The Visitor; By Several Hands Volume 2

The Visitor; By Several Hands Volume 2

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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. 1764 edition. Excerpt: ...and kingdoms of the earth, and the like. But certainly their great and principal use, for which they are absolutely necesiary, is that fountains owe their rife, and rivers their conveyance to them. We are so sensible of the advantage of these, of fountains and rivers, that I have no need to add more instances of the utility of mountains.--But with respect to this last use of them, there are two or three acts of the divine providence observable, as Mr. terham judiciously remarks: " One is, that all countries throughout the whole world should enjoy this great benefit of mountains, placed at due and proper distances, to afford these several nations, that most necessary element of water.--So another plain sign of the fame especial providence, in this matter, is, that generally throughout the whole world, the earth is so disposed, that the midland parts, or parts farthest from the sea, are the highest; this is manifest from the descent'of rivers. Now this is an admirable provision of the all-wife Creator for the commodious passage of the rivers, and for the draining the several countries, and carrying off the superfluous waters, which would otherwise be as great an annoyance, as they are ' now now a convenience.--Another providential benefit of the hills, supplying the earth with water, is, that they are not only instrumental thereby to the fertility of the vallies, but to their own also; to the verdure of the vegetables without, and to the increment and vigour of the treasures, the fossils, minerals, and metals, within." As the mountains then are thus plainly proved not only to be beautiful and pleasant, but to be highly beneficial in some, and in other cases, absolutely necejsaty-x every reasonable mind must conclude them not to be rude...
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236587359
  • 9781236587350