Electricity and the Electric Telegraph: Together with the Chemistry of the Stars; an Argument Touching the Stars and Their Inhabitants

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852 - 127

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Strona 20 - There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differeth from another star in glory.
Strona 21 - Oh dream of joy! is this indeed The lighthouse top I see? Is this the hill? is this the kirk? Is this mine own countree? We drifted o'er the harbour-bar, And I with sobs did pray— 'O let me be awake, my God! Or let me sleep alway.
Strona 19 - All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
Strona 28 - This remarkable fact has seemed to many to justify the belief, that other worlds have been constructed out of the same materials as our own. It is thus, for example, turned to account by the author of the " Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation.
Strona 37 - Although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract to-night : It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden, Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be, Ere one can say — It lightens.
Strona 22 - Three features principally strike us as necessarily productive of extraordinary diversity in the provisions by which, if they be, like our earth, inhabited, animal life must be supported. These are, first, the difference in their respective supplies of light and heat from the sun ; secondly, the...
Strona 27 - I with a new one : it is so well worth taking a journey for, that if the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.
Strona 22 - ... in the intensities of the gravitating forces which must subsist at their surfaces, or the different ratios which, on their several globes, the inertia of bodies must bear to their weights ; and, thirdly, the difference in the nature of the materials of which, from what we know of their mean density, we have every reason to believe they consist.
Strona 10 - ... for anything experience has hitherto taught us, the number of the stars may be really infinite, in the only sense in which we can assign a meaning to the word.
Strona 20 - fulness of him that filleth all in all ' is of its essence inexhaustible, as we perhaps best realise when all metaphor is set aside, and we reflect on the one quality that belongs to God's attributes; namely, that they are Infinite. It is part of his kindness to us, that he never lets us lose sight of this great prerogative of his nature, but, alike by suns and by atoms, teaches us that his power and his wisdom have no bounds. It cannot be that he reveals himself otherwise in the oceans of space....

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