Little Journeys to Homes of Great Scientists ...: Copernicus. Galileo. Sir Isaac Newton. Humboldt. Sir William Herschel. Charles Darwin

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The Roycrofters, 1905 - Scientists

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Page 8 - Praise ye the Lord. PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
Page 2 - I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition, They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins, They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God. Not one is dissatisfied, not one is demented with the mania of owning things, Not one kneels to another, nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago, Not one is respectable or unhappy over the whole earth.
Page 94 - CO. /CONSIDER what you have in the smallest chosen ^~^ library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their learning and wisdom.
Page 182 - I asserted — and I repeat — that a man has no reason to be ashamed of having an ape for his grandfather. If there were an ancestor whom I should feel shame in recalling it would rather be a man — a man of restless and versatile intellect — who, not content with an equivocal success in his own sphere of activity, plunges into scientific questions with which he has no real acquaintance...
Page 58 - The opinion of the earth's motion is of all heresies the most abominable, the most pernicious, the most scandalous ; the immovability of the earth is thrice sacred ; argument against the immortality of the soul, the existence of God, and the incarnation, should be tolerated sooner than an argument to prove that the earth moves.
Page 64 - Observe their humours. 2. Suit your own carriage thereto, by which insinuation you will make their converse more free and open. 3. Let your...
Page 156 - We are told by men of science that all the ventures of mariners on the sea, all that counter-marching of tribes and races that confounds old history with its dust and rumour, sprang from nothing more abstruse than the laws of supply and demand, and a certain natural instinct for cheap rations. To any one thinking deeply, this will seem a dull and pitiful explanation.
Page 11 - For over fourteen centuries it was the textbook for the best astronomers. <JIt taught that the earth was the center of the universe, and that the sun and the planets revolve around it.
Page 29 - This therefore being granted, methinks that in the discussion of natural problems we ought not to begin at the authority of texts of Scripture...
Page 64 - It is safer to commend any thing more than it deserves, than to discommend a thing soe much as it deserves ; for commendations meet not soe often with oppositions, or, at least, are not usually...

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