And here let those Who boast in mortal things, and wondring tell Of BABEL, and the works of MEMPHIAN Kings, Learn how thir greatest Monuments of Fame, And Strength and Art are easily outdone By Spirits reprobate, and in an hour What in an age they with incessant toyle And hands innumerable scarce perform Nigh on the Plain in many cells prepar'd, That underneath had veins of liquid
fire Sluc'd from the Lake, a second multitude With wondrous Art founded the massie Ore, Severing each kinde, and scum'd the Bullion dross: A third as soon had form'd within the ground A various mould, and from the boyling cells By strange conveyance fill'd each hollow nook, As in an Organ from one blast of wind To many a row of Pipes the sound-board breaths.
For nature (as the physicians allege) having intended the superior anterior orifice only for the intromission of solids and liquids
, and the inferior posterior for ejection, these artists ingeniously considering that in all diseases nature is forced out of her seat, therefore, to replace her in it, the body must be treated in a manner directly contrary, by interchanging the use of each orifice; forcing solids and liquids
in at the anus, and making evacuations at the mouth.
mass appeared vividly lit up by the electric gleam.
He more than intimated that it was at his option to concoct a liquid
that should prolong life for years, perhaps interminably; but that it would produce a discord in Nature which all the world, and chiefly the quaffer of the immortal nostrum, would find cause to curse.
From the molten-golden notes, And all in tune, What a liquid
ditty floats To the turtle-dove that listens, while she gloats On the moon
The highest wisdom and truth are like the purest liquid
we may wish to imbibe," he said.
He was in consumption, as so many were in that region, and he carbonized against it, as he said; he took his carbon in the liquid
form, and the last time I saw him the carbon had finally prevailed over the consumption, but it had itself become a seated vice; that was many years since, and it is many years since he died.
For instance, there's the Powder of Life, and my Liquid
of Petrifaction, which is contained in that bottle on the shelf yonder--over the window.
He went through a moment of painful hesitation and nearly took up the glass and emptied the clear fragrant liquid
down his throat, but he glanced at Vasili Andreevich, remembered his oath and the boots that he had sold for drink, recalled the cooper, remembered his son for whom he had promised to buy a horse by spring, sighed, and declined it.
I buried my face in the foam and lapped the solid liquid
Indeed the moon, liquid
and pliable in the first days of its formation, was originally a perfect sphere; but being soon drawn within the attraction of the earth, it became elongated under the influence of gravitation.
It struck me again tonight, as if I had not seen it almost daily for more than twenty years -- Why, here is Walden, the same woodland lake that I discovered so many years ago; where a forest was cut down last winter another is springing up by its shore as lustily as ever; the same thought is welling up to its surface that was then; it is the same liquid
joy and happiness to itself and its Maker, ay, and it may be to me.