O thou in Heav'n and Earth
the only peace Found out for mankind under wrauth, O thou My sole complacence
My muscles, perfectly attuned and accustomed to the force of gravity on Earth
, played the mischief with me in attempting for the first time to cope with the lesser gravitation and lower air pressure on Mars.
Naturally, at first I took it to be the moon, but there is much to incline me to believe that what I really saw was the transit of an inner planet passing very near to the earth
Nor was it generally understood that since Mars is older than our earth
, with scarcely a quarter of the superficial area and remoter from the sun, it necessarily follows that it is not only more distant from time's beginning but nearer its end.
Thus went Violet through the clear air, and the earth
looked smiling up to her, as, with the bright wreath folded in her arms, she flew among the soft, white clouds.
When his head lay sidewise on the earth
, they would march boldly up, and peep into the great cavern of his mouth, and take it all as a joke (as indeed it was meant) when Antaeus gave a sudden snap of his jaws, as if he were going to swallow fifty of them at once.
There are no North and South Winds of any account upon this earth
Several weeks were consumed in this cheerless manner, during which the inhabitants of the country gradually changed their pursuits from the social and bustling movements of the time of snow to the laborious and domestic engagements of the coming season, The village was no longer thronged with visitors; the trade that had enlivened the shops for several months, began to disappear; the highways lost their shining coats of beaten snow in impassable sloughs, and were deserted by the gay and noisy travellers who, in sleighs, had, during the winter, glided along their windings; and, in short, everything seemed indicative of a mighty change, not only in the earth
, but in those who derived their sources of comfort and happiness from its bosom.
But Adam would not take 'em, Nor the ships he wouldn't make 'em, Singing:--"Water, Earth
and Air and Fire, What more can mortal man desire?
On both sides lay an extensive quagmire, which could not have been more disagreeable either to sight or smell, had all the kennels of the earth
emptied their pollution there.
Yet more than worthy of the love My spirit struggled with, and strove, When, on the mountain peak, alone, Ambition lent it a new tone - I had no being - but in thee: The world, and all it did contain In the earth
- the air - the sea - Its joy - its little lot of pain That was new pleasure -- the ideal, Dim, vanities of dreams by night - And dimmer nothings which were real -(Shadows - and a more shadowy light
, here on this earth
" (Pierre pointed to the fields), "there is no truth, all is false and evil; but in the universe, in the whole universe there is a kingdom of truth, and we who are now the children of earth
are- eternally- children of the whole universe.