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The Hollow Globe; or , The World's Agitator and Reconciler: A Treatise on the Physical Conformation of the Earth, Presented through the Organism of M.L. Sherman, M.D., and Written by Wm. F. Lyon

Chicago: Sherman and Lyon, 1875


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SCRAPS OF HISTORY. 23

that were found in the Egyptian, which prompted him under his conditions, to establish a priesthood whose duties were, to offer certain sacrifices to those beings who were the representatives of their highest conceptions of God, or supreme power and wisdom, are the same precisely, that are found in a more advanced condition, in the people of New England -who adopt such different modes of worship, and are supposed upon their set days, to listen to the most advanced spiritual thoughts of that highly cultivated class of divines, who officiate as priests, in accordance with the most approved forms and ceremonies of this enlightened age. And no doubt, the Egyptian was as sincere, devout, earnest, and worshipful, as is the more cultivated and refined citizen of New England, who is a constant and devout attendant upon one of the popular churches of the present day ; and though his form of religious worship would be illy adapted to us in our condition, yet it served him in his condition, far better, and doubtless was quite as acceptable to the powers to whom it was addressed.

The same disparity must obtain in the history of the different ages of men, in reference to their scientific, mechanical and agricultural attainments. One discovery in any one of these departments, must have pre-ceded another, in regular order, as it was necessary that men should be familiarized with the more simple, before they could comprehend the more complex, and the one only made way for the other, and was absolutely prophetic of what would follow. So we perceive that one page of history has prepared the way, and made it possible for the next page to occur; for had there been




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