Memoir of ... James Halley [by W. Arnot].

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Page 1 - I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
Page 138 - And of the first, he saith, that the body is sown in corruption, raised in incorruption; sown in dishonour, raised in honour; sown in weakness, raised in power; sown a natural body, raised a spiritual body.
Page 14 - In the summer of 1834 he enrolled as a student in the botanical class. This was done chiefly with a view to benefit his health. The garden in which the lecture-room was situated lay at a distance of about two miles from his place of residence, and the hour of lecture was from eight to nine in the morning. This secured for three months a system of early and regular exercise. It happened that during that session a gentleman, whose name was not given, empowered Dr. (now Sir William) Hooker to offer...
Page 129 - Preserve my soul ; for I am holy : O Thou my God, save Thy servant that trusteth In Thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord : For I cry unto Thee daily. Rejoice the soul of Thy servant: For unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
Page 9 - Glasgow students in recent years, that during the period in which he made his reputation, ' his principal source of maintenance was the product of his own exertion as a private tutor. A very considerable portion of his time — always four, and sometimes five, hours a day — was taken up in this way. This very materially enhances his merit in maintaining so high a position in all the classes...
Page 63 - The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, the lion shall eat straw like the ox; but the serpent— its food shall be dust!
Page 31 - Heaven, I trust I have learned to submit in patient resignation, — ever ready to adopt the language of my Saviour and Redeemer, — " Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight." ' In the midst of the thunder of clashing interests, and the lightning of angry controversy in this distracted land, oh, how sweet, how refreshing to the soul, to enter the quiet haven of devotion, and there hold communion with the great I AM, and the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, and the Holy Spirit...
Page 15 - ... History and Uses of the Potato." Halley had not paid much attention to the study of botany, and the prescribed subject of the essay did not at all lie in his way, yet he determined to write by way of amusement, and, as he said,
Page 15 - Magazine, we cannot tell, but it had nearly procured for him a reputation of which he was not desirous. One day a stranger was ushered into his room, announcing himself as an Irish agriculturist, who had devoted considerable attention to the failure of the potato crop. Having heard that Mr. Halley had been studying the same subject, he had waited upon him to hear the result of his researches. Mr. Halley received his visitor with due politeness...
Page 15 - The result was a treatise of 172 closely-written quarto pages. It was pronounced the best ; and the interloper carried off the medal, fairly won from the medical students on their own proper field. Whether this achievement had found its way into the...

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