The principal feature of Klaproth's erudition was the vastness of the field which it embraced.
Do you ever ponder the vastness of the universe?
One moment, he was a speck of nothing in this vastness that defined his insignificance; another, this whole world was his.
The discovery of large deposits of nickel at Sudbury; of extremely rich gold mines on the head-waters of the Yukon, in a region previously considered well-nigh worthless for human habitation; of extensive areas of gold, copper and silver ores in the mountain regions of British Columbia; of immense coal deposits in the Crow's Nest Pass of the same province and on the prairies; of veins of silver and cobalt of extraordinary richness in northern Ontario - all deeply affected the industrial condition of the country and illustrated the vastness of its undeveloped resources.
Vast and various as the work of Voltaire is, its vastness and variety are of the essence of its writer's peculiar quality.