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195. oldal - Association, said he had never been so much astonished in his life, by the powers of any man, as he had been by the geological descriptions of Mr. Miller. That wonderful man described these objects with a facility which made him ashamed of the comparative meagreness and poverty of his own descriptions in the " Bridgewater Treatise," which had cost him hours and days of labor.
196. oldal - This admirable work evinces talent of the highest order, a deep and healthful mora. feeling, a perfect command of the finest language, and a beautiful union of philosophy and poetry. No geologist can peruse this volume without instruction and delight.