Walks in the Regions of Science and Faith: A Series of Essays

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J. Murray, 1883 - 310 стор.

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Сторінка 292 - It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds singing on the bushes, with various insects flitting about, and with worms crawling through the damp earth...
Сторінка 217 - I knew to the contrary, it had lain there for ever ; nor would it perhaps be very easy to show the absurdity of this answer. But suppose I had found a watch upon the ground, and it should be inquired how the watch happened to be in that place ; I .should hardly think of the answer I had before given, that, for anything I knew, the watch might have always been there.
Сторінка 238 - I say, that if one train of thinking be more desirable than another, it is that which regards the phenomena of nature with a constant reference to a supreme intelligent Author.
Сторінка 292 - These laws, taken in the largest sense, being Growth with Reproduction; Inheritance, which is almost implied by reproduction ; Variability from the indirect and direct action of the conditions of life, and from use and disuse...
Сторінка 129 - WHATEVER brawls disturb the street, There should be peace at home; Where sisters dwell and brothers meet Quarrels should never come. Birds in their little nests agree ; And 'tis a shameful sight, When children of one family Fall out, and chide, and fight.
Сторінка 131 - I seem in star and flower To feel thee some diffusive power I do not therefore love thee less. " My love involves the love before ; My love is vaster passion now ; Though mixed with God and Nature thou, I seem to love thee more and more.
Сторінка 114 - In doubt to deem himself a God or Beast; In doubt his mind or body to prefer; Born but to die, and reas'ning but to err; Alike in ignorance, his reason such, Whether he thinks too little or too much; Chaos of thought and passion, all...
Сторінка 219 - ... the inference, we think, is inevitable, that the watch must have had a maker ; that there must have existed, at some time, and at some place or other, an artificer or artificers, who formed it for the purpose which we find it actually to answer ; who comprehended its construction, and designed its use.
Сторінка 82 - Beware of philosophy," is a precept not to be received in too large a sense : for, in this mass of nature, there is a set of things that carry in their front, though not in capital letters, yet in stenography and short characters, something of divinity ; which, to wiser reasons, serve as luminaries in the abyss of knowledge, and, to judicious beliefs, as scales and rundles to mount the pinnacles and highest pieces of divinity.
Сторінка 166 - Rules to know when the Moveable Feasts and Holy-days begin. EASTER-DAY, on which the rest depend, is always the first Sunday after the full moon which happens upon or next after the twenty-first day of March, and if the full moon happens upon a Sunday, Easter Day is the Sunday after.

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