A Literary Address, Delivered by Ilun. Logan
E. Bleckley, at the Martin Institute
Commencement, on Thursday .
Jtdy 7th, 1881.
[concluded from last week.]
There is no to-day, no yesterday, no to
morrow. There is nothing but this present
moment. But just such a moment, and an
other, and another, so long as it may please
God for time to continue, will follow, and
these moments, before they come, and as they
come, and after they arc gone, will be added
together mentally into the various ideal di
visions of time which I have mentioned. But
no mental operation which we can perform in
respect to time can or does affect its nature
in the least. We do not keep the past from
perishing by dividing it up into years, &c..
nor do we, by making like divisions as to the
future, impart to it any reality in advance of
its becoming the present. Next year’s alma
nac is not an account of what is, but a pre
diction of what will be. I desire to impress
you with the brevit}' of actual time so that
you may see clearly that whoever sacrifices
the future to the present, sacrifices the greater
to the less. As long as we have two mo
ments left, we have twice as much in the fu
ture as in the present, and one hour yet to
come is worth many thousands or millions as
much as the moment that now i9. Instead,
therefore, of being in haste to consume, we
should consume sparingly and produce
abundantly. The ability to produce may
cease long before life terminates, and what
an ugly thing it would be to be cutoff in debt
to the world, and leave behind nothing, or less
than enough, to square accounts.
Tru& wisdom takes cognizance of time as
a ceaseless repetition of moments, and values
two moments at double the price of one It
prizes a } r ear as having twelve times the im
portance of a month ; a month as thirty times
that of a day, and so on. Moreover, it dis
tinguishes, on the same principle, between
time and eternity, and between a life which
is to end and one which is to endure forever.
What the preachers tell us of the folly—naj’,
the madness of bartering the life to come for
forbidden enjoyments and indulgences in this
life, is doubtless very true, and if true is very
Many persons are in perplexity on the sub
ject of miracles, ar.d find it difficult to credit
that water has been turned into wine, or death
transformed into life. But if time is an} r
thing at all, it furnishes an example of a
miracle constantly performed and constantly
repeated ; for to create a real something out
>f nothing and conceal the process is a
miracle of the highest order. In the produc
tion of time, the creative machinery, so to
speak, is always at work. Space is finished,
and is suggestive of Divinity at rest; time,
on the contrary, is incomplete, and seems to
emanate from a Divine activity that never
intermits. Of course, time has no depend
ence whatever on the bodies that are in space
•or on their movements or revolutions ; day
and night alternate, the seasons change, but
lime changes not; each movement is like
every other movement, ju9t as each part of
space is like every other part. And the whole
of space is in one and the same point of time,
and one and the same point of time is in
every point of space. The infinitely large,
which is space, is thus brought within the in
finitely brief, which is time, or the infinitely
brief is diffused so as to be co-extensive with
the infinitely large. The same moment of
time is everywhere at once, and thus time is
n literal emblem of Divinity in the great at
tribute of omnipresence. While we are in
actual contact with these two infinites, time
and space, and while in them we live and
move and have our being, why should we
feel that God is afar off? No matter how
much we desire privacy, we cannot withdraw
beyond the presence of the infinite. When
you enter j'our chamber and shut the door
and lock it, and blow out the light and make
all dark, time and space are there just the
same as they are here at this instant; and
wherever they are God can be and probably
is. And what company is God I Think of
having Him for your companion, your per
petual associate and attendant, and wonder
that you can ever be regardless of Ills pres
ence. If lie sees you commit an act of shame,
what will it avail that you are hidden from
nil mortal vision ? lam not seeking to alarm
your modesty, but to put your conscience on
the alert, and to make you realize that there
is no reason why God is not as wise touching
your every misdeed as you arc}’ourself, or as
time and space would be if they were living
intelligences. In fact, there is no certainty
that space is not spiritual and a part of the
all comprehensive and everlasting God ; or
that we are not literally in the hollow of God’s
In what I have said of onr eagerness to
consume, and to snatch from the future much
of that which belongs to it, I
have not meant to diparage any just claim of
the present to reasonable and moderate in
dulgence, nor to commend the practice of
hoarding for the mere sake of having and
keeping. What I wish to teach is that we
should at least stay even, and not feast on
what is yet to be earned or paid for—that we
should not mortgage the future to obtain
means to support the present, but, on the con
trar}', should endeavor to bring over from the
past more or less surplus, and thus provide,
in some degree, against the contingences and
casualties of the future. It would be most
unwise to deny ourselves what we can afford
and what we actually need. A man is far
more important than all he has or all he hopes
to have. Real excellence is internal not ex
ternal, and to exalt what we have above what
we are, would be to set the inferior over the
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development of human beings, including our
selves, is beyond all odds the highest end
which we can pursue. A world full of first
class men and women would be the richest
and most precious world that could exist.
What our children are is eve^’thing—what
fortune we may be able to leave them is not
immaterial, but is comparatively of little con
sequence if they are all right mentally,
morally and physically. It is far better to
have a worthy child than to be worth an im
mense estate. The Bible puts a high value
on children, nor docs it over rate, if they are
good ; but if they are vicious and depraved,
and will not amend, the trouble they occasion
is beyond the power of words to express.
Good children do not need any great abun
dance upon whiGh to begin life, and bad chil
dren do not deserve it, except upon the con
dition of reforming. The best service which
we can render to the young is to put them in
a condition to help themselves. The most
effective means of doing this yet discovered
arc correct moral and industrial training, to
gether with a liberal education. No human
being can be brought to his best state with-
out educating him. Asa violin must be put
in tune and kept in tune in order for it to
give out a fine strain of music, so a man or
woman must have the mental faculties de
veloped and harmonized by education, or the
conduct of life will, for the most part, be a
weak and discordant performance compared
with what it might be. To deny that educa
tion is beneficial is no less extravagant than
to require a musician to play without first
tuning his instrument. Indeed, with the hu
man instrument the being and keeping in
tune is the main concern, for as the chief
concert for which it is supposed to be design
ed is beyond this life, the capacity to make
good music there is of far greater importance
than all the music it makes or can make here.
Education promotes me.tal growth; and
full stature cannot be attained without it.
To be large minded ought to be desirable to
all. The size of the body is not very mate
rial, but who that can help it ought to be con
tent with a little mind ? Some have not the
opportunitj’ of acquiring an education, and of
course they must forego its advantages, and
do the best they can without it; but it is
utter folly to restrict education by voluntary
choice, either in degree or in the number who
are to share in its benefits. If every man
and woman were educated to the utmost,
there would still be enough inequality and
enough unlikeness. There is no danger that
the world will become idle and useless as
soon as the masses become learned. With
the spread of knowledge, methods of labor
will multiply and improve, so that the ratio
of production to labor will increase to such a
degree that the mere necessaries of life will
be easily supplied, and our great business
will not be to get money, but to get more
knowledge. Most probably, the reason why
money is so generally an object of pursuit
now, is simply to afford us occupation until
we can become enough enlightened to work
with equal ardor after knowledge. The lat
ter is a far higher and nobler prize to toil for,
and is destined to take its true place at the
stock exchange and in quotations of the
market. One scholar will hoe another's cab
bages, not for so many dollars per day, but
for so many ideas which have never occurred
before to any man, learned or unlearned, ex
cept the owner of the aforesaid cabbages. It
may be, too, that modes of supporting animal
life will be discovered which will put a stop
to the consumption of cabbages, and render
it quite needless to produce them except for
the purposes of ornament or to facilitate the
study of botany. If the work that is now
done to earn money, or money’s worth, could
be devoted to the acquisition of knowledge
and the spread of enlightenment, the increase
of wisdom would be so vast in a few genera
tions that to meet with an ignorant adult
would be more rare than it now is to find a
well informed child. It is to knowledge that
we must look for devising means to promote
its own increase. The more that is known
the more will be known, and the more rapidly
will fresh knowledge be acquired. If the
whole worlcl would search for truth, immense
stores of it would be discovered and our
wealth of knowledge would become great.
And still there would be no danger of ever
exhausting the material. Truth is so abun
dant that omniscience only can ever be mas
ter of it all.
I have heard with much pleasure of the
prosperity, past and present, of this Institute.
That so man}' of its former pupils have be
come teachers, and are engaged in that uso
ful and honorable vocation is especially grati
fying. Without competent and faithful teach
ers the progress of education would be slow
indeed. I trust that the classes now before
me will each contribute, in due time, their
full proportion to the great body of instruc
tors abroad in the land, and that other useful
and honorable walks of life will attract and
engage the rest. Above all, I 9hall rejoice if
no single pupil who has listened to this dis
course shall fail in that part of wisdom which
depends on virtue, for, say what we will in
praise of illumination, love is more precious
than light; it is better to be warm in a dim
chamber than to freeze in the glare of ten
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