Astronomy and General Physics Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume 3
W. Pickering, 1836 - 381 pages
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Page 336 - For the handling of final causes, mixed with the rest in physical inquiries, hath intercepted the severe and diligent inquiry of all real and physical causes, and given men the occasion to stay upon these satisfactory and specious causes, to the great arrest and prejudice of further discovery.
Page xi - CHEMISTRY, METEOROLOGY, AND THE FUNCTION OF DIGESTION, CONSIDERED WITH REFERENCE TO NATURAL THEOLOGY.
Page 300 - And though every true Step made in this Philosophy brings us not immediately to the Knowledge of the first Cause, yet it brings us nearer to it, and on that account is to be highly valued.
Page 106 - Eternal anarchy, amidst the noise Of endless wars, and by confusion stand. For Hot, Cold, Moist and Dry, four champions fierce, Strive here for mastery...
Page ix - 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, in arts, sciences, and the whole extent of literature.
Page 348 - Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees ; Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Page x - ON THE POWER WISDOM AND GOODNESS OF GOD AS MANIFESTED IN THE ADAPTATION OF EXTERNAL, NATURE TO THE MORAL AND INTELLECTUAL CONSTITUTION OF MAN.
Page 347 - Spiritus intus alit: totamque infusa per artus ' Mens agitat molem, et magno se corpore miscet ' Inde hominum pecudumque genus vitaeque volantum ' Et quae marmoreo fert monstra sub aequore pontus.
Page ix - Pounds sterling ; this sum, with the accruing dividends thereon, to be held at the disposal of the President, for the time being, of the Royal Society of London, to be paid to the person or persons nominated by him. The Testator...
Page 135 - Some of them are accompanied by satellites, or attendant bodies which revolve about them; and these bodies also have their orbits nearly .circular, and nearly in the same plane as the others. Saturn's ring is a solitary example, so far as we know, of such an appendage to a planet. These circular motions of the planets round the sun, and of the satellites round their primary planets, are all kept going by the attraction of the respective central bodies, which restrains the corresponding revolving...