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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 Works of John Playfair ...: With a Memoir of the Author ... - Page 81
by John Playfair - 1822
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1806 - 582 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...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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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 50

1806 - 614 pages
...by looking so far into the abyss of time ; and while \ve listened with earnestness and admir√Ęt iofi to the philosopher who was now unfolding to us the order and series of these wo'idcrlul events, we became sensible how much farther reason may sometimes go thin imagination can...
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Popular philosophy: or, The book of nature laid open upon Christian ...

George Miller - 1826 - 866 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...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
...globe. Revolu' tions still more remote appeared inthedistance of this extraordi' nary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking ' so far 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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The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Linlithgow, Haddington Berwick

1845 - 998 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...events, we became sensible how much farther reason may some-r times go than imagination can venture to follow. As for the rest, we were truly fortunate in...
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The New Statistical Account of Scotland: Linlithgow, Haddington Berwick

1845 - 1008 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...events, we became sensible how much farther reason mav sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow. As for the rest, we were truly fortunate in...
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The Bass Rock: Its Civil and Ecclesiastic History

Thomas M'Crie - 1848 - 610 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...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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Record: containing sermons, annotations on Revelation, a brief statement of ...

Thomas Lockerby - 1850 - 842 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to 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 - 1851 - 598 pages
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...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
...the globe. Revolutions still more remote appeared in the distance of this extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...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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