The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Applications ...

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Illustrated London Libr., 1854 - Electronic books - 440 pages
 

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Page 429 - And when we consider the infinite power and wisdom of the Maker, we have reason to think that it is suitable to the magnificent harmony -of the universe, and the great design and infinite goodness of the architect, that the species o'f creatures should also, by gentle degrees, ascend upward from us toward his infinite perfection, as we see they gradually descend from us downwards...
Page 439 - Webster's Dictionary of the English Language, Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definitions of Words. Abridged from the Quarto Edition of the Author. To which are added a Synopsis of Words differently Pronounced by different Orthoepists ; and Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names.
Page 333 - Contrivance intricate, expressed with ease, Where unassisted -sight no beauty sees, The shapely limb and lubricated joint, Within the small dimensions of a point, Muscle and nerve miraculously spun, His mighty work, who speaks and it is done, The invisible in things scarce seen revealed, To whom an atom is an ample field; To wonder at a thousand insect forms.
Page 430 - And who that hath watched their ways with an understanding heart, could, as the vision evolving still advanced towards him, contemplate the filial and loyal bee ; the home-building, wedded, and divorceless swallow ; and, above all, the manifoldly intelligent ant tribes, with their...
Page 430 - I say, doth the muscular life in the insect, and the musculo-arterial in the bird, imitate and typically rehearse the adaptive understanding, yea, and the moral affections and charities, of man. Let us carry ourselves back, in spirit, to the mysterious week, the teeming work-days of the creator : as they rose in vision before the eye of the inspired historian of the generations of the heaven and the earth, in the days that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
Page 211 - ... around. The beauty and novelty of such a scene in the animal kingdom long arrested my attention, but, after twenty-five minutes' of constant observation, I was obliged to withdraw my eye from fatigue, without having seen the torrent for one instant change its direction, or diminish in the slightest degree the rapidity of its course.
Page 428 - Mite, or to compare, in his Thoughts, a length of a thousand Diameters of the Earth, with that of a Million, and he will quickly find that he has no different Measures in his Mind, adjusted to such extraordinary Degrees of Grandeur or Minuteness.
Page 429 - Every rank of creatures, as it ascends in the scale of creation, leaves death behind it or under it. The metal at its height of being seems a mute prophecy of the coming vegetation, into a mimic semblance of which it crystallizes.
Page 191 - ... that might have been originally two inches in diameter, and that had somehow contrived to swallow a valve of the great scallop (Pecten maximus), of the size of an ordinary saucer. The shell, fixed within the stomach, was so placed as to divide it completely into two halves, so that the body, stretched tensely over, had become thin and flattened like a pancake.
Page 153 - All these things live and remain for ever for all uses, and they are all obedient. •• .•- * ' ."..... JIT. All things are double one against another : and he .hath made nothing imperfect.

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