The Theological, Philosophical and Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. William Jones ...: To which is Prefixed a Short Account of His Life and Writings, Volume 10

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F. and C. Rivington, 1801 - Theology
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Page 486 - He answered and said unto them, "When it is evening ye say, 'It will be fair weather; for the sky is red.
Page 350 - Imagine all Nature now standing in a silent expectation to receive its last doom ; the tutelary and destroying angels to have their instructions ; every thing to be ready for the fatal hour; and then, after a little silence, all the host of heaven to raise their voice, and sing aloud : Let God arise ; let his enemies be scattered ; as smoke is driven away, so drive them away ; As wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
Page 313 - With much difficulty I reached the top of Mount Vesuvius, in which I saw a vast aperture full of smoke, which hindered the seeing its depth and figure. I heard within that horrid gulf certain odd sounds, which seemed to proceed from the belly of the mountain ; a sort of murmuring, sighing, throbbing, churning, dashing (as it were) of waves, and between whiles a noise, like that of thunder or cannon, which was constantly attended with a clattering like that of tiles falling from the tops of houses...
Page 488 - ... appears round the moon, rain will be the consequence. If the rays of the sun, breaking through the clouds, are visible in the air, and appear like those horns of irradiation which painters usually place upon the head of Moses, the air is sensibly filled with vapours, which reflect the rays to the sight; and those vapours will soon produce rain.
Page 496 - In the year 1775, a drought of three months continuance, broke up at the summer solstice : the day before the rain came upon us, the swallows flew very near the ground, which they had never done in the fine weather. In the mountainous country of Derbyshire, which goes by the name of The Peak, the inhabitants observe, that if the sheep wind up the hills in the morning to their pasture, and...
Page 95 - Hic canit errantem lunam solisque labores ; unde hominum genus et pecudes ; unde imber et ignes ; Arcturum pluviasque Hyadas geminosque Triones ; quid tantum Oceano properent se tinguere soles 745 hiberni, vel quae tardis mora noctibus obstet.
Page 487 - Islands, a redness like fire was observed all over the sky. When the sky, in a rainy season, is tinged with a seagreen colour, near the horizon, when it ought to be blue, the rain will continue and increase; if it is of a deep dead blue, it is abundantly loaded with vapours, and the weather will be showery.
Page 97 - I further consider,' he says, ' that three sounds placed by the interval of a third one above another, do constitute one entire harmony, which governs and comprises all the sounds that by art or imagination can at once be joined together in musical concordance, that I cannot but think a significant emblem of that Supreme and Incomprehensible Three in One, governing, comprising, and disposing the whole machine of the world, with all its included parts, in a most perfect and stupendous...
Page 314 - I observed a mixture of colours in the cloud over the crater, green, yellow, red, and blue; there was likewise a ruddy dismal light in...
Page 365 - God hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, he hath weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance.

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