Paradise Found: The Cradle of the Human Race at the North Pole; a Study of the Prehistoric World

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1885 - Aards Paradijs - 505 pages
Treatise on ancient, medieval and modern cosmologic, ethnologic, geologic and religious thought concerning Eden and the North Pole as a centre of distribution for animal and plant species.

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Page 27 - And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
Page 204 - For promotion cometh neither from the east, Nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: He putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Page 128 - How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Page 366 - It seems certain, that, according to the natural progress of human thought, the ignorant multitude must first entertain some groveling and familiar notion of superior powers, before they stretch their conception to that perfect Being, who bestowed order on the whole frame of nature. We may as reasonably imagine, that men inhabited palaces before huts and cottages, or studied geometry before agriculture; as assert that the Deity appeared to them a pure spirit, omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent,...
Page 5 - There are great indications of this being the terrestrial paradise ; for its site coincides with the opinion of the holy and wise theologians whom I have mentioned : and, moreover, the other evidences agree with the supposition ; for I have never either read or heard of fresh water coming in so large a quantity in close conjunction •with the water of the sea.
Page 161 - There are ten winter months there, two summer months ; and those are cold for the waters, cold for the earth, cold for the trees.
Page 366 - Being, by reasoning from the frame' of nature, they could never possibly leave that belief, in order to embrace polytheism ; but the same principles of reason, which at first produced and diffused over mankind, so magnificent an opinion, must be able, with greater facility, to preserve it. The first invention and proof of any doctrine is much more difficult than the supporting...
Page 155 - ... of God. But the books of evil deeds, nasty to look upon, shall be cast into the balance of darkness, with which the scale shall lightly ascend by the justice of the most high God. He must also believe that there is a real way, extended over the middle of hell, which is sharper than a sword and finer than a hair, over which all must pass.
Page 6 - I think that if the river mentioned does not proceed from the terrestrial paradise, it comes from an immense tract of land situated in the south, of which no knowledge has been hitherto obtained.
Page 282 - ... the fairest of their precious gifts; but to those who had no eye to see the true happiness, they...

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