The universe; a philosophical poem. With additions and notes by A. Crocker

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Էջ 14 - And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
Էջ 41 - Each seed includes a plant : that plant, again, Has other seeds, which other plants contain : Those other plants have all their seeds ; and those, More plants, again, successively inclose. ********* So Adam's loins contain'd his large posterity, All people that have been, and all that e'er shall be.
Էջ 10 - Come forth, O man, yon azure Round survey, And view those Lamps which yield eternal Day. Bring forth thy Glasses: clear thy wond'ring Eyes; Millions beyond the former Millions rise : Look farther :— Millions more blaze from remoter Skies: . . . And canst thou think, poor Worm!
Էջ 35 - Strange and amazing must the difference be, 'Twixt this dull planet and bright Mercury; Yet reason says, nor can we doubt at all, Millions of beings dwell on either ball, With constitutions fitted for that spot Where Providence, all-wise, has fixed their lot.
Էջ 17 - Or ought we not with reason to reply, Each lucid point which glows in yonder sky, Informs a system in the boundless space, And fills with glory its appointed place : With beams, unborrow'd, brightens other skies, And worlds, to thee unknown, with heat and life supplies.
Էջ 25 - First, Mercury, amidst full tides of light, Rolls next the sun, through his small circle bright ; Our earth would blaze beneath so fierce a ray, And all its marble mountains melt away.
Էջ 26 - ... can't endure : Our earth would blaze beneath fo fierce a ray, And all its marble mountains melt away. Fair Venus, next, fulfils her larger round, With fofter beams, and milder glory crown'd. Friend to mankind, me glitters from afar, Now the bright ev'ning, now the morning fiar. More diftant ftill, our earth comes rolling...
Էջ 49 - The wond'rous change which is ordain'd for thee. Thou too shalt leave thy reptile form behind, And mount the skies, a pure etherial mind, There range among the stars, all bright and un[confin'd.
Էջ 48 - And courts the fair ones thro' the verdant Groves. How glorious now! How chang'd since Yesterday! When on the Ground, a crawling Worm it lay, Where ev'ry Foot might tread its Soul away ! Who rais'd it thence ? And bid it range the Skies ? Gave its rich Plumage, and its brilliant Dyes ? 'Twas God : — Its God and thine, O Man, and He In this thy Fellow-Creature lets thee see, The wond'rous Change which is ordain'd for thee.
Էջ 48 - Sips from each flower, and breathes the vernal skies. Its splendid plumes, in graceful order, show The various glories of the painted bow ; Where love directs, a libertine it roves, And courts the fair ones through the verdant groves.

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