The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, Volume 6

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Page 54 - I resolved to join them in my present work; to which I have added some original papers of my own; which whether they are equal or inferior to my other poems, an author is the most improper judge ; and therefore I leave them wholly to the mercy of the reader.
Page 100 - O MEMORY ! thou fond deceiver. Still importunate and vain, To former joys, recurring ever, And turning all the past to pain...
Page 274 - I say it is defective even in that respect. For allowing his supposition that Siberia was at any time of a temperature so suited to the constitution of these animals that they might live in it, yet the remains lately found in that country cannot be supposed to belong to animals that ever lived in it.
Page 278 - De Luc tells us that this olive grew on an antediluvian island, and that these islands being part of the antediluvian ocean, were not flooded. It is plain, however, Noah did not think so, else he would not judge the appearance of the olive to be a sign of the diminution of the waters. Where is it mentioned, or what renders it necessary to infer that islands existed before the flood? If islands did exist, and were to escape the flood, so might their inhabitants also, contrary to the express words...
Page 279 - ... data, Keil computed that twenty-eight oceans would be requisite to cover the whole earth to the height of four miles, which he judged to be that of the highest mountains, a quantity at that time...
Page 58 - ... when it is remembered that in no work prior to his time is an equal degree of accuracy or neatnefs to be found, and even among thofe periodical papers to which the moft eminent of his cotemporary writers contributed, the CLIO of Addifon flands eminently confpicuous.
Page 268 - Let the waters under the Heavens be gathered together in one place. And the dry land appear.
Page 88 - Leans for all pleasure on another's breast. Hence ostentation here, with tawdry art, Pants for the vulgar praise which fools impart ; Here vanity assumes her pert grimace, And trims her robes of frize with copper lace; Here beggar pride defrauds her daily cheer, To boast one splendid banquet once a year; The mind still turns where shifting fashion draws, Nor weighs the solid worth of self applause.
Page 88 - To make him loathe his vegetable meal; But calm, and bred in ignorance and toil, Each wish contracting, fits him to the soil.
Page 272 - Yet to explain the least ambiguous of these phenomena, without having recourse to an universal deluge, various hypotheses have been framed. Some have imagined that the axis of the earth was originally parallel to that of the ecliptic, which would produce a perpetual ; spring in every latitude, and consequently that elephants might exist in all of them. But the ablest astronomers having demonstrated the impossibility of...

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