World Relations: Man and the Cosmic Principle (Google eBook)

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The author, 1899 - 155 pages
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Page 150 - What modes of sight betwixt each wide extreme, The mole's dim curtain, and the lynx's beam: Of smell, the headlong lioness between, And hound sagacious on the tainted green; Of hearing, from the life that fills the flood, To that which warbles through the vernal •wood; The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line...
Page 151 - All Nature is but art, unknown to thee All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony not understood; All partial evil, universal good: And, spite of pride, in erring reason's spite, One truth is clear, Whatever is, is right.
Page 150 - Twixt that, and Reason, what a nice barrier! For ever separate, yet for ever near ! Remembrance and Reflection how allied ! What thin partitions Sense from Thought divide ! And middle natures, how they long to join, Yet never pass th...
Page 155 - Lo ! the world is rich in blessings : Earth and ocean, flame and wind, Have unnumbered secrets still, To be ransacked when you will, For the service of mankind. Science is a child as yet, And her power and scope shall grow, And her triumphs in the future Shall diminish toil and woe...
Page 151 - See through this air, this ocean, and this earth, All matter quick, and bursting into birth! Above, how high progressive life may go ! Around, how wide ! how deep extend below ! Vast chain of being! which from God began; Natures ethereal, human, angel, man, Beast, bird, fish, insect, what no eye can see, No glass can reach; from infinite to thee; From thee to nothing...
Page 17 - gainst multitudes to fight; You must be wrong; the World is in the right. What is this World? — A term which men have got To signify, not one in ten knows what; A term, which with no more precision passes To point out herds of men than herds of asses; In common use no more it means, we find, Than many fools in same opinions join'd.
Page 150 - Of hearing, from the life that fills the flood To that which warbles through the vernal wood ! The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine ! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line ; In the nice bee what...
Page 106 - There is, then, in the present state of the known world, a tendency towards the conversion of all physical energy into the sole form of heat. '• Heat, moreover, tends to diffuse itself uniformly by conduction and radiation, until all matter shall have acquired the same temperature. "There is, consequently, Professor Thomson concludes, so far as we understand the present condition of the universe, a tendency towards a state in which all physical energy will be in the...
Page 106 - Thomson concludes, so far as we understand the present condition of the universe, a tendency towards a state in which all physical energy will be in the state of heat, and that heat so diffused that all matter will be at the same temperature; so that there will be an end of all physical phenomena.
Page 106 - There is consequently, so far as we understand the present condition of the universe, a tendency towards a state in which all physical energy will be in the' state of heat, and that heat so diffused that all matter will be at the same temperature. So that there will be an end of all physical phenomena.

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