Excerpt: ?But with regard to the material world, we can at least go so far as this ? we can perceive that events are brought about not by insulated interpositions of Divine power, exerted in each particular case, but by the establishment of general laws.? ? Whewell: ?Bridgewater Treatise.
Excerpt: During the successive reprints of the first edition of this work, published in 1871, I was able to introduce several important corrections; and now that more time has elapsed, I have endeavoured to profit by the fiery ordeal through which the book has passed, and have taken advantage of all the criticisms which seem to me sound. I am also greatly indebted to a large number of correspondents for the communication of a surprising number of new facts and remarks. T...
Description: Darwin Library; Title ID 251309
Excerpt: CHAPTER XXI. The MOLUCCAS TERNATE. ON the morning of the 8th of January, 1858, I arrived at Ternate, the fourth of a row of fine conical volcanic islands which shirt the west coast of the large and almost unknown n island of Gilolo. The largest and most perfectly conical mountain is Tidore, which is over four thousand Feet high Ternate being very nearly the same height, but with a more rounded and irregular summit. The town of Ternate is concealed from view till...
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Excerpt: Dedication. MY DEAR MISS GRENFELL, I CANNOT forego the pleasure of dedicating this little book to you; excepting of course the opening exhortation (needless enough in your case) to those who have not yet discovered the value of Natural History. Accept it as a memorial of pleasant hours spent by us already, and as an earnest, I trust, of pleasant hours to be spent hereafter (perhaps, too, beyond this life in the nobler world to come), in examining together the wo...
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Bibliography: p. 833-835
Chinese ; Eastern question (Far East) ; Japanese