The Geology of the Avon: Being an Enquiry Into the Order of the Strata and Mineral Productions of the District Washed by Its Streams

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P. Rose, 1822 - 104 pages
 

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Page 5 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Page 1 - Far on the right, her dogs foul Scylla hides: Charybdis roaring on the left presides, And in her greedy whirlpool sucks the tides; Then spouts them from below: with fury driv'n, The waves mount up and wash the face of heav'n.
Page 1 - Charybdis 420 obsidet, atque imo barathri ter gurgite vastos sorbet in abruptum fluctus rursusque sub auras erigit alternos et sidera verberat unda.
Page 57 - But if the succession of worlds is established in the system of nature, it is in vain to look for any thing higher in the origin of the earth. The remit, therefore, of our present enquiry is, that we find no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end.lfft "No vestige_of a beginning no prospect of an end," is one of t{1e most often quoted phrases in geological writings.
Page 63 - In recapitulating the state of our present know* ledge, it is obvious that we know with certainty, that the floetz and primitive mountains have been produced by a series of precipitations and depositions formed in succession ; that these took place from water which covered the globe, existing always more or less generally, and containing the different substances which have been produced from them, ( 30.
Page 7 - Hast thou marked the old way Which wicked men have trodden? Which were cut down out of time, Whose foundation was overflown with a flood.
Page 82 - Because the Cross-Gossans, or Cross-Flookans, run " through all veins of opposite directions, without the least interruption from them, but, on the contrary, do " apparently disjoint, and dislocate all of them ; it seems " reasonable to conclude, that the east and west veins were antecedent to cross veins ; and that some great " event, long after the creation, occasioned these trans
Page 56 - For having, in the natural history of this earth, seen a succession of worlds, we may from this conclude that there is a system in nature; in like manner as, from seeing revolutions of the planets, it is concluded, that there is a system by which they are intended to continue those revolutions.
Page 84 - Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he, In heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and in all deep places.
Page 28 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, and after our likeness...

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