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Page 12 - 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.
Page 39 - 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.
Page 8 - 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!
Page 33 - 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.
Page 15 - 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.
Page 23 - 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.
Page 24 - ... 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...
Page 47 - 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.
Page 46 - 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.