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THE BRIDGEWATER TREATISES

ON THE

POWER, WISDOM AND GOODNESS OF GOD AS MANIFESTED IN THE CREATION.

TREATISE VI.

GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY CONSIDERED WITH REFERENCE TO NATURAL THEOLOGY.

BY THE REV. WILLIAM BUCKLAND, D. D.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. i.

THOU LOUD.IN THE BEGINNING HAST LAID THE FOUNDATION OF THE EARTH,

PSALM CII. 25,

"Let us take a Survey of the principal Fabrick, viz. the Terraqueous Globe itself; a most stupendous work in every particular of it, which doth no less aggrandize its Maker than every curious complete work doth its Workman. Let us cast our eyes here and there, let us ransack all the Globe, let us with the greatest accuracy inspect every part thereof, search out the inmost secrets of any of the creatures, let us examine them with all our gauges, measure them with our nicest rules, pry into them with our microscopes and most exquisite instruments, still we find them to bear testimony to their infinite Workman."

Derham's Physico.theology, Book Ii. p. 38.

"Could the body of the whole Earth - - be submitted to the Examination of our Senses, were it not too big and disproportioned for our Inquiries, too unwieldy for the Management of the Eye and Hand, there is no question but it would appear to us as curious and well-contrived a frame as that of a human body. We should see the same Concatenation and Subserviency, the same Necessity and Usefulness, the same Beauty and Harmony in all and every of its Parts, as what we discover in the Body of every single Animal." Spectator, No. 543.

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GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY

i

CONSIDERED

WITH REFERENCE TO NATURAL THEOLOGY.

BY THE

REV. WILLIAM BUCKLAND, D. D.

CANON OF CHRIST CHURCH AND READER IN GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY IN THE
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

A NEW EDITION."
WITH SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES.

IN TWO VOLUMES.
VOL. I.

PHILADELPHIA:
LEA & BLANCHARD.

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