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27 > Page 27 of Address delivered at the anniversary celebration of the birth of Spurzheim : and the organization of the Boston Phrenological Society, January 1, 1838 / by Elisha Bartlett.

27 benevolent God. All these varied and beautiful relationships and adaptations have been rendered, by the clear and new light which Phrenology has shed upon the faculties of the mind, more manifest and more wonderful than they had ever before appeared. I pass by this theme with reluctance. Many voices are calling out to us to stop,-many hands beckon to us to pause and to ponder it. COLOR holds to our eyes her prism, and asks us to look,-TUNE touches her harp-strings, and invites us to listen. The connexion which the Creator has seen fit to establish, duringthe present state of our existence, between the mental and the physical constitution of man,-imparting, as this connexion does, to bodily labor the dignity of moral action, -and making, as this connexion so manifestly does, obedience to the physiological laws a moral duty;-the relation between the knowing and reasoning powers, on the one hand, and the properties and laws of the entire universe of matter, on the other,-accurately adapted, as this relation is, to excite and de- velope the perceptive and reflective faculties,-demonstrating, as it does, the constantly and illimitably progressive character of science and knowledge;-the delightful correspondence which exists between all our social faculties, on the one hand, and our social relations, and the discipline of life, on the other, transforming evil into good, endowing it with a blessed and beneficent ministry;-between ideality and all forms and ex- pressions, in nature and in art, in spirit and in matter, of the beautiful;-between marvellousness, and all that wonder and mystery of man's being and environment, which science, in- stead of dissipating and clearing up, only deepens and increases; -between veneration, and whatever is exalted above us,-its worthiest and truest object being none else than God himself;- between that supremacy of the moral and religious sentiments, which the Father of our spirits has instituted, and the continual advancement in all happiness and well-being of humanity,- thus rendering this advancement not probable, but certain,-the necessary and inevitable result of man's constitution:-all these, and many other like considerations, are crowding upon