The Curious Mirror, Part 1

It is said that among the curiosities displayed at the Exhibition in Paris, was a large concave mirror, the instrument of a startling species of optical magic.  On standing close to the mirror and looking in to it, it presents nothing but a magnificent exhibition of your own physiognomy.  On retiring a little it give you your own face and figure, but reversed; the head downwards.  But move still further and you see yourself, not as a reflection,  but your veritable self, standing in the middle part between you and the mirror.  The effect is almost appalling, from the idea its suggests of something supernatural; so startling in fact, that the bravest men will shrink involuntarily at the first view.

But is not time, when opportunity is given for reflection, and the eye of conscience is directed at one’s own image, just such a mirror as this?

Continued on Thursday!!


About William Moore

I am a Christian, saved and living by God's grace. I am doing this blog on a book called, "The World of Religious Anecdote," or, as I like to call it, "Christian Anecdotes." The reason why I am doing this blog, on a book, instead of about myself, is because there are so many unedifying things in the world, so that we, as Christians, need to take the world and subdue it for our Lord. I believe and hope that is what I am doing here, in this blog. I try to do my posts twice a week, in order to keep the flow going. I hope you enjoy reading, learning, and sharing this book, "Christian Anecdotes."
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