C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


The natural language of gesture is God’s language. We did not invent it. Surely natural language is the language of nature; and these gestures which make us hang the head, and give us the erect attitude, are proclamations made, not by the will of man, but by the will of that Power which has co-ordinated all things, and given them harmony with each other, and never causes an instinct to utter a lie.

Joseph Cook.