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A Scrapbook of Newspaper Articles Compiled by George Burgess (1829-1905)

Victorian Science and Nature

Man and His Attributes

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Man and His AttributesMAN AND HIS ATTRIBUTES. – The horse has eight times the strength of a man. Yet man holds the horse in subjection. The bull can toss the stoutest Goliah on his horns. Yet the whole bovine race bows its neck to the yoke which man imposes. – Air and water, heat, cold and lightning, all seem to be his masters. Yet, he makes the winds his minister, the ocean becomes his play-ground, the summer sun ripens all his harvests, the cold builds for him bridges and highways, without cost, and the very lightening meekly travels along the wire, bearing his messages of business or love. Truly man is weak, but with an opulence of dignity and power, counterpoised. As the radiance of the sun gleams in a drop of dew, so in man’s soul shines the resplendence of the God in whose image he was made.