Phreno-mnemotechny: Or, The Art of Memory: the Series of Lectures, Explanatory of the Principles of the System, Delivered in New York and Philadelphia, in the Beginning of 1844

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Wiley and Putnam, 1845 - Ciphers - 566 pages


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Page 412 - The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's power display, And publishes to every land The work of an Almighty hand. Soon as the evening shades prevail The moon takes up the wondrous tale, And nightly to the listening earth Repeats the story of her birth; Whilst all the stars that round her burn, And all the planets in their turn, Confirm the tidings as they roll And spread the truth from pole to pole.
Page 449 - Alike essential to th' amazing whole, The least confusion but in one, not all That system only, but the whole must fall. 250 Let earth, unbalanced, from her orbit fly, Planets and suns run lawless through the sky ; Let ruling angels from their spheres be hurl'd, Being on being wreck'd, and world on world ; Heaven's whole foundations to their centre nod, And Nature trembles to the throne of God.
Page 449 - Great in the earth as in the ethereal frame, Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees : Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent ; Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part, As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart ; As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns, As the rapt Seraph that adores and burns ; To him no high, no low, no great, no small : He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.
Page 449 - Were we to press, inferior might on ours ; Or in the full creation leave a void, Where, one step broken , the great scale 's destroy'd : From Nature's chain whatever link you strike, Tenth, or ten thousandth, breaks the chain alike. And if each system in gradation roll, Alike essential to the amazing whole, The least confusion but in one, not all That system only, but the whole must fall.
Page 467 - And through his airy hall the loud misrule Of driving tempest is for ever heard: Here the grim tyrant meditates his wrath; Here arms his winds with all-subduing frost; Moulds his fierce hail, and treasures up his snows. With which he now oppresses half the globe.
Page 467 - Seem to the shivering sailor from afar Shapeless and white, an atmosphere of clouds. Projected huge, and horrid, o'er the surge, Alps frown on Alps ; or rushing hideous down, As if old Chaos was again returned, Wide rend the deep, and shake the solid pole.
Page 30 - ... but when he applied himself to it, he said, it was 19,316,025. On being questioned as to the cause of his hesitation ; he replied, that he did not like to multiply four figures by four figures : but, said he, ' I found out another way ; I multiplied 293 by 293, and then multiplied this product twice by the number 15, which produced the same result.
Page 455 - Strombolo, and Volcano, with their smoking summits, appear under your feet; and you look down on the whole of Sicily as on a map; and can trace every river through all its windings, from its source to its mouth. The view is absolutely boundless on every side; nor is there any one object within the circle of vision to interrupt it, so that the sight is every where lost in the immensity...
Page 380 - And he took bread, and • gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body, which is given for you : This do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new Testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
Page 134 - Decedents," and to repeal said original sections, -and to repeal sections one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), six (6), seven...

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