On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man: Principally with Reference to the Supply of His Wants, and the Exercise of His Intellectual Faculties
W. Pickering, 1833 - 280 pages
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adaptation ALEXANDER DYCE animals Aristotle arts atmosphere birds body brain called camel capable carbon carbonic acid character colour common consequence considered coral crown 8vo Cuvier degree derived du Mus earth effect employed existence external world habits hand heat human individual instance instinct intellectual faculties JOHN MITFORD kingdom Lamarck Lucretius mals mammæ ment metals mind mineral mode moral nature neral observation organs original oviparous philosophical powers present principle produced proportion purpose quadrupeds racter reference resemble respect sal ammoniac SECT sense shew species stance structure substance supply surface temperature tion treatise tural ture various vegetable vertebræ viviparous vols wants whole WILLIAM PICKERING ἀλλὰ γὰρ γένος δὲ καὶ ἐν ἐστὶ ἐστιν ἔχει καὶ τὰ κατὰ οἱ οἷον ὅσα οὐ οὐκ πάντα περὶ πρὸς τὰ μὲν τὰς τε τὴν τῆς τὸ τῶν τοῖς τὸν τοῦ τοὺς τῷ τῶν ζῴων ὥσπερ
Page ix - President, should be appointed to write, print and publish one thousand copies of a work, on the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation; illustrating such work, by all reasonable arguments, as, for instance, the variety and formation of God's creatures in the Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Kingdoms; the effect of digestion, and, thereby, of conversion ; the construction of the hand of man, and an infinite variety of other arguments; as also by discoveries, ancient and modern,...
Page 254 - She looks a sea Cybele, fresh from ocean, Rising with her tiara of proud towers At airy distance, with majestic motion, A ruler of the waters and their powers: And such she was; — her daughters had their dowers From spoils of nations, and the exhaustless East Pour'd in her lap all gems in sparkling showers.
Page 38 - ... then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun...
Page 278 - When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rye in their place ? 26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
Page 141 - Thrice he assay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as Angels weep, burst forth: at last Words, interwove with sighs, found out their way.
Page 78 - Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Page 154 - Or view the Lord of the unerring bow, The God of Life, and Poesy, and Light — The Sun in human limbs arrayed, and brow All radiant from his triumph in the fight ; The shaft hath just been shot— the arrow bright With an Immortal's vengeance— in his eye And nostril beautiful Disdain, and Might And Majesty, flash their full lightnings by, Developing in that one glance the Deity.