The Reign of Law

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G. Routledge, 1873 - Cosmology - 462 pages
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Page 30 - My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written; Which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Page 104 - The electric organs of fishes offer another case of special difficulty; for it is impossible to conceive by what steps these wondrous organs have been produced.
Page 265 - Thus, whatever system of organs be studied, the comparison of their modifications in the ape series leads to one and the same result — that the structural differences which separate man from the gorilla and the chimpanzee are not so great as those which separate the gorilla from the lower apes.
Page 219 - His theory seems to be far better than a mere theory — to be an established scientific truth — in so far as it accounts, in part at least, for the success and establishment and spread of new forms when they have arisen.
Page 128 - The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
Page 72 - All bodies attract each other directly as the mass, and inversely as the square of the distance.
Page 334 - During that period," wrote the Duke of Argyll of the nineteenth century, "two great discoveries have been made in the Science of Government : the one is the immense advantage of abolishing restrictions upon trade ; the other is the absolute necessity of imposing restrictions on labour.
Page 348 - The mill-owners collected, as apprentices, boys and girls, youths and men, and women, of all ages. In very many cases no provision adequate, or even decent, was provided for their accommodation. The hours of labor were excessive. The ceaseless and untiring agency of machines kept no reckoning of the exhaustion of human nerves. The factory system had not been many years in operation when its effects were seen. A whole generation were growing up under conditions of physical degeneracy, of mental ignorance,...
Page 167 - I never saw any other bird where the force of its wings appeared (as in a butterfly) so powerful in proportion to the weight of its body. When hovering by a flower, its tail is constantly expanded and shut like a fan, the body being kept in a nearly vertical position.
Page 129 - Ser Federigo thought not of the chase; The tender vision of her lovely face, I will not say he seems to see, he sees...

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