Principles of Geology: Or, The Modern Changes of the Earth and Its Inhabitants Considered as Illustrative of Geology

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D. Appleton & Company, 1854 - Всего страниц: 834
 

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Стр. 519 - Thy waters wasted them while they were free, And many a tyrant since; their shores obey The stranger, slave, or savage; their decay Has dried up realms to deserts: — not so thou, Unchangeable save to thy wild waves' play — Time writes no wrinkle on thine azure brow — Such as creation's dawn beheld, thou rollest now.
Стр. 673 - In bigness to surpass earth's giant sons, Now less than smallest dwarfs in narrow room Throng numberless...
Стр. 32 - Although by woful proof we find They always leave a scar behind. He knew the seat of paradise, Could tell in what degree it lies: And, as he was disposed, could prove it, Below the moon, or else above it.
Стр. 135 - A thousand men, that fishes gnaw'd upon; Wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl, Inestimable stones, unvalued jewels, All scatter'd in the bottom of the sea...
Стр. 405 - The seat of Desolation, void of light, Save what the glimmering of these livid flames Casts pale and dreadful?
Стр. 61 - Meanwhile the charm of first discovery is our own, and as we explore this magnificent field of inquiry, the sentiment of a great historian of our times may continually be present to our minds, that " he who calls what has vanished back again into being, enjoys a bliss like that of creating.
Стр. 616 - Reviewing the facts here given, one is astonished at the amount of creative force, if such an expression may be used, displayed on these small, barren, and rocky islands ; and still more so, at its diverse yet analogous action on points so near each other. I have said that the Galapagos Archipelago might be called a satellite attached to America, but it should rather be called a group of satellites, physically similar, organically distinct, yet intimately related to each other, and all related in...
Стр. 656 - ... and I am told that the wild bee is seldom to be met with at any great distance from the frontier. They have been the heralds of civilization...
Стр. 377 - It flowed with the translucency of honey, " in regular channels, cut finer than art can imitate, and glowing with all the splendour of the sun.

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