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A QUARTERLY JOURNAL
RELIGIOUS THOUGHT AND LIFE.
“Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is
“ The hour cometb, when ye sball neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jeru-
But the hour cometh, and now is, when
WILLIAMS & NORGATE, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN,
AND at 20, South PREDEKICK STREET, EDINBURGH.
No. XLIV.-JANUARY, 1874.
I.-HETEROPATHY, AVERSION, SYMPATHY.
By W. E. H. Lecky. London. 1869.
W. J. Thornton. London. 1873.
THERE is perhaps no human emotion which may not be described as infectious or epidemic, quite as justly as idiopathic or endemic. We “catch” cheerfulness or depression, courage or terror, love or hatred, cruelty or pity, from a gay or a mournful, a brave or a cowardly, an affectionate or malicious, a brutal or tender-hearted associate, fully as often as such feelings are generated in our own souls by the incidents of our personal experience. In the case of individuals of cold and weak temperaments, it may even be doubted whether they would ever hate, were not the poisoned shafts of an enemy's looks to convey the venom to their veins ; nor love, did not the kiss of a lover kindle the unlighted fuel in their hearts. The sight of heroic daring stirs the blood of the poltroon to bravery, and