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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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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1860 - 718 pages
...perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time ; and while we listsr.cd with earnestness and admiration to the philosopher...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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Elements of Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1866 - 910 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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Great men of Great Britain

Cyclopaedia - 1866 - 432 pages
...epochs, until * the mind gre\v giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time,' and the awed listeners became sensible ' how much farther reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow ! ' — Sustained by phenomena at once palpable, numerous, and conclusive, Hutton's important views...
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Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, Volume 5

Edinburgh Geological Society - 1885 - 680 pages
...these rocks, instead of standing upright in vertical beds, lay in horizontal planes at the lx)ttom of the sea, and was not yet disturbed by that immeasurable...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." In the summer of the same year (1788) Hutton made another geological tour. This was to the Isle of...
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Nature, Volume 5

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1872 - 540 pages
...dwelling on the impression which the scene had left upon him, adds : " The mind seemed to crowgiddy by looking so far into the abyss of time ; and while...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." Sir James Hall afterwards, by a series of characteristically ingenious experiments, showed how the...
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Noonday Exigencies in America

Hinton Rowan Helper - 1871 - 224 pages
...extraordinary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of tijne ; and while we listened with earnestness and admiration...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow.' " — Lyell's Manual of Geology, page 60. " While the same fossils prevail in a particular set of strata...
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Humboldt Library of Popular Science Literature, Volume 2, Issues 37-48

1879 - 614 pages
...philosopher who was now unfolding to us the order and seriesoftli'se wonde-ful events, we became sensible hov much farther reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow. Sir James Hall afterward, by a series of characteristically ingenious experiments, showed how the rocks...
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Geological Sketches, at Home and Abroad

Archibald Geikie - 1882 - 404 pages
...accompanied him, and who, dwelling on the impression which the scene had left upon himself, adds, " The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." Sir James Hall afterwards, by a series of characteristically ingenious experiments, showed how the...
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God and Creation

Robert Reid Howison - 1883 - 660 pages
...awed listeners, " the mind grew giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time," and they realized "how much farther reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." Hutton was thus one of the pioneers of geology, and shadowed out truths which have since been fully...
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Transactions of the Minnesota State Medical Association ...

Minnesota State Medical Association - 1904 - 352 pages
...can form an adequate conception, while those who have examined and studied the subject only become sensible how much farther reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." EDUCATION. Our State University, and, in general, our educational facilities are nowhere to be excelled....
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