The history of the cosmos is arrayed in the sky for those who care to read it.
Galaxies Chapter VI (p. 161)
We and the cosmos are one. The cosmos is a vast body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great gleaming nerve-centre from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us or Venus? But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time...Now all this is literally true, as men knew in the great past and as they will know again.
Apocalypse Five (p. 45)
1. The cosmos is a gigantic fly-wheel making 10,000 revolutions a minute.
2. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
3. Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him the ride.
Prejudices: Third Series Chapter V, Section 5 (p. 132)
...this universe is called Cosmos, or order, not disorder or misrule.
Gorgias Section 508
Knowledge of the cosmos is much more than a luxury for cultivated souls. It is the foundation of a cosmic consciousness. It casts light on the heavy responsibilities that have fallen upon us.
Atoms of Silence Chapter 13 (p. 146)
...the cosmos has its own way of doing things, not wholly rational nor ideally best, but patient, fatal, and fruitful. Great is this organism of mud and fire, terrible this vast, painful glorious experiment.
In Logan Pearsall Smith Little Essays Piety (p. 86)
Cosmography is to the Cosmos what geography is to the earth.
Of Stars and Men Introduction (fn, p. 4)
He sees in Nature's laws a code divine, A living Presence he must first adore, Ere he the sacred mysteries explore, Where Cosmos is his temple, Earth his shrine.
The Graphic Michael Faraday (p. 183) Volume XX, Number 508, 23 August 1879
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