Western Worthies: A Gallery of Biographical and Critical Sketches ...

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Pub. at the Star Office, 1872 - 197 páginas
 

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Página 127 - I am of Apollos," or "I am of Cephas,
Página 128 - It is the unique faculty of not only perceiving "sermons in stones, books in the running brooks, and good in everything...
Página 110 - But making the fullest allowance for all these conditions, it is surprising that persons otherwise appearing to be within the bounds of sanity, should entertain a confirmed belief in the possibility of phenomena, which, while they are at variance with the best established physical laws, have never been brought under proof by the evidences of the senses, and are opposed to the dictates of sound judgment. It is so far satisfactory in the interests of true biological science that no man of note can...
Página 9 - England a second time, and attended the meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, which was held that year in Edinburgh.
Página 19 - His experience ia a direct reversal of the ordinary rule, that "a prophet hath honour save in his own country and in his own house.
Página 22 - Whatever withdraws us from the power of the senses, whatever makes the past, the distant, or the future predominate over the present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings.
Página 70 - ... by Mr. Melvill, secretary in London to the East India Company, and through whom he entered into conferences on the subject in Glasgow with Mr. George Burns and Mr. David Maclver. The consultation resulted in the undertaking since popularly known as the Cunard line, and Mr. George Burns persuaded his brother to join in this, as he had in like manner previously induced him to join in the establishment of steamers between Glasgow and Liverpool. The contract for the conveyance of the North American...
Página 116 - To raise the lowly suppliant from the ground Befits a monarch. Lo! the peers around But wait thy word, the gentle guest to grace, And seat him fair in some distinguish'd place.
Página 111 - ... from the truth than this statement. Not to mention the admirable reports of the early French academicians, giving the account of the negative result of an examination of the earlier mesmeric phenomena by men in every way qualified to pronounce judgment on their nature, I am aware that from time to time men of eminence, and fully competent, by their knowledge of biological phenomena, and their skill and accuracy in conducting scientific investigation, have made the most patient and careful examination...
Página 173 - Journal of Sacred Literature." Several of his works are now out of print, but all of them are of untold value in their way, and are highly esteemed by those best qualified to form a just estimate of their merits. Dr. Eadie is a member of the Committee for the Revision of the New Testament; a post which he holds conjointly with Professor Brown and Professor Milligan, of Aberdeen, the only other Presbyterian members of the New Testament Revision Committee who belong to Scotland. The Committee, we may...

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