Employment for the Microscope. In Two Parts: Likewise a Description of the Microscope Used in These Experiments .... An examination of salts and saline substances, their amazing configurations and crystals, as formed under the eye of the observer .... An account of various animalcules never before described ...

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R. Dodsley, 1753 - 442 páginas
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Página 38 - ... even so very hard as never to wear or break in pieces ; no ordinary power being able to divide what God himself made one, in the first creation. While the particles continue entire, they may compose bodies of one and the same nature and texture in all ages ; but should they wear away or break in pieces, the nature of things depending on them would be changed.
Página 304 - ... convex on the side next the body, but gradually opening and turning outwards, so as to leave a considerable area within the outer extremities of the arms. And when thus extended, by giving them a vibrating motion, the creature can produce a current in the water, which brings the animalcules, or whatever other minute bodies are not beyond the sphere of its action, with great velocity to its mouth, whose situation...
Página 225 - If we turn our eyes to the minutest parts of animal life, we shall be lost in astonishment! And though every thing is alike easy to the Almighty, yet to us it is matter of the highest wonder, that, in those specks of life, we find a greater number of members to be put in motion, more wheels and pullies to be kept going, and a greater variety of machinery, more elegance and workmanship (so to speak) in the composition, more beauty and ornament in the finishing, than are seen in the enormous bulk of...
Página 235 - ... he saw the army that was marching upwards open to the right and left to make room for those that were descending. Thus, without confusion or intermixture, each held on its way ; the army that was going up marching in two columns to the top, and the other descending in one column to the bottom, as if each had been under the direction of intelligent leaders.
Página 267 - ... yet it is capable of continuing alive for many months though kept in a dry state. In this state it is of a globulous shape, exceeds not the bigness of a grain of sand, and no signs of life appear ; but being put into water, in the space of half an hour a languid motion begins, the globule turns itself about, lengthens itself by slow degrees, assumes the form of a lively maggot, and most commonly in a few minutes...
Página 265 - Linnaeus dwells in vinegar and in bookbinders paste: it revives by water after having been dried for years, and is both oviparous and viviparous ; Syst. Nat. Thus the vorticella or wheel animal, which is found in rain water that has stood some days in leaden gutters, or in hollows of lead on the tops of houses, or in the slime or sediment left by such water, though it discovers no...
Página 22 - Island-Crystal act all the same way upon the Rays of Light for causing the unusual Refraction, may it not be supposed that in the Formation of this Crystal, the Particles not only ranged themselves in rank and file...
Página 415 - ¡ion s . of different forms, fhews the bound, lefs diffufion of his animating power; and death the infinite difproportion between him and every living thing.— Even the actions of animals are an eloquent and pathetic language ; thofe that want the help of man, have a thoufand engaging ways, which, like the voice of God...
Página 415 - Range where we will, in water, earth, and air, God is in every thing, and every where.
Página 307 - ... gradually, beginning from about the middle of the upper or anterior extremity, and proceeding downwards towards the bottom, till they...

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