Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 10

CHAPTER X LOVE’S LORDS IN WAITING: HUMILITY           Pride of Life.—The Apostle points out three causes of offence in men—the lust of the flesh, that is, the desire to satisfy the cravings of what we call ‘human nature’; the lust of the eye, which makes the pursuit of the delight of beauty, not a part, but the whole of life; and, the pride of life. … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 10

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 9

CHAPTER IX LOVE’S LORDS IN WAITING: LOYALTY           Loyalty of Youth.—Loyalty is the hall-mark of character; but that is a misguiding simile, for it is good to know that Loyalty is not a mark stamped upon us, but a Lord of the Bosom born within us. At different periods of history, or at different periods of life, people give the rule of their lives to … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 9

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 8

CHAPTER VIII LOVE’S LORDS IN WAITING: COURAGE           We all have Courage.—The word courage come to us from the time when Norman French was the language of the court and when chivalry was the law of noble living. The Normans perceived that Courage was of the heart, as the word shows; Courage was the whole of character to a man; he who had not Courage, … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 8

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 7

CHAPTER VII LOVE’S LORDS IN WAITING: GRATITUDE           The Gladness of a Grateful Heart.—No other Lord of the Heart should do more to guide us into joyous and happy living than Gratitude. How good and glad it is to be grateful! The joy is not merely that we have received a favour or a little kindness which speaks of goodwill and love, but that a … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 7

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 6

CHAPTER VI LOVE’S LORDS IN WAITING: GENEROSITY             Generous Impulses common to all the World.—At first sight it seems as if Generosity were not a Lord in every bosom, but ruled only the noblest hearts; but this is not the fact. When all England goes mad with joy because little Mafeking is relieved, when everybody forgets private cares, schemes, worries, annoyances, even hunger and cold … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 6

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 5

CHAPTER V LOVE’S LORDS IN WAITING: KINDNESS                    “That best portion of a good man’s life,                    His little, nameless, unremembered acts                    Of kindness and of love.”                                                                WORDSWORTH. IT is interesting that a great poet should place little forgotten acts of kindness first in order of merit in … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 5

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 4

CHAPTER IV LOVE’S LORDS IN WAITING: SYMPATHY           Sympathy with One, a Key to All.—Sympathy is a Lord of the Bosom who is rather unfairly treated. He is made to adopt a sentimental character and go about the world wiping tears and soothing distresses; and this is supposed to be the whole of his work. But Sympathy is comprehension; and he reaps harvests of joy … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 4

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 3

CHAPTER III LOVE’S LORDS IN WAITING: BENEVOLENCE           “Reform the World, or bear with it.”—It is usual to speak as if Benevolence meant nothing more than the giving of money or other help to persons in distress; but it is possible to give a great deal of such help without being benevolent, and to be benevolent without giving much material help. To be benevolent is … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 3

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 2

CHAPTER II LOVE’S LORDS IN WAITING: PITY           Knights and Ladies of Pity.—Have you seen a baby stroke the face of his nurse to cure her pain or fondle his kitten and say ‘Poor!’ after treading on its tail? That is because there is a little well of Pity in every baby’s heart. To be sure, baby will pull the kitten’s tail to see what … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 3. Chapter 2