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THE CANDLE OF VISION

 

 
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MACMILLAN AND CO., Limited
LONDON • BOMBAY • CALCUTTA • MADRAS
MELBOURNE

THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
NEW YORK • BOSTON • CHICAGO
DALLAS • SAN FRANCISCO

THE MACMILLAN CO. OF CANADA, Ltd.
TORONTO

 

 

THE
CANDLE OF VISION


BY

A. E.


"The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord."—Proverbs.

"When his candle shined upon my head and by his light I walked through darkness."—Job.


MACMILLAN AND CO., LIMITED
ST. MARTIN'S STREET, LONDON
1920

 

 

COPYRIGHT

First Edition October 1918
Reprinted November 1918, January, April and August 1919
1920

 

 

TO
JAMES STEPHENS
BEST OF COMPANIONS

 

 

PREFACE

When I am in my room looking upon the walls I have painted I see there reflections of the personal life, but when I look through the windows I see a living nature and landscapes not painted by hands. So, too, when I meditate I feel in the images and thoughts which throng about me the reflections of personality, but there are also windows in the soul through which can be seen images created not by human but by the divine imagination. I have tried according to my capacity to report about the divine order and to discriminate between that which was self-begotten fantasy and that which came from a higher sphere. These retrospects and meditations are the efforts of an artist and poet to relate his own vision to the vision of the seers and writers of the sacred books, and to discover what element of truth lay in those imaginations.

A. E.

 

 

CONTENTS

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