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Page 197 - ... made ; Those are pearls that were his eyes : Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.
Page 373 - ... diminution of his store. Measured by our largest terrestrial standards, such a reservoir of power is infinite ; but it is our privilege to rise above these standards, and to regard the sun himself as a speck in infinite extension, — a mere drop in the universal sea. We analyze the space in which he is immersed, and which is the vehicle of his power.
Page 373 - The natural philosopher of to-day may dwell amid conceptions which beggar those of Milton. So great and grand are they, that, in the contemplation of them, a certain force of character is requisite to preserve us from bewilderment.
Page 373 - The law of conservation rigidly excludes both creation and annihilation. Waves may change to ripples and ripples to waves, — magnitude may be substituted for number, and number for magnitude, — asteroids may aggregate to suns, suns may resolve themselves into florae and faunae, and florae and faunae melt in air, — the flux of power is eternally the same.
Page 447 - He went so far as to express it as his decided conviction that by far the greater part of the propensities which are generally supposed to be instinctive are not implanted in animals by Nature, but are the results of long experience acquired and accumulated through many generations, so as, in the course of time, to assume the character of instinct.
Page 205 - It may be said that, so far from having a materialistic tendency, the supposed introduction into the earth at successive geological periods of life — sensation — instinct — the intelligence of the higher mammalia bordering on reason — and lastly the improvable reason of Man himself, presents us with a picture " of the ever-increasing dominion of mind over matter.
Page 74 - Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star.
Page 138 - The wisdom of God receives small honour from those vulgar heads that rudely stare about, and with a gross rusticity admire his works : those highly magnify him, whose judicious inquiry into his acts, and deliberate research into his creatures, return the duty of a devout and learned admiration.
Page 114 - The ousel-cock, so black of hue, With orange-tawny bill, The throstle with his note so true, The wren with little quill Tita.