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A DISCOVERY THAT THE
HAS A VAST POPULATION OF
RICHARD ADAMS LOCKE.
Ellustrated with a View of the Moon,
AS SEEN BY LORD ROSSE'S TELESCOPE.
"The clouds still rested on one half of it, insomuch that I could discover nothing in it; but the other appeared to me a
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of
Aman Mai Salou
August 27, 1972
It appears to be as natural for the human mind to be craving after the wonderful, the mysterious, the marvellous, and the new discoveries, as it is for the physical appetite to desire food, drink, and sleep, and thereby as it were constantly attempting to lift up the veil that hides incomprehensibilities from our vision.
This interposition was, no doubt, wisely ordained, for the gazing upon such mysteries might strike us blind, and rob us of the little stock of happiness allotted to us while probationers here. May this longing not be the germ of the proof of our immortality ?
The history of the human race is not only filled with instances of this kind of craving, but it is universal, from the loftiest minds as approach nearest the deity, such as Newton, La Place, and Mrs. Somerville, down to the most untutored savage that roams the forest wilds. Hence the key to the popularity of these charming productions which facinate our youth and continue to delight our manhood by letting us into the supposed mysteries of an enchanting fairy land, with a grace of narrative that quite takes us captive, while our curiosity and wonder is raised to the highest pitch in watching the developements unfolded in the narratives of these authors, and quite impatient till we learn the result of the plot, or discovery.