Top left corner] institutional pencil inscription:
"*41-6024". Upper to lower leaf] ink inscription, with pencil underlines:
"'In life he appears as a true
Philosopheras a wise man in the highest
sense. He stands firm to his point; he goes on his way inflexibly; and while he
exalts the lower to himself, while he makes
the ignorant, the poor, the sick, partakers of
his wisdom, of his riches, of his strength, he, on
the other hand, in no wise conceals his divine
origin; he dares to equal himself with God;
nay, to declare that he himself is God.
In this manner he is wont from
youth upwards to astound his familiar friends; of these he gains a part to his
own cause; irritates the rest against
him; and shows to all men, who are
aiming at a certain elevation in doctrine
and life, what they have to look for from the world.
And thus, for the nobler portion
of mankind, his walk and conversation are
even more instructive and profitable than
his death; for to those trials every one is
called, to this trial but a few.'"
1:37-44] pencil score.
Page heading] pencil x.
2:1-22] pencil broken score.
2:34-37] pencil arced score and scored circle. Bottom margin] pencil scored circle and annotation:
"This leading question seems evaded in the
Upper leaf] ink inscription:
"'Who well considers the Christian
religion, would think that God
meant to keep it in the dark
from our understandings, and make
it turn upon the motions of our
Top right corner] institutional label. Middle leaf] ink inscription:
"'If we can conceive it possible that the
creator of the world himself assumed the form
of his creature, and lived in that manner for
a time upon earth, this creature must seem
to us of infinite perfection, because sus-
ceptible of such a combination with his maker.
Hence, in our idea of man there can be
no inconsistency with our idea of God; and
if we often feel a certain disagreement with
Him and remoteness from Him, it is but the
more on that account our duty, not like
advocates of the wicked Spirit, to keep our
eyes continually on the nakedness and
wickedness of our nature; but rather
to seek out every property and beauty, by
which our pretension to a similarity with
the Divinity may be made good.'"