But by some rare guidance it is led, after the storm of Munken Vendt, into channels of beneficent fertility.
Born with the keenest sensibilities, with emotive powers of tremendous sweep and force; neglected, crossed, mortified, with no wise guidance,--he was driven in upon himself, and developed an intense self-will, which would endure no control.
Guidance!--he laughed aloud, in the bitterness of his soul, as he thought of this.
And now, do not speak your sincerest, and what will inevitably follow out of that, do not think your wisest, but think only your plausiblest, your showiest for parliamentary purposes, where will you land with that guidance?--I invite the British Parliament, and all the Parliamentary and other Electors of Great Britain, to reflect on this till they have well understood it; and then to ask, each of himself, What probably the horoscopes of the British Parliament, at this epoch of World-History, may be?-- Fail, by any sin or any misfortune, to discover what the truth of the fact is, you are lost so far as that fact goes!
Nature's voice heard in thy own inner being, and the sacred Commandment of thy Maker: these shall be thy guidances, thou happy tongueless generation.
He wanders like a wild Ishmaelite, in a world of which he is as the spiritual light, either the guidance or the misguidance!