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Стр. 16 - There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
Стр. 16 - In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.
Стр. 93 - For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.
Стр. 79 - Conscience is not a longsighted selfishness, nor a desire to be consistent with oneself; but it is a messenger from Him, who, both in nature and in grace, speaks to us behind a veil, and teaches and rules us by His representatives. Conscience is the aboriginal Vicar of Christ, a prophet in its informations, a monarch in its peremptoriness, a priest in its blessings and anathemas...
Стр. 12 - December 1855, he stated to the Lords of the Treasury that although " the Records, State Papers, and Documents in his charge constitute the most " complete and perfect series of their kind in the civilized world," and although " they are of the greatest value in a historical and constitutional " point of view, yet they are comparatively useless to the public, from the " want of proper Calendars and Indexes.
Стр. 182 - Well! so I did. But yet I did not think To show to all the World my pen and ink In such a mode. I only thought to make I knew not what! Nor did I undertake Thereby to please my neighbour. No ! not I! I did it mine own self to gratify.
Стр. 1 - I believe, noticed in the schools, that, in our endeavors to recall to memory something long forgotten, we often find ourselves upon the very verge of remembrance, without being able, in the end, to remember. And thus how frequently, in my intense scrutiny of Ligeia's eyes, have I felt approaching the full knowledge of their expression, felt it approaching, yet not quite be mine, and so at length entirely depart!
Стр. 61 - And what language is to be expected from him ?—He is a man speaking to men: a man, it is true, endowed with more lively sensibility, more enthusiasm and tenderness, who has a greater knowledge of human nature, and a more comprehensive soul, than are supposed to be common among mankind...
Стр. 16 - Therefore I should infer from analogy that probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this earth, have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed.