Harry Beaufoy, Or, The Pupil of Nature

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Thomas Kite, 1828 - 95 páginas
 

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Página 68 - Instinct is th' unerring guide, What Pope or Council can they need beside? Reason, however able, cool at best, Cares not for service, or but serves when prest...
Página 85 - Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale. Here too all forms of social union find, And hence let reason, late, instruct mankind : • Here subterranean works and cities see, There towns aerial on the waving tree.
Página 85 - Thus then to man the voice of nature spake — " 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 53 - ... presses the sides of the arteries with greater force than it acts against the coats of the veins. To prevent any danger from this difference of pressure, the arteries are formed of much tougher and stronger materials than the veins. This is one difference between the two ; there is another still more strikingly illustrative of the care of the Great Artificer. As a wound in the arteries, through which the blood passes with such force from the heart, would be more dangerous than a wound in the...
Página 51 - The good citizens of London may use the water, or waste it, as they please; but the precious fluid, conveyed by the arteries to the ends of the fingers, must be returned to the heart; for on its unceasing circulation our health depends. In order to effect this purpose...
Página 53 - ... sheltered situation. They are deeply buried among the muscles, or they creep along grooves made for them in the bones. The under side of the ribs is sloped and furrowed, to allow these important tubes...
Página 90 - Say first, of God above, or man below, What can we reason, but from what we know ? Of man, what see we but his station here, From which to reason, or to which refer ? Thro' worlds unnumber'd tho' the God be known, "Tis ours to trace him only in our own.
Página 54 - ... especially in the arterial system, there is, in many parts, only a membrane, a skin, a thread.
Página 71 - ... that could give me the least idea of wax ; I conceived these scales might be it, at least I thought it necessary to investigate them. I therefore took several on the point of a needle, and held them to a candle, where they melted, and immediately formed themselves into a round globe...
Página 1 - But touches some above, and some below; Learns, from this union of the rising whole, The first, last purpose of the human soul; And knows where faith, law, morals, all began, All end, in love of God, and love of man.

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