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

Carey, Lea and Blanchard, 1837

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Page 431 - 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 28 - Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : thou takest away- their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created : and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Page 413 - In crossing a heath, suppose I pitched my foot against a stone, and were asked how the stone came to be there. I might possibly answer, that for anything 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.
Page 5 - 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 infinite variety of other arguments ; as also by discoveries...
Page 155 - ... swan, and occasionally darting it down at the fish which happened to float within its reach...
Page 162 - 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 26 - 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 betwixt the first act of creation, described in the first verse of the book of Genesis, and said to have been performed at the beginning; and those more detailed operations, the account of which commences at the second verse, and which are described to us as having...
Page 332 - Coal mines are overhung. The roof is covered as with a canopy of gorgeous tapestry, enriched with festoons of most graceful foliage, flung in wild irregular profusion over every portion of its surface.
Page 20 - geology, in the magnitude and sublimity of the objects of which it treats, undoubtedly ranks, in the scale of the sciences, next to astronomy...
Page 427 - Thy creatures have been my books, but thy Scriptures much more. I have sought thee in the courts, fields, and gardens ; but I have found thee in thy temples.

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