The Works of the Duke of Argyll: Containing, The Reign of Law, The Unity of Nature [and] Primeval Man

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Pagina 6 - My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Pagina 225 - The existence of Matter, or Bodies Unperceived, has not only been the main support of Atheists and Fatalists, but on the same principle doth IDOLATRY likewise in all its various forms depend. Did men but consider that the sun, moon, and stars, and every other object of the senses, are only so many sensations in their minds, which have no other existence but barely being perceived, doubtless they would never fall down and worship their own ideas ; but rather address their homage to that eternal invisible...
Pagina 159 - In the golden rule of Jesus of Nazareth, we read the complete spirit of the ethics of utility. To do as you would be done by, and to love your neighbor as yourself, constitute the ideal perfection of utilitarian morality.
Pagina 193 - Whilst beholding these savages, one asks, Whence have they come? What could have tempted, or what change compelled a tribe of men to leave the fine regions of the north, to travel down the Cordillera or backbone of America, to invent and build canoes, which are not used by the tribes of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, and then to enter on one of the most inhospitable countries within the limits of the globe...
Pagina 180 - Nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shrieked against his creed Who loved, who suffered countless ills, Who battled for the True, the Just, Be blown about the desert dust, Or sealed within the iron hills ? No more ? A monster then, a dream, A discord. Dragons of the prime, That tear each other in their slime, , Were mellow music matched with him.
Pagina 51 - The electric organs of fishes offer another case of special difficulty; for it is impossible to conceive by what steps these wondrous organs have been produced.
Pagina 193 - In another harbour not far distant, a woman, who was suckling a recently-born child, came one day alongside the vessel, and remained there out of mere curiosity, whilst the sleet fell and thawed on her naked bosom, and on the skin of her naked baby...
Pagina 24 - Uphold us, cherish, and have power to make Our noisy years seem moments in the being Of the eternal Silence: truths that wake, To perish never; Which neither listlessness, nor mad endeavour, Nor Man nor Boy, Nor all that is at enmity with joy, Can utterly abolish or destroy!
Pagina 145 - Thus, whatever system of organs be studied, the comparison of their modifications in the ape series leads to one and the same result — that the structural differences which separate man from the gorilla and the chimpanzee are not so great as those which separate the gorilla from the lower apes.
Pagina 65 - The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

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