FROM OUR EXCHANGES.

[Rev. Samuel A. Eliot, D.D., in The Christian Register.]

The glory of mankind is surely in the sense of expectation. We are yonder-minded beings. Our prerogative is the consciousness of things that eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor even the heart of man conceived. The interest of life lies more in what we want than in what we have; that has been the faith of every seer and the strength of every reformer. It has not been mere wilfulness, it has been the profoundest faith,—a faith that dared to think of human history not as a great flat plain on which men aimlessly wandered, always coming back to the dead camp-fires of preceding hosts, but rather as a shining mountain track up which men were to strive toward the possible heights of honor. Such ideals entering into the life of any nation or communion, stir the imaginative and the spiritual ardors of mankind and do more for human progress than all the knowledge, the science, the material gain that have ever been wrought out since the beginning of intelligence.

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