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Page 280 - And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven ; and they were destroyed from the earth : and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark.
Page 347 - Oh make Thou us, through centuries long, In peace secure, in justice strong ; Around our gift of freedom draw The safeguards of thy righteous law : And, cast in some diviner mould, Let the new cycle shame the old...
Page 166 - Lucretius, nobler than his mood, Who dropped his plummet down the broad Deep universe and said " No God — " Finding no bottom : he denied Divinely the divine, and died Chief poet on the Tiber-side...
Page 227 - They render no useful service, they create no wealth: more often they destroy it. They degrade whatever they touch, and as individuals are perhaps incapable of improvement...
Page 40 - He gave the little wealth he had, To build a house for fools and mad: And showed by one satiric touch, No nation wanted it so much: That kingdom he hath left his debtor, I wish it soon may have a better.
Page 21 - This progression, by minute steps, in various directions, but always checked and balanced by the necessary conditions, subject to which alone existence can be preserved, may, it is believed, be followed out so as to agree with all the phenomena presented by organized beings, their extinction and succession in past ages, and all the extraordinary modifications of form, instinct, and habits which they exhibit.
Page 20 - We see, then, that no inferences as to varieties in a state of nature can be deduced from the observation of those occurring among domestic animals. The two are so much opposed to each other in every circumstance of their existence, that what applies to the one is almost sure not to apply to the other.
Page 20 - The hypothesis of Lamarck- that progressive changes in species have been produced by the attempts of animals to increase the development of their own organs, and thus modify their Structure and habits has been repeatedly and easily refuted by all writers on the subject of varieties and species, . . . but the view here developed renders such an hypothesis quite unnecessary.