The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Volume 19

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Page 274 - The only distinct meaning of the word " [natural], said Butler, " is stated, fixed or settled; since what is natural as much requires and presupposes an intelligent agent to render it so, ie to effect it continually, or at stated times, as what is supernatural or miraculous
Page 28 - And for thy walls, a pretty slight drollery, or the story of the prodigal. or the German hunting in waterwork, is worth a thousand of these bed-hangings and these fly-bitten tapestries.
Page 123 - ultimate reality of things, and to enjoy the blessedness of actual communion with the Highest. The first is the philosophic side of mysticism; the second, its religious side. The first effort is theoretical or speculative; the second, practical. The thought that is most intensely present with the mystic is that 1
Page 129 - of the mutilation of Uranus, the cannibalism of Cronus, who swallowed his own children, and the like. " Among the lowest tribes of Africa and America we hardly .find anything more hideous and revolting." Max Müller refers the beginning of his system of mythology to the discovery- of the connexion
Page 246 - He is there represented as joining his boon companions in the Elysian fields " still haunted with the sharp and satirical spirit that followed him here upon earth." Had his patrons understood their duty, he would not, he said, have shortened his days by keeping company with pickled herrings. It may therefore be reasonably supposed that he died from
Page 125 - As the little water-drop poured into a large measure of wine seems to lose its own nature entirely and to take on both the taste and the colour of the wine; or as iron heated red-hot loses its own appearance and glows like fire; or as air filled with sunlight is transformed into the same brightness so that it
Page 274 - the universe, whose capacities . . . may be so extensive, as that the whole Christian dispensation may to them appear natural, ie analogous or conformable to God's dealings with other
Page 284 - the Armada, and the very inaccurate knowledge existing of the positions of the heavenly bodies themselves fully justified the quaintly expressed advice given in a nautical work of repute at the time, where the writer observes, " Now there be some that arc very inquisitive to have a way to get the longitude, but that is too tedious for seamen, since it
Page 131 - We may believe that ancient and early tribes framed gods like themselves in action and in experience, and that the allegorical element in myths is the addition of later peoples who had attained to purer ideas of divinity, yet dared not reject the
Page 40 - of January 1841, and educated there, at Edinburgh high school and at the universities of Edinburgh and Berlin. In 1867 he entered the British Museum as an assistant in the department of Greek and Roman antiquities under Sir Charles Newton, whom he succeeded in 1886. His younger brother, George Robert

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