Versatile Uniformity

The Life of Jacob Revius (1586-1658) The polymath or Renaissance man, so common in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, is a rarity today. The ideal expresses a culture of versatility which we have come to view with suspicion these days. A scientist who seeks to be politically active or a painter who wishes to write…

Temptation

have prayed, O great God, for thy mercy, But ah! thou hast denied it to me in my distress. I have cried out for thy unstinting kindness, But felt it not when things went ill with me. Wrestled I have and striven to gain thy love, But have awaited it in vain for all too…