An essay towards a natural history of the earth, and terrestrial bodies, especially minerals: as also of the sea, rivers, and springs. With an account of the universal deluge: and of the effects that it had upon the earth (Google eBook)
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Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific Culture in Early ...
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Page 294 - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night ; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days,
Page 275 - And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind; and God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Page 277 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold; and the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
Page 293 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Page 273 - And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Page 113 - And the LORD smelled a sweet savour ; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Page 86 - Gravity finking not down till laffof all, fettling at the Surface of the Sediment, and. covering all the reft. That the. Matter...
Page 205 - ... corpuscles which lye loose in its way, and are withal so small as to be able to pass those interstices ; forcing them along with it into the perpendicular intervalls ; to which it naturally directs its course, as finding there a ready exit and discharge, being partly exhaled thence up into the atmosphere, and partly flowing forth upon the surface of the earth, and forming springs and rivers. " That the water which falls upon the surface of the earth in rain, bears also some, tho...
Page 100 - And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.
Page 31 - Particles thereof, together with those of the Earth, Chalk, and the rest, as also Shells, and all other Animal and Vegetable Bodies, were taken up into, and sustained in, the Water ; that at length all these subsided again promiscuously, and without any other order than that of the different...