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" This plant, therefore, being thus productive of itself, and vegetating from its own matrix, without being fostered in the earth, was naturally adopted as the symbol of the productive power of the waters, upon which the active spirit of the Creator operated... "
The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane]. - Page 74
edited by - 1839
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Harvest-home: consisting of supplementary Gleanings, original ..., Volume 1

Samuel Jackson Pratt - 1805
...of itself, and vegetating from it* own matrix, or seed-vessel, without being fostered in the cart!:, was naturally adopted as the symbol of the productive power of the waters, upon which the active spirit of the Creator operated in giving life and vegetation t matter. f Paganism...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 10

1844
...Lotus, from its peculiar method of fructification, was, throughout the east, adopted as emblematical of the " productive power of the waters which spread life and vegetation over the earth." " The Egyptians are said to have represented the pervading spirit or the ruling Providence of the Deity...
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Anacalypsis, an Attempt to Draw Aside the Veil of the Saitic Isis ..., Volume 1

Godfrey Higgins - Black race - 1874 - 548 pages
...produc" tive of itself, and vegetating from its own matrix, without being " fostered in the earth, was naturally adopted as the symbol of the " productive power of the waters, upon which the active spirit of the 1 Pp. 84-86. This book was never sold, but only given away. A copy...
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The Bizarre Notes and Queries in History, Folk-lore ..., Volumes 7-8

1890
...therefore, of a nature thus reproductive in itself, the Nelumbo was naturally adopted as the symbol of of the productive power of the waters which spread...great fountain of life and motion, by rising above the horizon, and sinking under them as it retired below. Accordingly we find it employed in every part...
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Miscellaneous Notes and Queries, Volume 13

Questions and answers - 1895
...thus productive of itself, and vegetating from its own matrix, without being fostered in the earth, was naturally adopted as the symbol of the productive power of the waters, upon which the active spirit of the Creator operated in giving life and vegetation to matter. We accordingly...
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The God-idea of the Ancients: Or, Sex in Religion

Eliza Burt Gamble - Christianity and other religions - 1897 - 339 pages
...thus productive of itself, and vegetating from its own matrix, without being fostered in the earth, was naturally adopted as the symbol of the productive power of the waters, upon which the creative spirit of the Creator operated in giving life and vegetation to matter. We...
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Indian Renaissance: British Romantic Art and the Prospect of India

Hermione De Almeida, George H. Gilpin - Art - 2005 - 336 pages
...lotus or water lily ... [which] productive of itself, and vegetating from its own matrice ... [is] naturally adopted as the symbol of the productive power of the waters, upon which the active spirit of the creator operated in giving life and vegetation to matter — The...
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