The Orbs of Heaven: Or, The Planetary and Stellar Worlds

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National Illustrated Library, 1851 - 302 sidor

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Sida 193 - God called up from dreams a man into the vestibule of heaven, saying, ' Come thou hither, and see the glory of my house.' And to the servants that stood around his throne he said, 'Take him, and undress him from his robes of flesh : cleanse his vision, and put a new breath into his nostrils : arm him with sail-broad wings for flight. Only touch not with any change his human heart — the heart that weeps and trembles.
Sida 80 - GRAVITATION.* — Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle of matter with a force directly proportional to its mass, and decreasing as the square of the distance Fig.
Sida 60 - If you forgive me, I rejoice; if you are angry I can bear it. The die is cast. The book is written, to be read either now, or by posterity, I care not which. It may well wait a century for a reader, since God has waited six thousand years for an observer!
Sida 151 - ... we calculated from morning till night, sometimes even at meals ; the consequence of which was, that I contracted an illness which changed my constitution for the remainder of my life. The assistance rendered by Madame Lepaute was such, that without her we never...
Sida 194 - End is there none?" the angel solemnly demanded: " Is there indeed no end ? And is this the sorrow that kills you ? " But no voice answered, that he might answer himself. Then the angel threw up his glorious hands to the heaven of heavens ; saying, " End is there none to the universe of God ? Lo ! also there is no Beginning.
Sida 221 - What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the 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...
Sida 193 - ... by spans — that seemed ghostly from infinitude. Without measure were the architraves, past number were the archways, beyond memory the gates. Within were stairs that...
Sida 262 - The proposition that the sun is in the centre of the world and immovable from its place is absurd, philosophically false, and formally heretical ; because it is expressly contrary to the Holy Scriptures.
Sida 265 - Therefore, having seen and maturely considered the merits of your cause, with your said confessions and excuses, and every thing else which ought to be seen and considered, We have come to the underwritten final sentence against you. " Invoking, therefore, the most holy name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and of His Most Glorious...
Sida 296 - ... of their attraction beyond calculable limits. Under such circumstances we might have years of unequal length, and seasons of capricious temperature ; planets and moons of portentous size and aspect glaring and disappearing at uncertain intervals ; tides like deluges sweeping over whole continents ; and, perhaps, the collision of two of the planets, and the consequent destruction of all organization on both of them.

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