concern. AU greatness proceeds thence. All weU-di- rected anxieties converge thither. Blind as we become to the magnificent fact, whatever interests agitate mar- kets and families and states, — whatever influences play through street, shop, congress, the academy and college, no less than the Church, — terminate at last in the soul. For that, in the original design, however we as individuals pervert or come short of it, the farmer's tillage rears and reaps the summer's grain on all the quiet meadows and slopes ; for that the arms of labor swing in ten thousand workshops ; for that the printing- press is "worked and types are cast ; for that, at last, if the Sermon on the Mount is true, the lily blossoms and the sparrow flies. Institutions are founded, whether their founders remember it or not, statute-books are ^\^:itten,j cities are buflt, new countries are colonized, factories! occupy the streams, exploring expeditions animate thej commercial map of the world, for the soul. It is not,] after all, for the fortunes that are made, the fabrics] woven, the speed attained, the money multiplied, thej world's-fairs exhibited. These are only means to an end;.