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1 2 2 FRAGMEN TS OF SCIENCE.

that of the wallowing reptiles which once held possession
of this planet. Meanwhile the mystery is not without its
uses. It certainly may be made a power in the human soul;
but it is a power which has feeling, not. knowledge, for its
base. It may be, and will be, and I hope is, turned to
account, both in studying and strengthening the intellect,
and in rescuing man from that littleness to which, in the
struggle for existence, or for precedence in the world, he
is continually prone;

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