The Intellectual Observer, Volume 3

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Groombridge and Sons, 1863 - Science
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Page 197 - ... made ; Those are pearls that were his eyes : Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange. Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell : Burden, Ding-dong. Hark ! now I hear them, — ding-dong, bell. Fer. The ditty does remember my drown'd father : — • This is no mortal business, nor no sound That the earth owes : — I hear it now above me. Pro, The fringed curtains of thine eye advance, And say, what thou see'st yond'.
Page 357 - Law of gravitation: Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle with a force varying directly as the product of their masses and inversely as the square of the distance between them.
Page 373 - The natural philosopher of to-day may dwell amid conceptions which beggar those of Milton. So great and grand are they, that, in the contemplation of them, a certain force of character is requisite to preserve us from bewilderment.
Page 138 - ... tis the debt of our reason we owe unto God, and the homage we pay for not being beasts; without this the world is still as though it had not been, or as it was before the sixth day, when as yet there was not a creature that could conceive or say there was a world. The wisdom of God receives small...
Page 360 - ... the sun, that is, in the ecliptic, it is plain that the sun would be eclipsed at every new moon ; and the moon would be eclipsed at every full. For at each of these times, these three bodies would be in the same straight line.. But the moon's orbit does not coincide with the ecliptic, but is inclined to it at an angle of about 5 20'.
Page 447 - He went so far as to express it as his decided conviction that by far the greater part of the propensities which are generally supposed to be instinctive are not implanted in animals by Nature, but are the results of long experience acquired and accumulated through many generations, so as, in the course of time, to assume the character of instinct.
Page 205 - It may be said that, so far from having a materialistic tendency, the supposed introduction into the earth at successive geological periods of life — sensation — instinct — the intelligence of the higher mammalia bordering on reason — and lastly the improvable reason of Man himself, presents us with a picture " of the ever-increasing dominion of mind over matter.
Page 74 - Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein is a lamp. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star.
Page 114 - The ousel-cock, so black of hue, With orange-tawny bill, The throstle with his note so true, The wren with little quill Tita.
Page 138 - The wisdom of God receives small honour from those vulgar heads that rudely stare about, and with a gross rusticity admire his works : those highly magnify him, whose judicious inquiry into his acts, and deliberate research into his creatures, return the duty of a devout and learned admiration.

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