Through the Ivory Gate: Studies in Psychology and History

This 19th century work examines great figures from history from a psychological perspective. The story of Louis Riel begins on page 238 of the book.

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Seite 127 - An Angel came to me and said O pitiable foolish young man! O horrible! O dreadful state! consider the hot burning dungeon thou art preparing for thyself to all eternity, to which thou art going in such career. I said, perhaps you will be willing to shew me my eternal lot & we will contemplate together upon it and see whether your lot or mine is most desirable...
Seite 127 - My friend the Angel climb'd up from his station into the mill: I remain'd alone; & then this appearance was no more, but I found myself sitting on a pleasant bank beside a river by moonlight, hearing a harper, who sung to the harp; & his theme was: "The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, & "breeds reptiles of the mind.
Seite 22 - ... supreme and spiritual things that one would swear that the physical world was purely symbolical of the spiritual world; insomuch that if we choose to express any natural truth in physical and definite vocal terms, and to convert these terms only into the corresponding...
Seite 214 - That man is cowardly base and deserveth not the name of a gentleman or Souldier that is not willinge to sacrifice his life for the honor of his God his Kinge and his Countrie.
Seite 196 - To THE WHITE HOUSE: The President's tragic death was a sad necessity, but it will unite the Republican party and save the Republic. Life is a fleeting dream, and it matters little when one goes. A human life is of small value.
Seite 112 - Bishops of my country, which are ten in number, and also with the sixteen Senators, and the rest of the Grandees, who love and honour me, as knowing that I am in fellowship with angels. The King and Queen themselves, as also the three Princes, their sons, shew me all kind countenance ; and I was once invited to eat with the King and Queen at their table (an honour granted only to the peers of the realm), and likewise since with the hereditary prince.
Seite 198 - And fear not them that kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him that is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Seite 127 - Through the mill we went, and came to a cave. Down the winding cavern we groped our tedious way, till a void boundless as a nether sky appeared beneath us, and we held by the roots of trees and hung over this immensity. But I said: 'If you please we will commit ourselves to this void, and see whether providence is here also. If you will not, I will!' But he answered: 'Do not presume, O young man; but as we here remain, behold thy lot which will soon appear when the darkness passes away.
Seite 112 - From that time I began to print and publish various arcana that have been seen by me or revealed to me ; as respecting heaven and hell, the state of man after death, the true worship of God, the spiritual sense of the Word ; with many other most important matters conducive to salvation and true wisdom.
Seite 296 - In the years 1186 and 87, the Kula-pyu, or white strangers of the West, fastened a quarrel upon the Lord of the Golden Palace. They landed at Rangoon, took that place and Prome, and were permitted to advance as far as Yandabo ; for the King, from motives of piety and regard to life, made no effort whatever to oppose them.

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