Lectures on the Origin of the Globe: A Universal Deluge-the Destruction and Re-formation of Our Solar System, the Essential Elements of Created Principles, and the Electric Properties of Light, Heat, & Etc
Scott and Bascom, 1850 - Всего страниц: 223
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Стр. 187 - The rivers, lakes and ocean, all stood still, And nothing stirred within their silent depths. Ships, sailorless, lay rotting on the sea, And their masts fell down piecemeal: as they dropped They slept on the abyss, without a surge ; The waves were dead; the tides were in their grave; The moon, their mistress, had expired before; The winds were withered in the stagnant air, And the clouds perished: Darkness had no need Of aid from them — she was the universe.
Стр. 160 - God had •determined to bring upon the earth at once, " the windows of heaven were opened, and the fountains of the great deep broken up.
Стр. 158 - I HAD a dream, which was not all a dream. The bright sun was extinguished; and the stars Did wander, darkling, in the eternal space, Rayless and pathless, and the icy earth Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air.
Стр. 187 - The world was void, The populous and the powerful - was a lump, Seasonless, herbless, treeless, manless, lifeless A lump of death - a chaos of hard clay.
Стр. 38 - The nebula furnish, in every point of view, an inexhaustible field of speculation and conjecture. That by far the larger share of them consist of stars there can be little doubt ; and in the interminable range of system upon system, and firmament upon firmament, which we thus catch a glimpse of, the imagination is bewildered and lost.
Стр. 24 - The disappearance of some stars may be the destruction of that system at the time appointed by the Deity for the probation of its inhabitants; and the appearance of new stars may be the formation of new systems for new races of beings then called Into existence to adore the works of their Creator.
Стр. 105 - ... be at once destroyed. The chances against such an event, however, are so very numerous, that there is no reason to dread its occurrence. The French government, not long since, called the attention of some of her ablest mathematicians and astronomers to the solution of this problem ; that is, to determine, upon mathematical principles, how many chances of coltision the Earth was exposed to. After a mature examination, they reported, — i...
Стр. 104 - The transient effect of a comet passing near the earth, could scarcely amount to any great convulsion ; but if the earth were actually to receive a shock from one of these bodies, the consequences would be awful. A new direction would be given to its rotatory motion, and the globe would revolve round a new axis.
Стр. 40 - Way, not apparently more than a yard in breadth, and six in length, he discovered fifty thousand stars, large enough to be distinctly counted; and he suspected twice as many more, which, for want of sufficient light in his telescope, he saw only now and then. It...