The Life and Correspondence of William Buckland, D.D., F.R.S.: Sometime Dean of Westminster, Twice President of the Geological Society, and First President of the British Association

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J. Murray, 1894 - Geologists - 288 pages
 

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Page 35 - Biron they call him ; but a merrier man, Within the limit of becoming mirth, I never spent an hour's talk withal : His eye begets occasion for his wit ; For every object that the one doth catch The other turns to a mirth-moving jest, Which his fair tongue, conceit's expositor, Delivers in such apt and gracious words That aged ears play truant at his tales And younger hearings are quite ravished ; So sweet and...
Page 119 - But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
Page 216 - Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
Page 206 - O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Page 165 - I have a poser for you. Can you tell me what is the power that is driving that train?" " Well," said the other, " I suppose it is one of your big engines." "But what drives the engine?" " Oh, very likely a canny Newcastle driver.
Page 166 - It is nothing else," said the engineer; "it is light bottled up in the earth for tens of thousands of years — light, absorbed by plants and vegetables, being necessary for the condensation of carbon during the process of their growth, if it be not carbon in another form — and now, after being buried in the earth for long ages in fields of coal, that latent light is again brought forth and liberated, made to work, as in that locomotive, for great human purposes.
Page 213 - The Historian or the Antiquary may have traversed the fields of ancient or of modern battles; and may have pursued the line of march of triumphant Conquerors, whose armies trampled down the most mighty kingdoms of the world. The winds and storms have utterly obliterated the ephemeral impressions of their course. Not a track remains of a single foot, or a single hoof, of all the countless millions of men and beasts whose progress spread desolation over the earth. But the Reptiles, that crawled upon...
Page 164 - Sir Robert Peel was made acquainted with the plot, and adroitly introduced the subject of the controversy after dinner. The result was, that in the argument which followed the man of science was overcome by the man of law, and Sir William Follett had at all points the mastery over Dr. Buckland. ' What do you say, Mr. Stephenson ? ' asked Sir Robert, laughing. 'Why...
Page 192 - We may fairly ask of those persons who consider physical science a fit subject for revelation, what point they can imagine short of a communication of Omniscience, at which such a revelation might have stopped, without imperfections of omission, less in degree, but similar in kind, to that which they impute to the existing narrative of Moses...
Page 214 - Not a track remains of a single foot, or a single hoof, of all the countless millions 1 Bridgewater, vol. i., chap. xiv. of men and beasts whose progress spread desolation over the earth. But the Reptiles that crawled upon the halffinished surface of our infant planet, have left memorials of their passage, enduring and indelible.

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