Afterwards when I wished to descend to the more particular, so many diverse objects presented themselves to me, that I believed it to be impossible for the human mind to distinguish the forms or species of bodies that are upon the earth, from an infinity
of others which might have been, if it had pleased God to place them there, or consequently to apply them to our use, unless we rise to causes through their effects, and avail ourselves of many particular experiments.
Seeing them on these occasions, one is reminded of an infinity
of black ants clustering about and dragging away to some hole the leg of a deceased fly.
Then we sallied forth into the streets arm in arm, continuing the topics of the day, or roaming far and wide until a late hour, seeking, amid the wild lights and shadows of the populous city, that infinity
of mental excitement which quiet observation can afford.
Captain Purnall presses a switch and our signal beam begins to swing through the night, twizzling spokes of light across infinity
They called men into the tent - one of them certainly was the Colonel, as his father had prophesied - and they asked him an infinity
of questions, chiefly about the woman who looked after him, all of which Kim answered truthfully.
If I could have plunged into a light wave and been transported instantaneously to Dona Rita's door it would no doubt have saved me an infinity
of pangs too complex for analysis; but as this was impossible I elected to walk from end to end of that long way.
Still there is an infinity
of mud huts, and abominable hovels.
Nor is it any argument against bulk being an object with God, that space itself is infinite; for there may be an infinity
of matter to fill it.
My mother -- my own mother, who died early, Was but the mother of myself; but you Are mother to the one I loved so dearly, And thus are dearer than the mother I knew By that infinity
with which my wife Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.
The king of the place having offered a reward for the solution of two very difficult problems, they were solved upon the spot -- the one by the bees, and the other by the birds; but the king keeping their solution a secret, it was only after the most profound researches and labor, and the writing of an infinity
of big books, during a long series of years, that the men-mathematicians at length arrived at the identical solutions which had been given upon the spot by the bees and by the birds.
I let him take them, therefore, from the hiding-place, and so saved myself an infinity
They alone will visit Athens and Delphi, and either shrine of intellectual song--that upon the Acropolis, encircled by blue seas; that under Parnassus, where the eagles build and the bronze charioteer drives undismayed towards infinity