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THE MODERN REVOLUTION.

PROEMIA I.

ISIS AND OSIRIS.

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(A NEW EDITION OF “IN THE MORNINGLAND.")

BY

JOHN STUART STUART-GLENNIE, M.A.

BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

Was ist das, was Morgens auf vier Beinen geht, Mittags auf zweien,
und Abends auf dreien!' Oedipus mit der Lösung, dass diess der
Mensch sey, stürzte die Sphinx vom Felsen. Die Lösung und Befreiung
des Orientalischen Geistes, der sich in Aegypten bis zur Aufgabe
gesteigert hat, ist allerdings diess : dass das Innere der Natur der Gedanke
ist, der nur in menschlichen Bewusstsein seine Existenz hat.

Hegel, Phil. der Gesch. : Werke, bd. ix. S. 270.

LONDON:

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

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PREFACE.

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Resting at mid-day, under a fig-tree, above a fountain, on the way from Nazareth to the Sea of Galilee, and with Cana and its miraculous “water-pots” over against us on the height, Mr. Buckle remarked that the test of the philosophical theories which I had been maintaining in discussion with him during the previous months of our journeyings in Egypt, Arabia, and Palestine, would be found in their application to some definite historical problem, and suggested to me that of the origin of Christianity. I admitted that the views which I had opposed to his theory of the non-effect of Moral Forces as historical causes could thus alone be scientifically verified; but I added that, so great appeared to me the difficulty of the problem he had proposed, that, if the verification of my views depended on its solution by means of them, I feared that such verification was quite beyond my powers. Nothing more was said on the subject, and soon after we rose, mounted, and rode on our way, up hill and down dale, till in the eventide we descended to the Holy Lake, all aglow in the splendour of a sunset that encrimsoned also the far snows of Mount Hermon.

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