On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man: Principally with Reference to the Supply of His Wants, and the Exercise of His Intellectual Faculties

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W. Pickering, 1833 - 375 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 20 - ... then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
Pàgina 179 - The heavens declare the glory of God ; and the firmament showeth his handy work. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.
Pàgina 182 - When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rye in their place ? 26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
Pàgina 93 - Thrice he assay'd, and thrice, in spite of scorn, Tears, such as Angels weep, burst forth: at last Words, interwove with sighs, found out their way.
Pàgina 164 - Rising with her tiara of proud towers At airy distance, with majestic motion, A ruler of the waters and their powers : And such she was; — her daughters had their dowers From spoils of nations, and the exhaustless East Pour'd in her lap all gems in sparkling showers.
Pàgina 98 - ... the merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble...
Pàgina 131 - ... mark ; but the coral sand and other broken remnants thrown up by the sea, adhere to the rock, and form a solid mass with it, as high as the common tides reach. That elevation, surpassed the future remnants, being rarely covered, lose their adhesive property...
Pàgina 75 - ... of different sizes, the most common being made of mud and sticks like an oven, but the mode of raising the steam is exactly the same. Among both these nations it is very uncommon for a man to bathe alone, he is generally accompanied by one, or sometimes several of his acquaintances ; indeed it is so essentially a social amusement, that to decline going in to bathe when invited by a friend, is one of the highest indignities which can be offered to him.

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