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" I mention this to show from what trifling circumstances the mind will sometimes derive consolation ; for though the whole plant was not larger than the top of one of my fingers, I could not contemplate the delicate conformation of its roots, leaves, and... "
The Cottager's monthly visitor - Pagina 180
1846
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Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: Performed in the ..., Volume 1

Mungo Park - 1816 - 852 pagina’s
...its roots, leaves, and capsula, without admiration. Can that Being (thought I), who planted,watered, and brought to perfection, in this obscure part of...creatures formed after his own image ? — surely not ! Reflections like these, would not allow me to despair. I started up, and disregarding both hunger...
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The Omnipresence of the Supreme Being: A Seatonian Prize Poem

Edward Bishop Elliott - 1821 - 34 pagina’s
...were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss in fructification irresistibly caught my eye:—Can that Being, thought I, who planted, watered and brought...appears of so small importance, look with unconcern on the situation and sufferings of creatures formed after his own image. This reflection would not...
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An ænigmatical catalogue of books of merit. [With] Key

John Cole - 1821
...perish, a beautiful moss accidentally caught his eye. The reflection occurred :— "Surely that Being who planted, watered and brought to perfection, in this obscure part of the world, so minute and apparently insignificant a flower, cannot look with unconcern upon the situation and...
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Travels in the Interior of Africa

Mungo Park - 1825 - 180 pagina’s
...eye contemplated, he, for a time, forgot his own painful situation". Does not that Being, thought he, who planted, watered, and brought to perfection, in...obscure part of the world — a thing which appears of such small importance, look with compassion upon the situation and sufferings of creatures formed after...
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Popular philosophy: or, The book of nature laid open upon Christian ...

George Miller - 1826
...one of my fingers, i could not contemplate the delicate formation, of its roots, leaves, and capsula, without admiration. Can that Being (thought I,) who...creatures formed after his own image ? Surely not !— Reflections like these would not allow me to despair — I started up, and disregarding both hunger...
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The Quarterly Theological Review and Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 3

1826
...conformation of its roots, leaves, and capsula, without admiration. Can that Being," thought he, " who planted, watered, and brought to perfection, in...sufferings of creatures formed after his own image!'* Park's Travels, 4to. edit. p. 244. This we catl a legitimate flow of reasoning : a pure and undefined...
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A Flora of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Volume 2

George Johnston - 1829
...of my fingers, I could not contemplate the delicate conformation of its roots, leaves, and capsule, without admiration. Can that Being, thought I, who...creatures formed after his own image ? Surely not ! Reflections like these would not allow me to despair. I started up, and, disregarding both hunger...
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The Philosophy of Religion; Or, An Illustration of the Moral Laws of the ...

Thomas Dick - 1828 - 461 pagina’s
...painful as my reflections were, the extraordinary beauty of a small moss irresistibly caught my eye. Can that Being, thought I, who planted, watered, and...appears of so small importance, look with unconcern on the situation and sufferings of creatures formed after his own image ? Surely not. Reflections like...
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An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest ..., Volume 3

1830
...contemplate the delicate formation of its leaves and capsules without admiration. Can that Being, thought he, who planted, watered, and brought to perfection, in this obscure part of the world, a thing which appeals of so small importance, look with unconcern upon the situation and sufferings of creatures...
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The Lives of Celebrated Travelers

James Augustus St. John - 1832
...of my fingers, I could not contemplate the delicate conformation of its roots, leaves, and capsula without admiration. Can that Being (thought I) who...of creatures formed after his own image? Surely not ! Reflections like these would not allow me to despair ; I started up, and, disregarding both danger...
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