Creation; A Philosophical Poem, In Seven Books

Paperback | February 7, 2012

bySir Richard Blackmore

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1806 Excerpt: ... If to the old you the new schools prefer, And to the fam'd Copernicus adhere; If you esteem that supposition best, Which moves the earth, and leaves the sun at restr With a new veil your ignorance you hide, Still is the knot as hard to be untyd. main, You change your scheme, but the old doubts reAnd still you leave th' inquiring mind in pain. This problem, as philosophers, resolve: What makes the globe from West to East revolve? What is the strong impulsive cause declare, Which rolls the pond'rous orb so swift in air? To your vain answer will you have recourse, And tell us 'tis ingenrte, active force, Mobility, or native pow'r to move, Words which mean nothing,and can nothing prove? That moving power, that force innate explain, Or your grave answers are absurd and vain: We no resolution of our question find; Your words bewilder, not direct the mind. If you this rapid motion to procure, For the hard task employ magnetic power, Whether that power you at the centre place, Or in the middle regions of the mass, Or else, as some philosophers assert, You give an equal share to every part, Have you by this the cause of motion shown j After explaining is it not unknown? Since you pretend, by reason's strictest laws, Of an effect to manifest the cause, Nature, of wonders so immense a field', Can none more strange, nor more mysterious yield,, None that eludes sagacious reason more Than, this obscure, inexplicable power. Since you the spring of motion cannot show,. Be just, and faultless ignorance allow; Say 'tis obedience, to th' Almighty nod, That 'tis the will, the power the hand of God. Philosophers of spreading fame are found, Who by th' attraction of the orbs around Would move the earth, and make its course obey The sun's and moon's inevitable sway. Some from the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1806 Excerpt: ... If to the old you the new schools prefer, And to the fam'd Copernicus adhere; If you esteem that supposition best, Which moves t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217926398

ISBN - 13:9780217926393

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