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Página 22 - All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.
Página 76 - who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with a span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance...
Página 106 - He lifts the rivers and the glaciers up to the mountains, and thus the cataract and the avalanche shoot with an energy derived immediately from him. Thunder and lightning are also his transmuted strength. Every fire that burns, and every flame that glows, dispenses light and heat which originally belonged to the sun. In these days, unhappily, the news of battle is familiar to us, but every shock, and every charge, is an application, or misapplication, of the mechanical force of the sun. He blows...
Página 106 - He builds the forest and hews it down, the power which raised the tree, and which wields the axe, being one and the same. The clover sprouts and blossoms, and the scythe of the mower swings, by the operation of the same force. The sun digs the ore from our mines, he rolls the iron ; he rivets the plates, he boils the water ; he draws the train. He not only grows the cotton, but he spins the fibre and weaves the web. There is not a hammer raised, a wheel turned, or a shuttle thrown, that is not raised,...
Página 106 - In these days, unhappily, the news of battle is familiar to us, but every shock and every charge is an application or misapplication of the mechanical force of the sun. He blows the trumpet, he urges the projectile, he bursts the bomb. And, remember, this is not poetry, but rigid mechanical truth. He rears, as I have said, the whole vegetable world, and through it the animal; the lilies of the field are his workmanship, the verdure of the meadows, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. He forms the...
Página 105 - Leaving out of account the eruptions of volcanoes, and the ebb and flow of the tides, every mechanical action on the earth's surface, every manifestation of power, organic and inorganic, vital and physical, is produced by the sun. His warmth keeps the sea liquid, and the atmosphere a gas, and all the storms which agitate both are blown by the mechanical force of the sun. He lifts the rivers and the glaciers up to the mountains, and thus the cataract and the avalanche shoot with an energy derived...
Página 106 - His fleetness is in the lion's foot; he springs in the panther, he soars in the eagle, he slides in the snake. He builds the forest, and hews it down; the power which raised the tree, and which wields the axe, being one and the same. " The clover sprouts and blossoms, and the scythe of the mower swings by the operation of the same force.
Página 106 - He not only grows the cotton, but he spins the fiber and weaves the web. There is not a hammer raised, a wheel turned, or a shuttle thrown, that is not raised, and turned, and thrown by the sun. His energy is poured freely into space, but our world is a halting place where this energy is conditioned. Here the Proteus works his spells; the selfsame essence takes a million shapes and hues, and finally dissolves into its primitive and almost formless form.
Página 106 - In. the plant the atoms are separated, in the animal they recombine." (p. 431.) The sun " rears, as I have said, the whole vegetable world, and through it the animal. The lilies of the field are his workmanship, the verdure of the meadows, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. He forms the muscle ; he urges the blood ; he builds the brain. His fleetness is in the lion's foot ; he springs in the panther ; he soars in the eagle ; he glides in the snake. He builds the forest, and hews it down, — the...
Página 23 - In all latitudes between the parallel of 30° or 35° N., and the parallel of 30° or 35° S., the prevailing direction of the wind is from the eastward ; in all other parts of the world, except the monsoon regions, as far as observation has gone, it is from the westward.

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