Reflections on the Works of God and of His Providnce Throughout All Nature, Volume 1

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J. Walker, J. Johnson ... [and 34 others], 1809 - 428 pages
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Page 45 - Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
Page 46 - Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever. Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
Page 279 - ... and hind part of the head. Towards the end of the fourth day, the two auricles, already visible, draw nearer to the heart than before.
Page 46 - He bindeth up the waters in his thick cloud, and the cloud is not rent under them.
Page 60 - snow is twenty-four times lighter than water, and that it fills up ten or twelve times more space, at the moment of falling, than the water produced from it when melted." This is an admirable contrivance, to prevent, or at least to modify, what would otherwise prove a great evil. Another useful property of snow has been noticed by many writers, and is verified by yearly experience. Being a very imperfect conductor...
Page 280 - In the whole of this process, we must remark that every part appears exactly at its proper time: if, for example, the liver is formed on the fifth day, it is founded on the preceding situation of the chicken, and on the changes that were to follow. No part of the body could possibly appear either sooner or later, without the whole embryo suffering; and each of the limbs becomes visible at the fit moment.
Page 254 - The stork in the heavens knoweth her appointed time ; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming*.
Page 321 - O the depth of the riches hoth of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
Page 279 - At the 331st, the spleen draws near to the stomach, and the lungs to the chest. At the end of 355 hours, the bill frequently opens and shuts; and at the end of 45!
Page 47 - Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood : Thou driedst up mighty rivers. The day is Thine, the night also is Thine : Thou hast prepared the light and the sun. Thou hast set all the borders of the earth :. Thou hast made summer and winter.

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