The simplicity of the creation; or, The astronomical monument of the blessed Virgin, a new theory of the solar system

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Page 62 - THERE is in souls a sympathy with sounds, And as the mind is pitch'd the ear is pleased With melting airs or martial, brisk or grave; Some chord in unison with what we hear Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies.
Page 94 - And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Page 71 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Page 95 - ... fluids; and hence it is that the bulk of the solid earth is continually increased; and the fluids, if they are not supplied from without, must be in a continual decrease, and quite fail at last. I suspect, moreover, that it is chiefly from the comets that spirit comes, which is indeed the smallest but...
Page 68 - Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.
Page 100 - Swieten and others at different periods, it appears that the north pole of the needle begins to turn westward at seven or eight o'clock in the morning, and continues to deviate in that direction till about two o'clock, when it becomes stationary, and soon begins to turn eastward, arriving at the position it had in the morning, at the same hour in the evening.
Page 71 - All the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Page 107 - In many instances in which opportunity of observing the magnetic needle during an earthquake has presented itself, an alteration in its direction for the time has been observed. . . . More remarkable, however, are the changes in the direction of the dip and variation needles, which take place at a distance from the place where the earthquake was observed, and at a place where the shock itself is not perceptible. As, for instance, in Paris, on the 19th February and 31st May, 1822, simultaneously with...
Page 112 - No objection, says he, ariseth to that great luminary being inhabited ; vegetation may obtain there, as well as with us. There may be water and dry land, hills and dales, rain and fair weather, and as the...
Page 48 - It was proved by several experiments that the motion depended entirely upon the magnetism, and not upon the electrical inductive power of the magnet ; for masses of soft iron, or of other metals, produced no effect. The electrical arc or column of flame was more easily affected by the magnet, and its motion was more rapid, when it passed through dense than through rarefied air ; and in this case the conducting medium, or chain of aeriform particles was much shorter.

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