The Theological, Philosophical and Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. William Jones ...: In Twelve Volumes : to which is Prefixed a Short Account of His Life and Writings, Volumen9
F. and C. Rivington, 1801
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Página 410 - When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder : Then did he see it, and declare it ; he prepared it, yea and searched it out. And unto man he said, Behold the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom ; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Página 488 - Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people : for all the earth is mine : And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation.
Página 100 - For certain it is that God worketh nothing in nature but by second causes; and if they would have it otherwise believed, it is mere imposture, as it were in favour towards God; and nothing else but to offer to the author of truth the unclean sacrifice of a lie.
Página 383 - And they said one to another, Did not our hearts burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures...
Página 68 - Particles, would not be of the same Nature and Texture now, with Water and Earth composed of entire Particles in the Beginning. And therefore, that Nature may be lasting, the Changes of corporeal Things are to be placed only in the various Separations and new Associations and Motions of these permanent Particles; compound Bodies being apt to break, not in the midst of solid Particles, but where those Particles are laid together, and only touch in a few Points.
Página 251 - To produce it they take two pieces of dry soft wood ; one is a stick about 8 or 9 inches long, the other piece is flat : the stick they shape into an obtuse point at one end, and pressing it upon the other, turn it nimbly by holding it between both their hands, as we do a chocolate mill, often...
Página 321 - Bay, which is nearly in the same latitude with it, but where the severity of the winter is so great that it will scarcely permit the hardiest of our garden plants to live. And if the comparison be made between the coast of Brazil and the western shore of South America, as, for example, betwixt Bahia and Lima, the difference will be still more...
Página 324 - ... suppose the summer heat at St. Catherine's to be 76°, and the winter heat to be twenty divisions short of it : I do not make use of this last conjecture upon sufficient observation ; but I am apt to suspect that the allowance is full large. Upon this supposition then, the medium heat all the year round will be 66°, and this perhaps by night as well as day, with no great variation : now those who have attended to thermometers will readily own that a continuation of this degree of heat for a...
Página 139 - ... are swifter, and as often as they overtake the vibrations of the first put them into those fits. But how two ethers can be diffused through all space, one of which acts upon the other and by consequence is reacted upon, without retarding, shattering, dispersing, and confounding one another's motions, is inconceivable.
Página 384 - For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: that ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of life...