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six Stone-lectures

1 minuut leestijd

;

CALVINISM AND POLITICS.

122

admit that

this

expressed,

is

men Hke

language

overbold, yet the idea, here

is

The dominion of Lombard and Thomas,

unquestionably correct.

and

Aristotle

Plato,

Luther and Calvin, Kant and Darwin, extends, of them, over a field of ages.

forms schools;

it

sovereignty

and

of genius

by His

grace.

Him

alone

by

power

immeasurable

an

exercises

it

It is

Who

a

is

gift

has granted

Every maestro

is

life.

This

of God, possessed only

subject to no one

The same phenomenon Art.

a sovereign

on the whole condition of human

influence

to

is

each

lays hold on the spirits of men, with

it

might;

irresistible

Genius

for

this

it

and

is

reponsible

ascendency.

observable in the sphere of

is

a king in the Palace of Art, not

the law of inheritance or

by appointment, but only

by the grace of God. And these maestros also impose authority, and are subject to no one, but rule over all and

homage due

to their

to be said of the sovereign

power

end receive from

in the

all

the

artistic superiority.

And

same

the

of personality.

weak

are

is

There

no equality of persons.

is

narrow-minded

expanse of wings than a

persons,

common

with

There

no broader

sparrow; but there

are also broad, imposing characters, with the wing-stroke of the eagle.

grandeur,

Among

and these

the last you will find a few of royal rule in their

own

sphere, whether

people draw back from them or thwart them; usually

waxing

And of

all

the stronger,

this entire process

life.

is

the

more they are opposed.

carried out in

all

the spheres

In the labour of the mechanic, in the shop, or

on the exchange,

in

commerce, on the

of benevolence and philanthropy.

sea, in the field

Everywhere one man

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Calvinism - pagina 126

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