Geology and Mineralogy Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume 1

Lea & Blanchard, 1841 - 87 pages

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Page 170 - O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Page 439 - Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
Page 27 - And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day, and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Page 423 - I might possibly answer, that, for any thing I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever: nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place ; I should hardly think of the answer which I had before given, that, for any thing I knew, the watch might have always been there.
Page 392 - The HISTORY and DESCRIPTION of FOSSIL FUEL, the COLLIERIES and COAL TRADE of GREAT BRITAIN. By the Author of " Treatise on Manufactures in Metal,
Page 161 - ... swan, and occasionally darting it down at the fish which happened to float within its reach...
Page 22 - Moses; but does Moses ever say, that when God created the heavens and the earth, he did more at the time alluded to than transform, them out of previously existing materials? Or does he ever say, that there was not an interval of many ages...
Page 3 - On the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation ; illustrating such work by all reasonable arguments, as for instance, the variety and formation of God's creatures in the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms ; the effect of digestion and thereby of conversion ; the construction of the hand of man, and an...
Page 26 - ... [I defy him, without an assistant, quoth Dr. Slop.] " In other matters, we may be deceived by false appearances ; and, as the wise man complains, hardly do we guess aright at the things that are upon the earth, and with labour do we find the things that are before us. But...
Page 299 - ... we infer, that had it differed materially from its actual condition, it might have so far affected the rays of light, that a corresponding difference from the eyes of existing crustaceans would have been found in the organs on which the impressions of such rays were then received. ' Regarding light itself also, we learn, from the resemblance of these most ancient...

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