Collected Essays, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1900 - Science
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Page 232 - Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita, Mi ritrovai per una selva oscura Che la diritta via era smarrita.
Page 417 - Our Place among Infinities : A Series of Essays contrasting our Little Abode in Space and Time with the Infinities Around us.
Page 417 - Other Worlds than Ours ; The Plurality of Worlds Studied under the Light of Recent Scientific Researches.
Page 231 - When I reached intellectual maturity and began to ask myself whether I was an atheist, a theist, or a pantheist ; a materialist or an idealist ; a Christian or a freethinker I found that the more I learned and reflected, the less ready was the answer; until, at last, I came to the conclusion that I had neither art nor part with any of these denominations, except the last. The one thing in which most of these good people were agreed was the one thing in which I differed from them. They were quite...
Page 287 - Thou seest, brother, how many thousands there are among the Jews of them which have believed; and they are all zealous for the law: and they have been informed concerning thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, telling them not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.
Page 196 - We have no bread. And Jesus perceiving it saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? do ye not yet perceive, neither understand? have ye your heart hardened? Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not ? and do ye not remember ? When I brake the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces took ye up ? They say unto him, Twelve.
Page 416 - HORSE; A Study in Natural History. By * WILLIAM H. FLOWER, CB, Director in the British Natural History Museum. With 27 Illustrations. " The author admits that there are 3,800 separate treatises on the horse already published. but he thinks...
Page 416 - The author admits that there are 3,800 separate treatises on the horse already published, but he thinks that he can add something to the amount of useful information now before the public, and that something not heretofore written will be found in this book. The volume gives a large amount of information, both scientific and practical, on the noble animal of which it treats.
Page 201 - ... delusion in .themselves ; of such undoubted integrity, as to place them beyond all suspicion of any design to deceive others ; of such credit and reputation in the eyes of mankind, as to have a great deal to lose in case of their being detected in any falsehood ; and at the same time, attesting facts, performed in such a public manner, and in so celebrated a part of the World, as to render the detection unavoidable: All which circumstances are requisite to give us a full assurance in the testimony...

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