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More Worlds Than One, the Creed of The. Philosopher and the Hope of the ...
Volledige weergave - 1862
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Pagina 23 - I have made the earth, and created man upon it : I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Pagina 256 - And thus might the sun and fixed stars be formed, supposing the matter were of a lucid nature. But how the matter should divide itself into two sorts, and that part of it which is fit to compose a shining body should fall down into one mass and make a sun...
Pagina 109 - The climate of the moon must be very extraordinary : the alternation being that of unmitigated and burning sunshine, fiercer than an equatorial noon, continued for a whole fortnight, and the keenest severity of frost, far exceeding that of our polar winters, for an equal time.
Pagina 139 - And then, passing on to the revealed record, we learn that the dynasty of man in the mixed state and character is not the final one; but that there is to be yet another creation, or, more properly, recreation, known theologically as the resurrection, which shall be connected, in its physical components, by bonds of mysterious paternity, with the dynasty which now reigns, and be bound to it mentally by the chain of identity, conscious and actual ; but which, in all that constitutes superiority, shall...
Pagina 135 - Is it likely, says the Infidel, that God would send his eternal Son to die for the puny occupiers of so insignificant a province in the mighty field of his creation ? Are we the befitting objects of so great and so signal an interposition ? Does not the largeness of that field which astronomy lays open to the view of modern science, throw a suspicion over the truth of the gospel history ; and how shall we reconcile the greatness of that wonderful movement which was made in 'heaven for the redemption...
Pagina 253 - The earth, the globular body thus covered with life, is not the only globe in the universe. There are, circling about our own sun, six others, so far as we can judge, perfectly analogous in their nature : besides our moon and other bodies analogous to it. No one can resist the temptation to conjecture, that these globes, some of them much larger than our own, are not dead and barren ; —that they are, like ours, occupied with organization, life, intelligence. To conjecture is all that we can do,...
Pagina 238 - Each of these stars is a religious house ; I saw their altars smoke, their incense rise ; And heard hosannas ring through every sphere, A seminary fraught with future gods.
Pagina 95 - No objection, says he, ariseth to that great luminary being inhabited ; vegetation may obtain there, as well as with us. There may be water and dry land, hills and dales, rain and fair weather, and as the light, so the season, must be eternal, consequently it may easily be conceived to be by far the most blissful habitation of the whole system.
Pagina 140 - By piecing the two records together, — that revealed in Scripture and that revealed in the rocks, — records which, however widely geologists may mistake the one, or commentators misunderstand the other, have emanated from the same great Author, — we learn that in slow and solemn majesty has period succeeded period, each in succession ushering in a higher and yet higher scene of existence, — that fish, reptiles, luammiferous quadrupeds, have reigned in turn, — that responsible man,