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Seite 504 - Each cast at the other, as when two black clouds, With heaven's artillery fraught, come rattling on Over the Caspian ; then stand front to front, Hovering a space, till winds the signal blow To join their dark encounter in mid air...
Seite 509 - The Author of nature has not given laws to the universe, which, like the institutions of men, carry in themselves the elements of their own destruction. He has not permitted, in His works, any symptom of infancy or of old age, or any sign by which we may estimate either their future or their past duration.
Seite 94 - Anon out of the earth a fabric huge Rose, like an exhalation, with the sound Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet, Built like a temple, where pilasters round Were set, and Doric pillars overlaid With golden architrave ; nor did there want Cornice or frieze with bossy sculptures graven ; The roof was fretted gold.
Seite 489 - The tawny lion, pawing to get free His hinder parts, then springs, as broke from bonds, And rampant shakes his brinded mane...
Seite 389 - Zoology has," he says*, in the outset of his Regne Animal, " a principle of reasoning which is peculiar to it, and which it employs with advantage on many occasions : this is the principle of the conditions of existence, vulgarly called the principle of final causes. As nothing can exist if it do not combine all the conditions which render its existence possible, the different parts of each being must be co-ordinated in such a manner as to render the total being possible, not only in itself, but...
Seite 93 - Centre, and with impious hands Rifled the bowels of their mother Earth For treasures better hid. Soon had his crew Opened into the hill a spacious wound, And digged out ribs of gold.
Seite 568 - Letters and Life of Francis Bacon, including all his Occasional Works. Collected and edited, with a Commentary, by J . Spedding.
Seite 489 - ... but he has nowhere, I think, so described this process as to make it appear in what department of science we are to place the hypothesis. Are these new species created by the production, at long intervals, of an offspring different in species from the parents ? Or are the species so created produced without parents ? Are they gradually evolved from some embryo substance ? Or do they suddenly start from the ground, as in the creation of the poet?
Seite 489 - Out of the ground up rose, As from his lair, the wild beast where he wons In forest wild, in thicket, brake, or den.
Seite 399 - Though our comparison might be bold, it would be just, if we were to assert, that the English language is a conglomerate of Latin words, bound together in a Saxon cement; the fragments of the Latin being partly portions introduced directly from the parent quarry, with all their sharp edges, and partly pebbles of the same material, obscured and shaped by long rolling in a Norman or some other channel.