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The Three Barriers: Notes on Mr. Darwin's 'Origin of Species'
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The Three Barriers: Notes on Mr. Darwin's Origin of Species (1861)
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Página 79 - I had rather believe all the fables in the legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind; and, therefore, God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.
Página 71 - Go, from the creatures thy instructions take : Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield ; Learn from the beasts the physic of the field ; Thy arts of building from the bee receive; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave ; Learn of the little Nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
Página 173 - I have seen A curious child, who dwelt upon a tract Of inland ground, applying to his ear The convolutions of a smooth-lipped shell ; To which, in silence hushed, his very soul Listened intensely ; and his countenance soon Brightened with joy ; for murmurings from within Were heard, — sonorous cadences ! whereby, To his belief, the monitor expressed Mysterious union with its native sea.
Página 164 - It destroys likewise magnanimity, and the raising of human nature : for take an example of a dog, and mark what a generosity and courage he will put on, when he finds himself maintained by a man ; who to him is instead of a God, or melior natura...
Página 173 - Even such a shell the universe itself Is to the ear of Faith ; and there are times, I doubt not, when to you it doth impart Authentic tidings of invisible things ; Of ebb and flow, and evcr-during power ; And central peace, subsisting at the heart Of endless agitation.
Página 164 - As quickly as he may ; Nor far had gone before he found A human skeleton on the ground ; The appalled discoverer with a sigh Looks round, to learn the history. From those abrupt and perilous rocks The Man had fallen, that place of fear ! At length upon the Shepherd's mind It breaks, and all is clear : He instantly recalled the name, And who he was, and whence he came ; Remembered, too, the very day On which the traveller passed this way.
Página 8 - So careful of the type?' but no, From scarped cliff and quarried stone She cries "A thousand types are gone. I care for nothing; all shall go. "Thou makest thine appeal to me: I bring to life, I bring to death; The spirit does but mean the breath; I know no more.
Página 60 - The sun ariseth, and they get them away together : and lay them down in their dens. Man goeth forth to his work, and to his labour : until the evening. 0 Lord, how manifold are thy works ; in wisdom hast thou made them all ; the earth is full of thy riches. So is the great and wide sea also : wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.