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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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 71

1852 - 790 pages
...mind of Mutton's expositions of the past— " The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far back into the abyss of time ; and while we listened with...the order and series of these wonderful events, we beeame sensible how much further reason may sometimes go than imagination ean venture to follow." But...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 71

1852 - 838 pages
...to grow giddy by looking so far back into the abyss of time ; and while we listened with earnestuess and admiration to the philosopher, who was now unfolding...these wonderful events, we became sensible how much further reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." But its inflnence, though...
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Macphail's Edinburgh ecclesiastical journal and literary review, Volumes 13-14

1853 - 792 pages
...expression, than the very remarkable sentence in that quotation, — ' The mind seemed to grow giddy in looking so far into the abyss of time ; and while...sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow.' And yet, though the writer of that singularly beautiful and truly philosophical paragraph, was, as...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1854 - 556 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...reason may 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...
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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Volumes 8-10

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1854 - 630 pages
...extraordinary perspective. The mind seems to grow giddy with looking so far into the abyss of time; we become sensible how much farther reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." I feel constrained to repeat a remark which I have ventured before to make, that the iudefiniteness...
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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1855 - 686 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...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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A Manual of Elementary Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1860 - 718 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 ; 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 - 368 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 aeries of these wonderful events, we became sensible how much farther...
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Elements of Geology: Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1866 - 910 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...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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