
remember from Christ, comes Christian
ity) there are found a heaven and a hell
which reason may (lnlly ponder upon
without finding anything in thorn except
the whitenesa of truth. The eurien of
this Christ fall upon hypocrites and all
the consciously wicked! and His intlnite
love falls like tenra «f inure; upon all
“ho an: faithful t the lane of (led.
”war “I: “(Ids :IlHl h'lmhl the hm]
sinking :m‘i [lto gnu-I riniv'g:
I'.“ Whmu-Hl‘ liwruhru- .klnH brmk
mm of [ln-2v: ll'iht ('tunmumlnwnt,“ “I".
dull tun II "“1190,an >hu|l ht: Cullwl 1|“:
hunt in lhv lxinullum ul' llt':|\'ln; hm
\\'ll(L‘CVt'l' shall do ulnl luK'll HM'ln, “H:
sum: ~lml| In! tulle-l arm! in thckinm
«10m 01' hmvvn. b
:0, Fur [my unto yun, HINlr-xm-pt
your lightvuufim'ss l'f lhl' St‘lihl's ulnl
l'hul‘iwlw. _\|' shall in nu cast (‘lllul‘ into
1111- kingdom nl Iwuwn.
In his grunt iii~|uirvl \'i.~iou m. Jul"
saw this Fultlhh'l'ui thu ('hl'istiun rpli.
:inn revisit l':|l‘lil for the List timv. “L.
uttvmi thc tinnl “Wu-(is the tit't‘ltl‘hl truth
nt‘ his church, truth was to llt'rhltlc ull
thv crntmics to wine 'rt'th'l‘ll liuthiuhum
”"11 the thin] judgment. Whut mm
(ht-~1- unnlst Wen: ”my full of iiltlliihlll,
m' injustit-v, m cnpricut Oh, no! they
hohl in their sutvnm depths nlwnvvnmhl
n. he” “'ilil'il cmnmuml reason to how us
in the pruur-ncv of n thrilling truth:
It). Anti he saith unto mO. Soul not
the sayings of tho prophccy of this hook.
for tho: time is M hnnll.
11. He thut is unjust, let him Irv un.
jn~t still; and he which is filthy. lct him
I»:- filthy still: nml he that is righteous.
h-t him lu- rightvnns mill; mul he that is
holy, lrt hfin he hnly still.
I‘2. And. lu-lmhl, I come quickly;
and my reward is with mo. to give (‘Vcry
mun "wording: us his work shall luv.
13. I um Alplm and Omega, thl- Im
ginning and the ontl.tl'm first mul the
lust.
H. Blssml nrc tho)- tlmt do Hi;
mmmnndmcntn. thnt they may have right.
to thv Iron ol'lifc, null In-uy cntvr in
through thnlgntc“ into the city.
’l‘hlH the holy bank was How]. mnt
we \vxmt Inn ltmnnn church, nml nu
Duntv, nntlno Milton, nnd no Pnritnnism.
nn (‘uhinism tn mum with tho hrnin
wihl with figures and futmunl injustiw.
with the hmlt not with pussim; tun-um
vnomivs or tintinl with self-congratula
tion. aunl rc-npt-n this lunnk unll instrl :t
future \mrhl whnsc untus mlmit the dis
honest to lmrndist- uml consign the: murul
tn ('h‘rllul tnnnt-nts.
V Nuitlwr slut-o we Wt-antnt‘ n religion of
nnlmnmletl love. nml permit it to tenr
open the senletl hook nrni erng‘e the nu
t‘nl destiny of the unjust. This wiekul
world tnnl good \t‘orltl cannot, pnrt With
the religon thnt rewnrtls hero and here
nlter the fnitlll'ul nntl punishes here ntnl
hercalter the \\'il'kt'tl. We need it henv
i en cnsy of access to those who seek It lt_\'
the ot edit-0o ol (:Ull, nml we need n For
row ot wide open gntes for tlttwe who
trnntple tllttlel‘ foot that jewel of enrth
lllltl hemen enlletl the right. ()nt ttfillt'
lright every stole draws its value. est-l.
I unto his honor. each ehiltl its protection.
each home its penee; nntl hence over
those who trnmple the right under foot
there must he seen rising n storm of pun
ishment. The grunt rutns sin hm
wrought in the World of government
point out whnt it is tloing in the individ
l unl soul. A nntion is only it soul an en-
Inrged that. its life covers centuries, its
cmtllo becomes not it little bed which n
mother cnn rock with her foot, but it
peninsuln like Greece, or n vnst. donntin
like Asin or ohl Home. A lttttion is n
nnm n thonsnnd yenrs old, whom: cradle
and grave (‘vVOI’ n eontinent. In the line
of nntions rend the destiny of the wieltv
ed soul. All the tottering ruins where
lixxnrns sleep and owls hoot only tell us
‘whnt sorrows overtook tho "erode. the
i l’llntees, the Mpasiau, and Borgia when
1 the blaze of their sin had burnt out the
it‘uel oftheoo brie! years. All history ot
i nations and individuals. the written his~
: tory of the past, the unwritten memoirs
‘ of then and women, of many jnst deed or
(lying. tell us thnt the angel of lore nnd
joy does not tly across the universe any
more surely thnn flies the dark tlgnre (1
Nemesis, thatdnughtet ot‘night, curry
ing in one ltnnd n scourge, in the other
the balances ol'jnstice. But this Neme
sis is not an angel ot revenge or mind
anger, but according to the oldest pools
mm the emblem of conscience .m-r the
soul had sinned. It was painted nan
beautiful and crowned angel moving‘on
n snhlime errnnd, that ot punishing the
guilty nntl thus of lending the human
"Will to love those ways thst are
pleasant nntl those pntlta tlntt nre prc-J
“unrivaled on third pow.)
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