I should keep well within the limit of that early excess now, and should not liken the creation
of Shakespeare to the creation
of any heavenly body bigger, say, than one of the nameless asteroids that revolve between Mars and Jupiter.
No such inspired creation
is at unity with itself, any more than the clouds of heaven when the sun pierces through them.
of a thousand forests is in one acorn, and Egypt, Greece, Rome, Gaul, Britain, America, lie folded already in the first man.
Creating ones were first of all peoples, and only in late times individuals; verily, the individual himself is still the latest creation
By one of those caprices of the mind which we are perhaps most subject to in early youth, I at once gave up my former occupations, set down natural history and all its progeny as a deformed and abortive creation
, and entertained the greatest disdain for a would-be science which could never even step within the threshold of real knowledge.
Thee next they sang of all Creation
first, Begotten Son, Divine Similitude, In whose conspicuous count'nance, without cloud Made visible, th' Almighty Father shines, Whom else no Creature can behold; on thee Impresst the effulgence of his Glorie abides, Transfus'd on thee his ample Spirit rests.
There are so great numbers of elephants in Abyssinia that in one evening we met three hundred of them in three troops: as they filled up the whole way, we were in great perplexity a long time what measures to take; at length, having implored the protection of that Providence that superintends the whole creation
, we went forwards through the midst of them without any injury.
Still, I shall pass them over, merely remarking that a bountiful nature has made such provision for the happiness of all created things as enables each to rejoice in its existence, and to praise, after its fashion and kind, the divine Being to which it owes its creation
These structures bear every indication of a very high antiquity and Kory-Kory, who was my authority in all matters of scientific research, gave me to understand that they were coeval with the creation
of the world; that the great gods themselves were the builders; and that they would endure until time shall be no more.
To the men who fought against the rising truths of physical philosophy, it seemed that if they admitted that truth it would destroy faith in God, in the creation
of the firmament, and in the miracle of Joshua the son of Nun.
This inner world must have cooled sufficiently to support animal life long ages after life appeared upon the outer crust, but that the same agencies were at work here is evident from the similar forms of both animal and vegetable creation
which we have already seen.
This was followed by a great down-pour of rain, which washed the unfortunate Officer of the Government and the outfit off the face of creation
and affected the agricultural heart with joy too deep for utterance.