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" An epocha still more remote presented itself, when even the most ancient of these rocks, instead of standing upright in vertical beds, lay in horizontal planes at the bottom of the sea and was not yet disturbed by that immeasurable force which has burst... "
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
...of the sea, and was not yet disturbed by that immeasurable force which has burst asunder the tolid pavement of the globe. Revolutions still more remote...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...
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Popular Philosophy; Or, The Book of Nature Laid Open Upon Christian ...

George Miller - 1826 - 864 pages
...time when the schistus on which we stood was yet at the bottom of out. rr. BOOK: OF NATURE LAID OPEN. the sea, and when the sandstone before us was only...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...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 65

1837 - 608 pages
...pavement of the globe. Revolu' tions still more remote appeared inthedistance of this extraordi' nary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking...into the abyss of time; and while we listened with ear' nestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now un' folding to us the order and series...
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Record: containing sermons, annotations on Revelation, a brief statement of ...

Thomas Lockerby - 1850 - 842 pages
...instead of standing upright in vertical beds, lay in horizontal planes at the bottom of the sea, and were not yet disturbed by that immeasurable force which...grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time, while we listened to the philosopher who was unfolding to us the order and seriei of those wonderful...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1860 - 718 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...looking so far into the abyss of time ; and while we listsr.cd with earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding to us the order...
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Edinburgh and Its Neighbourhood, Geological and Historical: With The Geology ...

Hugh Miller - 1864 - 370 pages
...instead of standing upright in vertical beds, lay in horizontal planes at the bottom of the sea, and were not yet disturbed by that immeasurable force which...earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was unfolding to us the order and series of these wonderful events, we became sensible how much farther...
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Noonday Exigencies in America

Hinton Rowan Helper - 1871 - 224 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...to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of tijne ; and while we listened with earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding...
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Humboldt Library of Popular Science Literature, Volume 2, Issues 37-48

1879 - 614 pages
...who accompanied him, and who, dwelling on the impression which the scene had left upon himself, adJs, "The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abv-s of time; and while we listened with earnestness and admiration tc the philosopher who was now...
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The Founders of Geology

Archibald Geikie - 1905 - 536 pages
...which separated their formation, had we actually seen them emerging from the bosom of the deep ? . . . The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...to the philosopher who was now unfolding to us the Hut 'tons person and mode of life 293 order and series of these wonderful events, we became sensible...
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Wordsworth and the Geologists

John Wyatt - 1995 - 300 pages
...of 1803. Accompanying Hutton on a geographical excursion, he looked down into a quarry and recorded: 'The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time.'1 In his unfinished account of travelling in the north of England, written in 1811 or 1812 and...
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