"You would describe yourself as a mere pagan philosopher," I said.
I am not a pagan, but a Christian philosopher — a follower of the sect of Jesus.
I saw he was of the material from which nature hews her heroes — Christian and Pagan — her lawgivers, her statesmen, her conquerors: a steadfast bulwark for great interests to rest upon; but, at the fireside, too often a cold cumbrous column, gloomy and out of place.
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