William Whewell, D.D. ...: An Account of His Writings with Selections from His Literary and Scientific Correspondence, Volume 1

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Macmillan, 1876

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Page 365 - A seeming mermaid steers ; the silken tackle Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands, That yarely frame the office. From the barge A strange invisible perfume hits the sense Of the adjacent wharfs. The city cast Her people out upon her, and Antony, Enthron'd i...
Page 52 - It was contrary to analogy to suppose that Nature had been at any former epoch parsimonious of time and prodigal of violence — to imagine that one district was not at rest while another was convulsed — that the disturbing forces were not kept under subjection, so as never to carry simultaneous havoc and desolation over the whole earth, or even over one great region.
Page 25 - DOCTRINE of LIMITS, with its Applications: namely, Conic Sections ; the first Three Sections of Newton ; and the Differential Calculus.
Page 133 - The most familiar words and phrases are connected by imperceptible ties with the reasonings and discoveries of former men and distant times. Their knowledge is an inseparable part of ours ; the present generation inherits and uses the scientific wealth of all the past.
Page 107 - A revolution is peaceably and progressively effecting itself in philosophy, the reverse of that to which Bacon has attached his name. That great man changed the method of the sciences from deductive to experimental, and it is now rapidly reverting from experimental to deductive.
Page 190 - More Worlds than One. The Creed of the Philosopher and the Hope of the Christian.
Page 189 - Other Worlds than Ours ; The Plurality of Worlds Studied under the Light of Recent Scientific Researches.
Page 208 - Creation. 14. We may make another remark which may have an important bearing upon our estimate of the value of the moral scheme of the world which occupies the earth. If, by any act of the Divine Government, the number of those men should be much increased, who raise themselves towards the moral standard which God has appointed, and thus, towards a likeness to God, and a prospect of a future eternal union with him ;— such an act of Divine Government would do far more towards making the Universe...
Page 107 - That in our proper motion we ascend Up to our native seat : descent and fall To us is adverse.
Page 23 - On the Free Motion of Points, and on Universal Gravitation. Including the principal Propositions of Books I. and III. of the Principia. The first part of a Treatise on Dynamics.

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