Lectures Upon Natural History: Geology, Chemistry, the Application of Steam, and Interesting Discoveries in the Arts

Lilly, Wait, Colman and Holden, 1833 - 408 pages

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Page 260 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Page 260 - And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Page 307 - ... so that they are strengthened by the force within them, and the one to fill after the other, I have seen the water run like a constant stream, forty feet high : one vessel of water rarefied by fire, driveth up forty of cold water...
Page 307 - I have seen the water run like a constant fountain stream, forty feet high ; one vessel of water, rarified by fire, driveth up forty of cold water. And a man that tends the work is but to turn two cocks, that one vessel of water being consumed, another begins to force and refill with cold water, and so successively, the fire being tended and kept constant, which the self-same person may likewise abundantly perform in the interim, between the necessity of turning the said cocks.
Page 297 - Imagine an animal of the lizard tribe, three or four times as large as the largest crocodile, having jaws, with teeth equal in size to the incisors of the rhinoceros, and crested with horns ; — such a creature must have been the iguanodon ! Nor were the inhabitants of the waters much less wonderful; witness the plesiosaurus, which only required wings to be a flying dragon ; the fishes resembling Siluri, Balistce, &c.
Page 93 - Thus every good his native wilds impart, Imprints the patriot passion on his heart; And e'en those ills, that round his mansion rise. Enhance the bliss his scanty fund supplies. Dear is that shed to which his soul conforms, And dear that hill which lifts him to the storms; And as a child, when scaring sounds molest, . . Clings close and closer to the mother's breast, So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar, But bind him to his native mountains more.
Page 307 - ... hours it burst and made a great crack : so that having a way to make my vessels, so that they are strengthened by the force within them, and the one to fill after the other.
Page 378 - Honor and shame from no condition rise ; Act well your part, there all the honor lies.
Page 307 - ... stopping and screwing up the broken end, as also the touch-hole ; and making a constant fire under it, within twenty-four hours it burst, and made a great crack...
Page 65 - The one is placed in time, the other in space. — By the one, the beauties of the universe are perpetual, infinite, always the same. By the other they are multiplied, finished and renewed. — Without the one, there would be no grandeur in creation. Without the other, it would have been all monotony. In this way time presents itself to view in a new relation.

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