Surveys of nature: a sequel to mrs. Trimmer's Introduction

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John Radcock, 1802

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Page 121 - The unwearied sun, from day to day, Does his Creator's power display ; And publishes to every land, The work of an almighty hand. 2 Soon as the evening shades prevail, The moon takes up the wondrous tale ; And nightly to the listening earth, Repeats the story of her birth : While all the stars which round her...
Page 81 - Sudden, th' impetuous hurricanes descend, Wheel through the air, in circling eddies play, Tear up the sands, and sweep whole plains away. The helpless traveller, with wild surprise Sees the dry desart all around him rise, And, smother'd in the dusty whirlwind, dies.
Page 89 - Thy virtue proves thee truly wise. Pride often guides the author's pen ; Books as affected are as men : But he who studies nature's laws, From certain truth his maxims draws ; And those, without our schools, suffice...
Page 78 - ... of wind, rain, thunder, and lightning, attended with a furious swelling of the seas and sometimes with an earthquake ; in short, with every circumstance which the elements can assemble that is terrible and destructive. First, they see as the prelude to the ensuing havoc, whole fields of sugar canes whirled into the air, and scattered over the face of the country.
Page 102 - ... the Divine command to replenish the earth, to increase and multiply upon it, and to have dominion over the beasts of the forest, the birds of the air, the fish in the waters, and the creeping things of the earth. JAS. 18, 1830.] Mr. Foot's Resolution. ' Si •- ,T! The fourth point of objection is, in the removal of the land records — the natural effect of abolishing all the offices of the Surveyors General.
Page 10 - ... by walking faithfully in the ways of God, we may not leave our repentance to a death bed, or see our starving souls upon the point of expiring for that celestial food, which...
Page 19 - How is it then, my boy, that we do not hear the thunder as soon as we see the lightning?

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