the sun is born from fire, the moon from the sun; fire is the soul of the universe; its elementary atoms
pour forth and flow incessantly upon the world through infinite channels
He felt in the family assembled there a hideous resentment against those poor atoms
who had come into the world unwished for; and he had a suspicion that if he did not speak firmly an `accident' would occur.
They labor for an abstract idea; they heap together all the atoms
of their power, to from a single man; and round this man, with the sweat of their labor, they create a misty halo, which his genius shall, in turn, render a glory gilded with the rays of all the crowns in Christendom.
Instantly the world dropped into shape; they were no longer atoms
flying in the void, but people riding a triumphant ship on the back of the sea.
But these kinds of inspiration Lydgate regarded as rather vulgar and vinous compared with the imagination that reveals subtle actions inaccessible by any sort of lens, but tracked in that outer darkness through long pathways of necessary sequence by the inward light which is the last refinement of Energy, capable of bathing even the ethereal atoms
in its ideally illuminated space.
don't you see that Monty's existence breaks up that Syndicate - smashes it into tiny atoms
, for you have sold what was not yours to sell, and they do not pay for that, eh?
When the homogeneous atoms
of a mineral, moving freely in solution, arrange themselves into shapes mathematically perfect, or particles of frozen moisture into the symmetrical and beautiful forms of snowflakes, you have nothing to say.
He shuffles atoms
and jets of light, remotest nebulae, drips of water, prick-points of sensation, slime-oozings and cosmic bulks, all mixed with pearls of faith, love of woman, imagined dignities, frightened surmises, and pompous arrogances, and of the stuff builds himself an immortality to startle the heavens and baffle the immensities.
An observer endued with an infinite range of vision, and placed in that unknown center around which the entire world revolves, might have beheld myriads of atoms
filling all space during the chaotic epoch of the universe.
It is these atoms
which, by their vibratory motion, produce both light and heat in the universe.
The organic forces separate the atoms
of carbonate of lime, one by one, from the foaming breakers, and unite them into a symmetrical structure.
The difference between mind and matter is increased partly by emphasizing these supposed introspective data, partly by the supposition that matter is composed of atoms
or electrons or whatever units physics may at the moment prefer.