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Page 112 - While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
Page 257 - That nothing walks with aimless feet ; That not one life shall be destroyed, Or cast as rubbish to the void, When God hath made the pile complete...
Page 216 - Her nails are sharpen'd into pointed claws, Her hands bear half her weight, and turn to paws ; Her lips, that once could tempt a god, begin To grow distorted in an ugly grin. And...
Page 264 - A solar day is the interval between two successive passages of the sun across the meridian of any place. If the earth were stationary in its orbit, the solar day would be of the same length as the sidereal ; but while the earth is turning around on its axis, it is going forward at the rate a'i 360░ in a year, or about 1░ per day.
Page 24 - Every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle of matter with a force directly proportional to the product of their masses, and decreasing as the square of the distance between them increases.
Page 295 - The Ram, the Bull, the heavenly Twins, And next the Crab the Lion shines, The Virgin and the Scales ; The Scorpion, Archer, and He-goat, The Man that holds the watering-pot, And Fish with glittering tails.
Page 19 - 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, as God has waited six thousand years for an observer.
Page 305 - Upwards of one hundred lay prostrate on the ground, some speechless, and some with the bitterest cries, but with their hands raised, imploring God to save the world and them. The scene was truly awful ; for never did rain fall much thicker than the meteors fell towards the earth ; east, west, north, and south it was the same.