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" An epoch still more remote presented itself, when even the most ancient of these rocks, instead of standing upright in vertical beds, lay in horizontal planes at the bottom of the sea, and was not yet disturbed by that immeasurable force which has burst... "
A Manual of Elementary Geology; Or, The Ancient Changes of the Earth and Its ... - Seite 60
von Sir Charles Lyell - 1851 - 512 Seiten
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The Monthly Review

1806
...of the sea, and was not yet disturbed by that immeasurable force which has burst asunder the tolid pavement of the globe. Revolutions still more remote...now unfolding to us the order and series of these woudertul events, we became sensible how much farther reason may sometimes go than tmagtnation can...
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Popular philosophy: or, The book of nature laid open upon Christian ...

George Miller - 1826
...to be deposited, in the shape of sand or mud, from the waters of a superincumbent ocean. An epocha still more remote presented itself, when even the...admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding to ui the order and series of these wonderful events* *e became sensible how much farther reason may sometimes...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Band 65

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Henry Reeve, Harold Cox - 1837
...pavement of the globe. Revolu' tions still more remote appeared inthedistance of this extraordi' nary perspective. The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking...into the abyss of time; and while we listened with ear' nestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now un' folding to us the order and series...
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Record: containing sermons, annotations on Revelation, a brief statement of ...

Thomas Lockerby - 1850
...instead of standing upright in vertical beds, lay in horizontal planes at the bottom of the sea, and were not yet disturbed by that immeasurable force which...grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time, while we listened to the philosopher who was unfolding to us the order and seriei of those wonderful...
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A manual of elementary geology: or, The ancient changes of the earth and its ...

Sir Charles Lyell - 1860 - 685 Seiten
...from the bosom of the deep ? We felt ourselves necessarily carried back to the time when the schist us on which we stood was yet at the bottom of the sea,...looking so far into the abyss of time ; and while we listsr.cd with earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding to us the order...
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Edinburgh and Its Neighbourhood, Geological and Historical: With The Geology ...

Hugh Miller - 1864 - 313 Seiten
...instead of standing upright in vertical beds, lay in horizontal planes at the bottom of the sea, and were not yet disturbed by that immeasurable force which...earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was unfolding to us the order and series of these wonderful events, we became sensible how much farther...
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Noonday Exigencies in America

Hinton Rowan Helper - 1871 - 211 Seiten
...are undermined and dissected by the sea. * * * ' What clearer evidence,' exclaims Playfair, ' coutd we have had of the different formation of these rocks,...to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of tijne ; and while we listened with earnestness and admiration to the philosopher who was now unfolding...
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Humboldt Library of Popular Science Literature, Band 2,Ausgaben 37-48

1879
...who accompanied him, and who, dwelling on the impression which the scene had left upon himself, adJs, "The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abv-s of time; and while we listened with earnestness and admiration tc the philosopher who was now...
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The Founders of Geology

Sir Archibald Geikie - 1905 - 486 Seiten
...which separated their formation, had we actually seen them emerging from the bosom of the deep ? . . . The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into...to the philosopher who was now unfolding to us the Hut 'tons person and mode of life 293 order and series of these wonderful events, we became sensible...
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Wordsworth and the Geologists

John Wyatt - 1995 - 268 Seiten
...of 1803. Accompanying Hutton on a geographical excursion, he looked down into a quarry and recorded: 'The mind seemed to grow giddy by looking so far into the abyss of time.'1 In his unfinished account of travelling in the north of England, written in 1811 or 1812 and...
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