The First Man and His Place in Creation: Considered on the Principles of Science and Common Sense from a Christian Point of View. With an Appendix on the Negro
Longmans, Green, 1866 - 352 pages
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Page 270 - And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Page ix - Nay more, thoughtful men, once escaped from the blinding influences of traditional prejudice, will find in the lowly stock whence man has sprung, the best evidence of the splendour of his capacities; and will discern in his long progress through the past, a reasonable ground of faith in his attainment of a nobler Future.
Page 48 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
Page 176 - One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event, To which the whole creation moves.
Page 164 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 295 - Attractive, human, rational, love still: In loving thou dost well, in passion not, Wherein true love consists not. Love refines The thoughts, and heart enlarges ; hath his seat In reason, and is judicious ; is the scale By which to heavenly love thou may'st ascend, Not sunk in carnal pleasure: for which cause, Among the beasts no mate for thee was found.
Page 296 - Our eyelids: other creatures all day long Rove idle, unemployed, and less need rest; Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed, which declares his dignity, And the regard of heaven on all his ways; While other animals unactive range, And of their doings God takes no account.
Page 48 - I believe that animals have descended from at most only four or five progenitors, and plants from an equal or lesser number.
Page 140 - the universe, among things inanimate and without conscience, ' how much more ought He to dwell with our souls ; and our ' souls, too, seem to be infinite in their cravings : who but He ' can satisfy them ? Thus a restless instinct agitates the soul, ' guiding it dimly to feel that it was made for some definite but ' unknown relation towards God. The sense of emptiness in...