To those who live in the narrow circle of human interests and human feelings, there ever exists, unheeded, almost unnoticed, before their very eyes, the most humbling proofs of their own comparative insignificance in the scale of creation
, which, in the midst of their admitted mastery over the earth and all it contains, it would be well for them to consider, if they would obtain just views of what they are and what they were intended to be.
They establish the great age of the island, an opinion which the builders of theories concerning, the creation
of the various groups in the South Seas are not always inclined to admit.
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.
Browning's chosen subject-matter: "Every man is for him an epitome of the universe, a centre of creation
Quite low in the scale of creation
," commented Perry.
At the Creation
, animals of all kinds which had been kept chained up were let loose suddenly, and ran among the people, while pigeons set free from cages flew over their heads.
Cases of this nature are common, and are, as we shall hereafter more fully see, inexplicable on the theory of independent creation
For consistency, too, is the growth of time; and some of the greatest creations
of the human mind have been wanting in unity.
Nothing less than the creation
of man and nature is its end.
Many lands saw Zarathustra, and many peoples: no greater power did Zarathustra find on earth than the creations
of the loving ones--"good" and "bad" are they called.
They alluded to God's creation
of a wife from Adam's rib "and for this cause a man shall leave father and mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh," and that "this is a great mystery"; they prayed that God would make them fruitful and bless them, like Isaac and Rebecca, Joseph, Moses and Zipporah, and that they might look upon their children's children.
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.