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Examples of Bookishness
The spoken word precedes the written.
The chief difference between the Hebraic culture and Judaism which supplanted it consists in the fact that, whereas the latter was bookish, transforming its votaries into the "people of the book," the former was the sum total of all that goes to make up the concern of a nation living upon its own soil.
In every town he visited there was competition for the privilege of entertaining him.
His function was to direct the affairs of the 'Book Room,' the publishing department of the Connexion.
He leads you back to the only true ideal, away from that false standard of the gentleman, to the Man who sought not to be distinguished from other men, but identified with them, to that Presence in which the finest gentleman shows his alloy of vanity, and the greatest genius shrinks to the measure of his miserable egotism.
I have elsewhere sufficiently spoken of his unsophisticated use of words, of the diction which forms the backbone of his manly style.