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Where Is My Dog?: Or, Is Man Alone Immortal?

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    Charles Josiah Adams (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892. Excerpt: ... XIII. WHAT OTHERS THINK. One of the very most generally active and potent elements of human nature is the love of approbation, and it is one of the most important. Without it society would be impossible. If I cared nothing lor what my friend thinks of me, aud if he cared nothing for what I think of him, 1 would make no concessions to him, he would make no concessions to me: we would not smooth the roughnesses off each other, we would uot correlate each other, as the cogs of wheels in delicate machinery--society would be an impossibility. Then there would be no development of the individual. Within a very few months it has come to light that a Russian count had, years ago, stolen three or' four children, from peasant parents, and incarcerated them--each in solitary confinement. They were lower than the lowest animals. They had no power of articulate speech. They made horrible, discordant, growling noises as they rent the raw meats which were thrown to them. No one could regard them without feelings of the most violent disgust and horror. That is what our children would be were it not for the mollifying and educational effects of association with their kind--without society. And while gregarious instincts draw people together in communities, states, nations, as the same instincts draw sheep together in flocks, cattle in herds, and birds in coveys--communities, states, nations--in a word, society--could not be without approbativeness. Again: Do away with approbativeness and you do away with a powerful argument in favor of immortality. A man or a woman is ostracized--placed under the ban. His heart would break, but l.he balm of tears comes, and ' the peace which passeth understanding ' spreads over bis soul as he says: '1 can wait. Justice will be done some d...
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