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" The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time ; and while we listened with, earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding to us the order and series of these wonderful events, we became sensible how much... "
The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Linlithgow, Haddington Berwick - Page 297
1845
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1806 - 582 pages
...and admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding to us the order and series of these woudertul events, we became sensible how much farther reason may sometimes go than tmagtnation can venture to follow. As for the rest, we were truly fortunate in the course we had pursued...
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Popular Philosophy; Or, The Book of Nature Laid Open Upon Christian ...

George Miller - 1826 - 864 pages
...admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding to ui the order and series of these wonderful events* *e became sensible how much farther reason may sometimes...for the rest, we were truly fortunate in the course TC had pursued in this excursion ; a great number of other curious and important facts presented themselves,...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 65

1837 - 608 pages
...and while we listened with ear' nestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now un' folding to us the order and series of these wonderful events,...sometimes go ' than imagination can venture to follow.' These were the noble words of Professor Playfair, — a favourite disciple, who afterwards became the...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1851 - 602 pages
...beginning to be deposited in the shape of sand or mud, from the waters of a superincumbent ocean. An epoch still more remote presented itself, when even the...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." \ In the frontispiece of this volume the reader will see a view of this classical spot, reduced from...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1852 - 570 pages
...beginning to be deposited in the shape of sand or mud, from the waters of a superincumbent ocean. An epoch still more remote presented itself, when even the...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." J In the frontispiece of this volume the reader will see a view of this classical spot, reduced from...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 13-14

1853 - 792 pages
...expression, than the very remarkable sentence in that quotation, — ' The mind seemed to grow giddy in looking so far into the abyss of time ; and while...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow.' And yet, though the writer of that singularly beautiful and truly philosophical paragraph, was, as...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1854 - 556 pages
...beginning to be deposited in the shape of sand or mud, from the waters of a superincumbent ocean. An epoch still more remote presented itself, when even the...reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow."J In the frontispiece of this volume the reader will see a view of this classical spot, reduced...
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Volumes 8-10

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1854 - 630 pages
...extraordinary perspective. The mind seems to grow giddy with looking so far into the abyss of time; we become sensible how much farther reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." I feel constrained to repeat a remark which I have ventured before to make, that the iudefiniteness...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1855 - 686 pages
...beginning to be deposited in the shape of sand or mud, from the waters of a superincumbent ocean. An epoch still more remote presented itself, when even the...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." \ In the frontispiece of this volume the reader will see a view of this classical spot, reduced from...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1855 - 686 pages
...beginning to be deposited in the shape of sand or mud, from the waters of a superincumbent ocean. An epoch still more remote presented itself, when even the...reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow."f In the frontispiece of this volume the reader will see a view of this classical spot, reduced...
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