The Life of James Clerk Maxwell: With Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Writings

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Macmillan and Company, 1884 - Biography & Autobiography - 421 pages
An Unabridged, Digitally Enlarged Printing Of The Revised Edition With Selections From His Correspondence And Writings To Include The Cambridge Essays.

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Page 237 - When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him?
Page 110 - Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him for ever.
Page 277 - For an ye heard a music, like enow They are building still, seeing the city is built To music, therefore never built at all, And therefore built for ever.
Page 237 - But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
Page 316 - If life be long I will be glad, That I may long obey : If short, yet why should I be sad To soar to endless day...
Page 272 - In the heavens we discover by their light, and by their light alone, stars so distant from each other that no material thing can ever have passed from one to another; and yet this light, which is to us the sole evidence of the existence of these distant worlds, tells us also that each of them is built up of molecules of the same kind as those which we find on earth.
Page 239 - The Gods, who haunt The lucid interspace of world and world, Where never creeps a cloud, or moves a wind, Nor ever falls the least white star of snow, Nor ever lowest roll of thunder moans, Nor sound of human sorrow mounts to mar Their sacred everlasting calm!
Page 237 - Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the Lord, O my soul. Praise ye the Lord.
Page 408 - THE tendrils of my soul are twined With thine, though many a mile apart, And thine in close-coiled circuits wind Around the needle of my heart. " Constant as Daniell, strong as Grove, Ebullient through its depths like Smee, My heart pours forth its tide of love, And all its circuits close in thee. " O tell me, when along the line From my full heart the message flows, What currents are induced in thine ? One click from thee will end my woes.
Page 16 - And, supported by such evidence, I may hope to win belief for a reminiscence which I might else have shrunk from mentioning. I distinctly remember his telling me, during his early manhood, that his first recollection was that of lying on the grass before his father's house, and looking at the sun, and wondering.

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