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The Note Book of an English Opium-Eater

By: Thomas de Quincey

... victims should so far revive into consciousness as to make circumstantial depositions, that, by way of making this im- possible, he had proceeded ins... ...at it was not. I contend, that to have uttered the truths of astronomy, of geology, &c., at the era of new-born Chris- tianity, was not only below and... ...e language of scientific truth in dealing with the phenomena of astronomy, geology, or of any merely human knowledge. Now, thirdly and lastly, in orde... ...ust, or by another which is popular and erring. Now, on the other hand, in geology and cosmology, the case is stronger. Here there is no opening for a... ...he general outline of such a succession will be more and more confirmed as geology advances. But as to the time, the duration, of this successive evol... ...le, not more, and not less, applies to a revealed astronomy, or a revealed geology. As a fact, there is no such astronomy or geology: as a possibility...

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The Trial or More Links of the Daisy Chain

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...o n g e tered the house with them. Barbara was consulted, and on Leonard’s deposition that the dog’s mistress was in deep mourn- ing, opined that she ... ...sses. His talent for drawing shows that Averil’s was worth culture. If our geology alarm Richard, tell him that I think it safer to get it over young,... ... to set down all that had been spoken, and on Gaspard’s writing a separate deposition. The pocket-book, and other effects, were readily ceded to the B...

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On the Origin of Species

By: Charles Darwin

... on their number — On the vast lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of deposition and of denudation —On the poorness of our palaeontological colle... ...or if this had been so, it would have been fatal to my theory; inasmuch as geology plainly tells us that small gen- era have in the lapse of time ofte... ...rited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being; and as modern geology has almost banished such views as the excavation of a great valley ... ...ntermittent ac- tion of natural selection accords perfectly well with what geology tells us of the rate and manner at which 104 On the Origin of Spec... ...xtinction. — This subject will be more fully dis- cussed in our chapter on Geology; but it must be here alluded to from being intimately connected wit... ... on their number — On the vast lapse of time, as inferred from the rate of deposition and of denudation —On the poorness of our palaeontological colle... ...gh each formation has indisputably required a vast number of years for its deposition, I can see several reasons why each should not include a graduat... ... the closest inspection of a formation give any idea of the time which its deposition has consumed. Many instances could be given of beds only a few f... ... of many long intervals of time and changes of level during the process of deposition, which would never even have been suspected, had not the trees c...

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The Clever Woman of the Family

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...n search of ruins, camps, churches, and towers. The colonel had a turn for geology, though a wan- dering life even with an Indian baggage-train had sa... ...ement, and the charge was made against Maria Rawlins, alias Hatherton. The depositions were read over to the children, and signed by them; with very t... .... Mr. Grey began to write, and she perceived that he was tak- ing down her deposition. She beckoned Mary to support her poor little companion, and ris... ...arding this reply, however, Mr. Beauchamp re- quested Mr. Grey to take his deposition, stating his own belief in the identity of the person before him... ...er childish memory by the very means taken to secure her silence. When the depositions were read over, their remarkable and independent accor- dance w...

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The Voyage of the Beagle

By: Charles Darwin

...of our voyage, and a sketch of those obser- vations in Natural History and Geology, which I think will possess some interest for the general reader. I... ...he ‘Volcanic Islands visited during the Voyage of the Beagle;’ and on the ‘Geology of South America.’ The sixth volume of the ‘Geological Transactions... ...ffusion of the far lighter and smaller sporules of cryptogamic plants. The geology of this island is the most interesting part of its natural history.... ...l- ingly makes room for the Zorillo. CHAPTER V BAHIA BLANCA Bahia Blanca — Geology — Numerous gigantic Quadrupeds —Recent Extinction — Longevity of sp... ...more- over, was furnished with a long extensile tongue like *Principles of Geology, vol. iv. p. 40. **This theory was first developed in the Zoology o... ...his gravel has been transported, and probably rounded, subsequently to the deposition of the white beds, and long subsequently to the un- derlying bed...

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Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

By: Thomas de Quincey

...the whole business of this preliminary ex- amination being confined to the deposition of the accuser as to the circumstances under which he alleged th... ...r, since one solitary circumstance sufficed to establish a conspiracy. The deposition bore—that the lace had been se- creted and afterwards detected i... ...essions upon the age of our earth, &c., as to class him with those who use geology, cosmology, &c., for purposes of attack, or insinua- tion against t... ...at it was not. I contend, that to have uttered the truths of astronomy, of geology, &c., at the era of new-born Chris- tianity, was not only below the... ...ust, or by another which is popular and erring. Now, on the other hand, in geology and cosmology, the case is still stronger. Here there is no opening... ...at succession will doubtless be more and more confirmed and illustrated as geology advances. But as to the time, the duration, of this cosmogony, it i... ...n- tially the same ridicule applies to a revealed astronomy, or a revealed geology. As a fact, there is no such astronomy or geology: as a possibility... ...tible, because the period of its growth will be measured by the concurrent deposition of the Ceylon mustard-seed from the everlasting pillar. Yet why,...

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Mankind in the Making

By: H. G. Wells

...the ironical silences that follow great controversies, nakedly ignorant of geology, biology, psychol- ogy, and modern biblical criticism; or it may ha... ...chool pulpit flourish, of course. A triennial walk to a chalk-pit is Field Geology, and vague half-holiday wanderings are Botany Rambles. “Art” of the... ... but fifteen years ago the courses in elementary physics and in elementary geology were quite childishly silly in this respect. Both these courses see... ...discover—and a week or so in making a needless barometer. In the course in geology, days and days were spent in drawing ideal crystal- line forms and ... ...d sub- tler than the average child can possibly attain. And as for botany, geology, history, and geography (beyond the range already specified), these... ...us kinds—offences that established the fact of unfit- ness and resulted in deposition, might be drawn up. It might be found desirable in the case of c...

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By: Henry David Thoreau

...re in managing More arts than those wherein you clerks proceed.” As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past ... ...circling a coral isle there is always an expanse of still water, where the depositions are going on which will finally raise it above the surface. The... .... The ancients can still speak to us with authority, even on the themes of geology and chemis try, though these studies are thought to have had their...

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Biographical Essays

By: Thomas de Quincey

...e of throwing light upon a book— raised to its grander station of a solemn deposition to the moral capacities of man in conflict with calamity—viewed ... ...h he himself takes up the subject. At this moment, for instance, how could geology be treated otherwise than childishly by one who should rely upon th...

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The French Revolution a History

By: Thomas Carlyle

... that has become self-combustion:—as when, accord- ing to Neptuno-Plutonic Geology, the World is all decayed down into due attritus of this sort; and ... ...than he do now give fire; a man’s arm is shattered. Lecointre will depose (Deposition de Lecointre (in Hist. Parl. iii. 111-115.) that ‘the Sieur Card... ...eputation, comes praying for Judgment and Decheance, which is our name for Deposition; praying, at low- est, for Reference to the Eighty-three Departm... ...his long visage made still longer. Auguring no good; perhaps Decheance and Deposition after all! Stop it, ye Constitutional Patriots; fire itself is q... ...lled it; seemingly in the language of exaggeration: but listen to the cold deposition of witnesses. Not a musical Patriot can blow himself a snatch of... ...or of Paris, receives Louis in Paris, and Paris Parlement, on Petition for Deposition, decline of, in prison, at Queen’s trial, guillotined cruelly. B...

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The French Revolution a History Volume One

By: Thomas Carlyle

...y that has become self-combustion:— as when, according to Neptuno-Plutonic Geology, the World is all decayed down into due attritus of this sort; and ... ...an he do now give fire; a man’s arm is shattered. Lecointre will de- pose (Deposition de Lecointre (in Hist. Parl. iii. 111-115.) that ‘the Sieur Card...

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War and Peace

By: Leo Tolstoy, Graf

...complete, and some even spoke of Napoleon’s having been cap- tured, of his deposition, and of the choice of a new ruler for France. It is very difficu... ... of statistics, geography, politi- cal economy, comparative philology, and geology , which directly contradict its assumptions. The struggle between t...

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