Injuresoul; A Satire for Science

Injuresoul; A Satire for Science

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... off-casting foes, to pass By chemic names, of Gas with Gas!--While Science smugly makes her note; ' One fifth Ozone--four fifths Azote!..". What ails us? Wherefore learn we not Why swart Sahara sands are hot? Why salts enrich Timbuctoo's marts, While salt from half her soils departs? Why Niger's watery wealth upwells, To curse with bogs her woodland dells? And why, since Pharoahs lived, has Mind Seen turbid Nile through deserts wind; Seen Soudan's lakes, o'ergrown with grass, While Soudan's roads through jungles pass: Seen floods of Nile, on Egypt's verge, Fling off their fats in Red Sea surge; Nor once has Mind, for Afric needs, Shown wedlock ways--of soils with seeds; Save when Lake Mceris drank from Nile--And priceless muriates drank, the while! O! Science! Science!.... All ages cry: What ails your Mind? what blinds your Eye? "World's Mind! Your throne of Reason, O! sage! Mock throne, of kings on play-house stage; Half of their Aims but paltry plays; Half of their Ends but endless maze! Kings of all realms in Science mapped; Glib with all speech, all accents apt; But, for considerate ends--or aims--Which man from man, as kindred, claims; For real results--of books or brains--What, beyond play house pomps, remains? Some measurers' metes, some sailors' charts; Some helps for hurts, some aids to arts; Some rhymes of bards, some lore re-vamped, Some guess where Cajsars killed or camped; Crank chasing crank, with crank conceits; Cranks cheated by self-cheating cheats; All whims, all whams, of wanton wills, To cure all curses--kill all ills--But yet no Light, and yet no Plan, Man's Earth to reconcile--with Man! Idle surmise! When poisoned air Flows in all skies, its doom to bear; And in all climes, from airs exsuct, Malaria moves, through...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508181
  • 9781236508188