"Modern Science has along with the theory that the Earth dated its beginning with the advent of man, swept utterly away this beautiful imagining."
"Only mountains can beget mountains."
"The sediments of the past are many miles in collective thickness: yet the feeble silt of the rivers built them all from base to summit."
"The Earth's origin we have no certain knowledge; nor can we assign any date to it. Possibly its formation was an event so gradual that the beginning was spread over immense periods"