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Beauties of Sturm's Reflections: In Lessons on the Works of God and of His ...
Christoph Christian Sturm
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Seite 273 - Great part of the food destined for us, and for many animals, is, at this time, deposited in the ground. The farmer has sowed his winter corn, and begins to enjoy rest from his labours. He will soon have the satisfaction to see his fields gradually covering with a beautiful verdure, and giving the promise of a plentiful harvest- Nature at first, indeed, works in secret, while the seed is opening; but its operations may be discovered by taking some of the grains out of the ground when they are beginning...
Seite 158 - Let us, then, examine into thisphenomenon, because it is in itself very remarkable, and furnishes us with a new occasion to glorify our great Creator. The eclipse of the sun is an effect entirely natural; it is caused by the moon passing between the earth and the sun. But it can only take place when the moon, which is an opaque body, and dark in itself, conies nearly in a direct line between the sun and our earth.
Seite 290 - If we observe the dfferent occupations of man, we shall find that they also tend to the same end, which nature purposed. The sailor braves the dangers of the seas and storms, to convey merchandize, which does not belong...
Seite 163 - Indies; the lily and the tulip from the Levant; the tube-rose from Java and Ceylon ; the carnation and pink from Italy ; and the auricula from Switzerland.
Seite 46 - What can be more delightful than to recognize, in the whole creation, in all the natural world, in every thing we see, traces of the ever-working providence and tender mercy of the great Father of all.
Seite 290 - ... to his own use, becomes himself their prey. .Such is the circle in which all things here take their course, that all beings were created for one another. Tigers, lynxes, bears, and a number of other animals, provide us with skins and furs to cover us : dogs pursue the hare and the stag, to tiirnisb our tables : the terrier drives...
Seite 45 - While it is shameful for man to be inattentive to the wonders which surround him, what can be more pleasing and congenial to a rational and devout mind than contemplations on the works of the Most High? "What can be more gratifying...
Seite 297 - He who delights to contemplate the works of God, will not only discover His hand in those immense globes which compose the system of the universe, but also in the little worlds of insects, plants, and metals. He will search for, and adore the wisdom of God, as well in the spider's web, as in the power of gravitation, which attracts the earth towards the sun. These researches are at present the easier, as microscopes have discovered to us new scenes and new worlds, in which we behold, in miniature,...
Seite 298 - ... even viewed through the microscope, they appear scarcely so large as a grain of barley ; and yet they are real animals, with durable dwelling-places, the foldings and recesses of which form so many different apartments. How exceedingly small is a mite ! Nevertheless, this almost imperceptible point, seen through a microscope, is a hairy animal, perfect in all its members, of a regular figure, full of life and sensibility, and provided with every necessary organ. Although this animal is scarcely...