Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe, Tom 2

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Strona 68 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth...
Strona 68 - Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. 21 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God.
Strona 68 - Lord, how manifold are Thy works ! In wisdom hast Thou made them all : The earth is full of Thy riches. So is this great and wide sea, Wherein are things creeping innumerable, Both small and great beasts. There go the ships : There is leviathan, whom Thou hast made to play therein.
Strona 68 - The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir-trees are her house.
Strona 31 - Nature, which was so faithfully reflected in their poetic works, we cannot fail to remark with surprise how few traces are to be met among them of the sentimental interest with which we, in modern times, attach ourselves to the individual characteristics of natural scenery. The Greek poet is certainly, in the highest degree, correct, faithful, and circumstantial in his descriptions of Nature, but his heart has no more share in his words than if he were treating of a garment, a shield, or a suit of...
Strona 310 - In consequence of the precession of the equinoxes, the starry heavens are continually changing their aspect from every portion of the earth's surface. The early races of mankind beheld in the far north the glorious constellations of the southern hemisphere rise before them, which, after remaining long invisible, will again appear in those latitudes after a lapse of thousands of years. .... The Southern Cross began to become invisible in 52° 30...
Strona 68 - He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the field : the wild asses quench their thirst.
Strona 26 - Western nations at the close of the fifteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth century.
Strona 68 - Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment; who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain; who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters; who maketh the clouds his chariot; who walketh upon the wings of the wind; who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire. Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.

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