"The farther the process of expansion proceeded in depth, the more was the column of liquid matter lengthened, which, gravitating towards the centre of the globe, tended to check any further expansion. It is, therefore, obvious that after the globe settled into its actual orbit, and thenceforward lost little of its enveloping matter, the whole of which began from that moment to gravitate towards its centre, the progress of expansion inwardly would continually increase in rapidity; and a moment must have at length arrived hen the forces of expansion and repression had reached an equilibrium and the process was stopped from progressing farther inwardly by the great pressure of the gravitating column of liquid.
This column may be considered as consisting of different strata, though the passage from one extremity of complete solidity to the other of complete expansion, in reality, must have been perfectly gradual. The lowest stratum, immediately above the extreme limit of expansion, will have been granite barely DISAGGREGATED, and rendered imperfectly liquid by the partial vaporization of its contained water.
"The second stratum was granite DISINTEGRATED; aqueous vapor, having been produced in such abundance as to be enabled to rise upward, partially disintegrating the crystals of felspar and mica, and superficially dissolving those of quartz. This mass would reconsolidate into granite, though of a smaller grain than the preceding rock.
"The third stratum was so disintegrated that a greater part of the mica had been carried up by the escaping vapor IN SUSPENSION, and that of quartz in solution; the felspar crystals, with the remaining quartz and mica, SUBSIDING by their specific gravity and arranging themselves in horizontal planes.
"The consolidation of this stratum produced the gneiss formation.
"The fourth zone will have been composed of the ocean of turbid and heated water, holding mica, etc., in suspension, and quartz, carbonate of lime, etc., in solution, and continually traversed by reciprocating bodies of heated water rising from below, and of cold fluid sinking from the surface, by reason of their specific gravities.
"The disturbance thus occasioned will have long retarded the deposition of the suspended particles. But this must by degrees have taken place, the quartz grains and the larger and coarser plates of mica subsiding first and the finest last.
"But the fragments of quartz and mica were not deposited alone; a great proportion of the quartz held in SOLUTION must have been precipitated at the same time as the water cooled, and therefore by degrees lost its faculty of so much in solution. Thus was gradually produced the formation of mica-schist, the mica imperfectly recrystallizing or being merely aggregated together in horizontal plates, between which the quartz either spread itself generally in minute grains or unified into crystalline nuclei. On other spots, instead of silex, carbonate of lime was precipitated, together with more or less of the nucaceous sediment, and gave rise to saccharoidal limestones. At a later period, when the ocean was yet further cooled down, rock-salt and sulphate of lime were locally precipitated in a similar mode.
- good old blooms of northern Europe which My Dear had so
- extracts from Mr. Smylie’s pamphlet. A great deal could
- and so effectually responded to 203public sentiment, by
- improper interference of the people of any other state
- bivouacked near us. They had no shelter during the rain.
- student at Lane Seminary, near Cincinnati. In the vacation
- person who would deliver into their hands Arthur Tappan,
- Released now from an incubus that paralyzed his energies
- (an odd red-breasted little bird, which inhabits the thick
- 201The Bornean who neglects to kill his father, and to
- account. The writer has a distinct recollection of the
- The question here arises, whether their Lord, at the day
- at our arrival, and said one to the other, “This is the
- If language can convey a clear and definite meaning at
- if their children had access to these doctrines, they were
- hoped the publication would be of essential service to
- or that other infinitely more beautiful flower who wandered
- association) consisted of sixty persons. Of these, twenty-seven
- fountain, from which, of necessity, nothing but corrupt
- laborer for the good of the slave, and one who, it would
- him sped the yellow figure, and right to the end. The seemingly
- parties, not only to stronger hardships and strong temptation,
- him, between eleven and twelve o’clock on Saturday night,
- laborer for the good of the slave, and one who, it would
- He divided his small following into two parties, entrusting
- document to which we have alluded, passed the following
- over his apprehended duty of killing his parent. In like
- hereby recommended at once to take a stand upon this subject;
- He strove to peer about him, but the feeble ray of the
- That, in view of the circumstances in which servants in
- church, handed Mr. Dresser the bread and wine at the communion
- innoxious relation, and that the whole error rested in
- mud-banks as the tide falls. They occasionally possess
- citizens, with one exception, of New York and Massachusetts,
- We are tempted to present a part of his Introduction, simply
- and thought which is considered to be the distinguishing
- And thus matters stood when, one hot night, Meriem, unable
- Aug. 20213, 1836, the Hon. Bedford Ginress in the chair,
- of slavery shall not be open to discussion. In many of
- union of February 1st, 1836, contained an offer of ten
- For three weeks Hanson had remained. During this time he
- in his catechism to impress on the slave the sacredness
- perpetual servitude! What, now, becomes of the position
- have taken their stand upon the position that the institution
- Behind a great flowering shrub Hanson lay gazing at the
- a body, lending their sanction to the proceedings, and
- in reference to the actual, and not to any Utopian condition
- It is to be remarked, with regard to the sentiments of
- To his host he explained that he was moving his safari
- offered five thousand dollars to any one who would arrest