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" ... less than a 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. "
The microscope; its history, construction, and application - Page 434
1854
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The Spectator, Volume 6

1729
...Degrees of Grandeur or Minutenefs. The CTnderftanding, indeed, open* an infinite Space on every fide of us, but the Imagination, after a few faint Efforts, is immediately at a ftand, and finds her felf fwallowed up in the Immenfity of the Void that furrounds it : Our Reafon...
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The Microscope Made Easy: Or, I. The Nature, Uses, and Magnifying Powers of ...

Henry Baker - Microscopes - 1743 - 311 pages
...of Grandeur " or Minutenefs. The Underftanding, in*e deed, opens an infinite Space on every " fide of us ; but the Imagination, after a " few faint Efforts, is immediately at a ftand, " and finds itfelf fwallowed up in the Im" menfity of the Void that furrounds it. " OurReafon...
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The Microscope Made Easy: Or, I. The Nature, Uses, and Magnifying Powers of ...

Microscopes - 1744 - 311 pages
...Grandeur " or Minutenefs. The Underftanding, in" deed, opens an-infinite Space on every fides V of us j but the Imagination, after a few; " faint Efforts, is immediately at a Stand^. " and finds itfelf fwallowed up in the Im*« '.' menfity of the Void that furroQnds it. " Our Reafon can purfue...
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The Spectator, Volume 6

1767
...extraordinary degrees of grandeur or minutenefs. The undemanding, indeed, opens an infinite fpace on every fide of us, but the imagination, after a few faint efforts, is immediately at a ifand and finds herfelf fwallowed up in the immenfity of the void that furrounds it : Our reafon can...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 5

1786
...degrees of grandeur or minutenefs. The undei '(landing, in* deed, opens an infinite Ipace on every fide of. us; but the imagination, after a few faint efforts, is immediately at a (land, and finds herfelf Iw.illowed up in the immenfity of the void that furrounds it. Qur reafon can...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser

1799
...of the earth, with that of a million, and he will quickly find that he " has-no different measure? m his mind, adjusted to such extraordinary' degrees...grandeur or minuteness, The understanding, indeed, ' epens an infinite space on every side of us ; but the imagination, — after a few faint efforts,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

Books - 1799
...•earth, with that of a milKou, and lie will quickly find that he has no different measures in his mlr.d, adjusted to such extraordinary degrees of grandeur or minuteness. The understanding, indeed* epens an infinite space on every side of ua ; but the imagination, mfter a few faint efforts, is imincdi«;telT...
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Select British Classics, Volume 16

English literature - 1803
...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...faint efforts is immediately at a stand, and finds herself swallowed up in the immensity of the void that surrounds it. Our reason can pursue a particle...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell

Joseph Addison - 1804
...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...faint efforts, is immediately at a stand, and finds herself swallowed up in the immensity of the void that surrounds it: our reason can pursue a particle...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...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...faint efforts, is immediately at a stand, and finds herself swallowed up in the immensity of the void that surrounds it : our reason can pursue a particle...
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