The Story of a Boulder: Or, Gleanings from the Note-book of a Field Geologist

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Thos. Constable & Company, 1858 - 263 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 134 - His scales are his pride, Shut up together as with a close seal. One is so near to another, That no air can come between them.
الصفحة 61 - There rolls the deep where grew the tree. O earth, what changes hast thou seen! There where the long street roars, hath been The stillness of the central sea. The hills are shadows, and they flow From form to form, and nothing stands ; They melt like mist, the solid lands, Like clouds they shape themselves and go.
الصفحة 245 - I shall detain you no longer in the demonstration of what we should not do, but straight conduct you to a hill-side, where I will point you out the right path of a virtuous and noble education; laborious indeed at the first ascent, but else so smooth, so green, so full of goodly prospect and melodious sounds on every side, that the harp of Orpheus was not more charming.
الصفحة 245 - The world was made to be inhabited by beasts, but studied and contemplated by man : 'tis the debt of our reason we owe unto God, and the homage we pay for not being beasts.
الصفحة 134 - He maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. He maketh a path to shine after him ; one would think the deep to be hoary.
الصفحة 165 - In all her length far winding lay, With promontory, creek, and bay, And islands that, empurpled bright, Floated amid the livelier light, And mountains, that like giants stand, To sentinel enchanted land. High on the south, huge Benvenue Down on the lake in masses threw Crags, knolls, and mounds, confusedly hurl'd, The fragments of an earlier world...
الصفحة 86 - For us the winds do blow; The earth doth rest, heaven move, and fountains flow. Nothing we see but means our good, As our delight, or as our treasure: The whole is, either our cupboard of food, Or cabinet of pleasure.
الصفحة 12 - And when the heated blast met the gelid vapour it melted it into drops, and, by the might of him who sent the heat, these drops quickened into life, and took a human semblance. The being thus formed was named Ymir, but the Frost-giants call him Orgelmir.
الصفحة 134 - Yet our opportunities of examining strata formed in close connection with ancient land exceed in this case all that we enjoy in regard to any other formations, whether primary, secondary, or tertiary. We have ransacked hundreds of soils replete with the fossil roots of trees ; have dug out hundreds of erect trunks and stumps, which stood in the position in which they grew ; have broken up myriads of cubic feet of fuel still retaining its vegetable structure, and, after all, we continue almost as...
الصفحة 76 - Themselves, within their holy bound, Their stony folds had often found. They told, how sea-fowls...

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