The Universe: A Philosophical Poem. Intended to Restrain the Pride of Man ...

J. Worrall, at the Dove, in bell-Yard, near Lincoln's -Inn, 1760 - 48 ページ


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9 ページ - And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
18 ページ - Tis heat intense to what can there be known ; Warmer our poles than is its burning zone. Who there inhabit must have other powers, Juices, and veins, and sense, and life, than ours. One moment's cold, like theirs, would pierce the bone, Freeze the heart's blood, and turn us all to stone.'* BAKER'S Universe.
17 ページ - More distant still, our Earth comes rolling on. And forms a wider circle round the Sun ; With her the Moon, companion ever dear ! Her course attending through the shining year.
11 ページ - Lefs ftor'd with Creatures, or with Beauty, be. For GOD is uniform in all his Ways, And every where his boundlefs Pow'r difplays : His Goodnefs fills immenfurable Space...
29 ページ - When on the Ground, a crawling Worm it lay, Where ev'ry Foot might tread its Soul away ! Who rais'd it thence ? And bid it range the Skies ? Gave its rich Plumage, and its brilliant Dyes ? 'Twas God : — Its God and thine, O Man, and He In this thy Fellow-Creature lets thee see, The wond'rous Change which is ordain'd for thee.
18 ページ - Reafon fays, nor can we doubt at all : Millions of Beings dwell on either Ball...
15 ページ - Un wife ! and though tlefs ! impotent ! and blind ! Can Wealth, or Grandeur, fatisfy the Mind ? Of all thofe Pleafures Mortals moft admire, Is there one Joy fincere, that will not tire ? Can Love itfelf endure ? or Beauty's Charms Afford that Blifs we fancy in its...
9 ページ - Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years...
5 ページ - Diff'rent his Track, but conftant his Career, Divides the Times, and meafures out the Year. To Climes returns where freezing Winter reigns, Unbinds the Glebe, and fructifies the Plains. The crackling Ice diflblves : the Rivers flow : Vines crown the Mountain Tops, and Corn the Vales below.
18 ページ - Through his vast orbit Saturn wheels away. How great the change could we be wafted there ! How slow the seasons ! and how long the year ! One moon, on us, reflects its cheerful light : There, five attendants brighten up the night. Here, the blue firmament bedeck'd with stars ; There, over-head, a lucid arch appears.