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" Approaching parts with quick embrace combines, Swells into spheres, and lengthens into lines. Last, as fine goads the gluten-threads excite, Cords grapple cords, and webs with webs unite; And quick CONTRACTION with ethereal flame Lights into life the... "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 356
1803
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 2

1804
...its eccentric wings ; With strong repulsion parts the exploding mass, Melts into lymph, or kindles into gas : Attraction next, as earth or air subsides,...webs with webs unite ; And quick CONTRACTION with etherial dame, Lights into hfe the fibre-woven frame. IK-nce, without parent, by spontaneous birth,...
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The Temple of Nature, Or, The Origin of Society: A Poem, with Philosophical ...

Erasmus Darwin - 1804 - 344 pages
...individual particles of matter ; see Botanic Garden, Vol. I. additional note VII. on elementary heat. ATTRACTION next, as earth or air subsides, The ponderous atoms from the light divides, 240 Approaching parts with quick embrace combines, Swells into spheres and lengthens into lines. Last,...
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The Literary Miscellany: Including Dissertations and Essays on ..., Volume 1

1805
...eccentric wings ; " With strong repulsion parts the exploding mass, " Melts into lymph, or kindles into gas. " Attraction next, as earth or air subsides,...and lengthens into lines. " Last, as fine goads the glutton threads excite, " Cords grapple cords and webs with webs unite ; " And quick contraction with...
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The temple of nature

Erasmus Darwin - 1806
...Swells into fpheres, and lengthens into lines. Laft, as fine goads the gluten-threads excite, Ccrds grapple cords, and webs with 'webs unite; And quick...CONTRACTION with ethereal flame Lights into life the fibre- woven frame. Particular attraction, or chemical affinity, mud likewife occupy the fpaces...
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The Temple of Nature: Or, The Origin of Society, a Poem with Philosophical Notes

Erasmus Darwin - 1825 - 100 pages
...its eccentric wings ; With strong Repulsion parts the exploding mass, Melts into lymph, or kindles into gas. Attraction next, as earth or air subsides, The ponderous atoms from the light divides, 240 Ing, and consequently that it is young; as the fluid parts are not yet all converted into solid...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - 1991 - 312 pages
...matter its eccentric wings; And strong repulsion parts the exploding mass, Melts into lymph, or kindles into gas. attraction next, as earth or air subsides,...ethereal flame Lights into life the fibre-woven frame. The Temple of Nature Canto I, lines 223-46 [Sir] Francis Darwin 1848-1925 22 But in science the credit...
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Romantic Medicine and John Keats

Hermione de Almeida - 1990 - 432 pages
...attraction and repulsion: "First HEAT . . . / With strong REPULSION parts the exploding mass . . . /ATTRACTION next, as earth or air subsides, / The ponderous atoms from the light divides," Last, as fine goads the gluten-threads excite, Cords grapple cords, and webs with webs unite; And quick...
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Romantic Period Writings, 1798-1832: An Anthology

Ian Haywood, Zachary Leader - 1998 - 254 pages
...into gas. ATTRACTION next, as earth or air subsides, The ponderous atoms from the light divides, 240 Approaching parts with quick embrace combines, Swells...spontaneous birth Rise the first specks of animated earth;22 From Nature's womb the plant or insect swims, And buds or breathes, with microscopic limbs.......
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Frankenstein's Science: Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture ...

Christa Knellwolf King, Jane R. Goodall - 2008 - 225 pages
...his grisly, jaw-dropping work at the gallows, Erasmus Darwin's imaginings were all light and life: And quick contraction with ethereal flame Lights into...spontaneous birth Rise the first specks of animated earth.19 The most notorious experiments in spontaneous generation were those conducted by Andrew Crosse...
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