The Newtonian System of Philosophy: Explained by Familiar Objects in an Entertaining Manner

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Johnson & Warner, 1808 - Science - 140 pages

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Page 70 - The affliction, nor the fear. Lear. Let the great gods, That keep this dreadful pother o'er our heads, Find out their enemies now. Tremble, thou wretch, That hast within thee undivulged crimes, Unwhipp'd of justice: Hide thee, thou bloody hand; Thou perjur'd, and thou simular man of virtue That art incestuous: Caitiff, to pieces shake, That under covert and convenient seeming...
Page 71 - Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm, How shall your houseless heads and unfed sides, Your loop'd and window'd raggedness, defend you From seasons such as these ? O, I have ta'en Too little care of this ! Take physic, pomp ; Expose thyself to feel what wretches feel, That thou mayst shake the superflux to them, And show the heavens more just.
Page 73 - Almighty has endowed the substances that compose the world, it could not conveniently subsist in anj" other form ; for, not to mention the formation of rivers, which are generally occasioned by the mists that fall on the mountains ; if the earth was a regular plain, instead of that beautiful variety of hills and valleys, of verdant forests and refreshing streams, which at present delight our senses, a dismal sea would cover the whole face of the globe ; and at best it would be only the habitation...

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