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Page 93 - Son of man that thou visitest him ? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet.
Page 378 - or in other words,—given the existence of organic matter, its tendency to transmit its properties, and its tendency occasionally to vary; and, lastly, given the conditions of existence by which organic matter is surrounded—that these put together are the causes of the Present and of the Past conditions of ORGANIC
Page 39 - purpose,—while proving that there has been a plan glorious in its scheme and perfect in system, progressing through unmeasured ages and looking ever towards man and a spiritual end,—it leads to no other solution of the great problem of creation, whether of kinds of matter or of species of life, than this:—
Page 453 - Prehistoric Annals of Scotland. By Daniel Wilson, LL.D., Professor of History and English Literature in University College, Toronto; Author of " Prehistoric Man,
Page 378 - it into a shape more convenient for common purposes than I could find verbatim in his book—as I apprehend it, I say, it is, that all the phenomena of organic nature, past and present, result from, or are caused by, the inter-action of those properties of organic matter, which we have called ATAVISM and VARIABILITY, with the CONDITIONS
Page 60 - hence it is, that the bulk of the solid earth is continually increased, and the fluids, if they are not supplied from without, must be in a continual decrease, and quite fail at last 1 suspect moreover, that it is chiefly from
Page 60 - The vapours which arise from the sun, the fixed stars, and the tails of the comets, may meet at last with, and fall into the atmospheres of the planets by their gravity ; and there be condensed and turned into water and humid spirits, and from thence by a slow heat pass gradually into the form of salts, and sulphurs, and
Page 378 - demonstrated our hypothesis; or rather I ought to say, we shall have proved it as far as certainty is possible for us ; for, after all, there is no one of our surest convictions which may not be upset, or at any rate modified by a further accession of knowledge.
Page 320 - bank, the which his river hems Was painted all with variable flowers, And all the meads adorn'd with dainty gems Fit to deck maidens' bowers.
Page 382 - this fact upon any other hypothesis or supposition than one of successive modification? But if the population of the world, in any age, is the result of the gradual modification of the forms which peopled it in the preceding age,—if that has been the case, it is intelligible enough; because we may expect that the creature