The Foot-prints of the Creator, Or, The Asterolepis of Stromness

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Gould and Lincoln, 1856 - Asterolepididae - 337 pages

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Page 336 - New heavens, new earth, ages of endless date, Founded in righteousness, and peace, and love ; To bring forth fruits, joy and eternal bliss.
Page 323 - Were we to press, inferior might on ours; Or in the full creation leave a void, Where, one step broken, the great scale's destroy'd: From Nature's chain whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And if each system in gradation roll, Alike essential to th' amazing whole, The least confusion but in one, not all "That system only, but the whole must fall.
Page 319 - Whose midnight revels, by a forest side, Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the earth Wheels her pale course ; they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear ; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.
Page 306 - The head was of fine gold, the breast and arms of silver, the belly and thighs of brass...
Page 63 - Every species of the animal as well as the vegetable creation may be said to have a fixed or determinate form, towards which Nature is continually inclining, like various lines terminating in the...
Page 242 - But the materialists, said the Astronomer, urge that matter may have qualities with which we are unacquainted." " He who will determine, returned Imlac, against that which he knows, because there may be something, which he knows not ; he that can set hypothetical possibility against acknowledged certainty, is not to be admitted among reasonable beings.
Page 225 - His spear, to equal which the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great admiral...
Page xviii - Several large stones came rolling down from the diluvium in the course of the afternoon . They were of different qualities from the sandstone below, and from one another; and, what was more wonderful still, they were all rounded and water-worn, as if they had been tossed about in the sea, or the bed of a river, for hundreds of years.
Page 46 - Consequently, no organism has been created of larger size than an infusorial point. No organism is, nor ever has one been created, which is not microscopic. Whatever is larger has not been created, but developed.
Page 92 - the recognition of an ideal Exemplar for the Vertebrated Animals proves that the Knowledge of such a being as Man must have existed before Man appeared. For the Divine mind which planned the Archetype also foreknew all its modifications. The Archetypal idea was manifested in the flesh, under divers modifications, upon this planet, long prior to the existence of those animal species that actually exemplify it.

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