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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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Transactions of the Edinburgh Geological Society, Volume 5

Edinburgh Geological Society - 1885 - 680 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 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
...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 tijne ; and while we listened with earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding...
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Nature, Volume 5

Sir Norman Lockyer - 1872 - 540 pages
...upon him, ad'Js : "The mind seemed to cro* giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time ; and wfaik we listened with earnestness and admiration to the...wonderful events, we became sensible how much farther reas.— may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." James Hall afterwards, by a series...
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The rudiments of physical geography for the use of Indian schools

Henry Francis Blanford - 1874 - 192 pages
...Berwick coast, Hutton traced out the meaning of the stony chronicle before them. " The mind," he says, " seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss...these wonderful events, we became sensible how much further reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." CHAPTER V. THE INTERNAL HEAT...
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Humboldt Library of Popular Science Literature, Volume 2, Issues 37-48

1879 - 614 pages
...who accompanied him, and who, dwelling on the impression which the scene had left upon himself, adJs, "The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abv-s of time; and while we listened with earnestness and admiration tc the philosopher who was now...
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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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The Founders of Geology

Archibald Geikie (Sir).) - 1897 - 320 pages
...which separated their formation, had we actually seen them emerging from the bosom of the deep? . . . The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...these wonderful events, we became sensible how much further reason may sometimes go than imagination can venture to follow." Hutton's lithe active body...
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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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