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Letter "E" » Erasmus Darwin Quotes
«Organic life beneath the shoreless wavesWas born and nurs'd in ocean's pearly caves;First forms minute, unseen by spheric glass,Move on the mud, or pierce the watery mass;These, as successive generations bloom,New powers acquire and larger limbs assume;Whence countless groups of vegetation spring,And breathing realms of fin and feet and wing.»
Author: Erasmus Darwin
, first born
, First Group
, move on
, Spring and
«A fool is a man who never tried an experiment in his life.»
«And hail their queen, fair regent of the night.»
«Stroke follow strokes, the sparkling ingot shines,/ Flows the red slag, the lengthening bar refines;/ Cold waves, immersed, the glowing mass congeal,/ And turn to adamant the hissing Steel.»
«Soon shall thy arm, unconquered steam! afar / Drag the slow barge, or drive the rapid car; / Or on wide-waving wings expanded bear/ The flying chariot through the field of air.»
«With zealous step he climbs the upland lawn, And bows in homage to the rising dawn; Imbibes with eagle eye the golden ray, And watches, as it moves, the orb of day.»
«No, Sir, because I have time to think before I speak, and don't ask impertinent questions.»