I should keep well within the limit of that early excess now, and should not liken the creation
of Shakespeare to the creation
of any heavenly body bigger, say, than one of the nameless asteroids that revolve between Mars and Jupiter.
Sometimes I grew alarmed at the wreck I perceived that I had become; the energy of my purpose alone sustained me: my labours would soon end, and I believed that exercise and amusement would then drive away incipient disease; and I promised myself both of these when my creation
should be complete.
Under an oak-tree loaded with leaves and nuts, under a sky full of eternal eyes, I stand in a thoroughfare; but in the works of our plastic arts and especially of sculpture, creation is driven into a corner.
A true announcement of the law of creation, if a man were found worthy to declare it, would carry art up into the kingdom of nature, and destroy its separate and contrasted existence.
When science is learned in love, and its powers are wielded by love, they will appear the supplements and continuations of the material creation.
Could men or plants but once elevate their thoughts to the vast scale of creation
, it would teach them their own insignificance so plainly, would so unerringly make manifest the futility of complaints, and the immense disparity between time and eternity, as to render the useful lesson of contentment as inevitable as it is important.
Thus, if a man kept his place all a long summer's day, he might see pass before him pageant after pageant until he had seen the whole story of the world, from the Creation
to the Day of Judgment.
Cases of this nature are common, and are, as we shall hereafter more fully see, inexplicable on the theory of independent creation.
Before discussing the three classes of facts, which I have selected as presenting the greatest amount of difficulty on the theory of 'single centres of creation,' I must say a few words on the means of dispersal.
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It is racist to discuss only Christian creation
, unless we also include all the other creations
that exist in this world.
Especially meant to fuse reverence for God's natural creations
with Christian service, Seven Songs of Creation
is a superb resource for broadening spiritual depth and awakening the awareness of one's congregation.