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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
How terribly bad looking-glasses distort the countenance the man who looks into one of them sees his hair disheveled, his forehead smutty, his nose blotched, his eyes out of line, and a dozen other imaginary mischiefs. How like to those morbid, melancholy dispositions which pervert everything into gloom, and compel the most lovely characters to write bitter things against themselves! They may also be likened to depraved judgments, which lead men to impute deformity, to perfection, and to censure even innocence itself. It were well if all these good-for-nothing mirrors could be smashed to atoms, and the truth-reflecting glass of the word of God hung up in their places.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Disposition: Distorting'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/d/disposition-distorting.html. 1870.