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Side 139 - The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible.
Side 129 - Finally, it may not be a logical deduction, but to my imagination it is far more satisfactory to look at such instincts as the young cuckoo ejecting its foster-brothers, ants making slaves, the larvae of...
Side 139 - Orphean charm into cities, and connect them in companies; that so by laying in a stock as it were of several arts and methods of industry, the whole body may be supplied by a mutual commerce of each other's peculiar faculties, and consequently, that the various miseries and toils of this frail life may be, by as many various expedients ready at hand, remedied or alleviated, and wealth and plenty diffused in just proportion to every one's industry, that is to every one's deserts.
Side 145 - There can be but one opinion as to the value of the collection before us, and (sad to say) also as to the absolute necessity for it. The author, by common consent of all entitled to judge, takes front rank among living scientific men as experimenter as well as mathematician. But the greater part of his best work has hitherto been buried in the almost inaccessible volumes of the Cambridge Philosophical Transactions, in company with many other papers which deserve a much wider circulation than they...
Side 199 - I estimated the height of the column of smoke at double the height of the portion seen of the mountain. The top of the column was therefore nearly 40,000 feet above the sea. At that elevation it encountered a powerful wind blowing from the east, and was rapidly borne for twenty miles towards the Pacific, seeming to spread very slightly, and remaining of inky blackness, presenting the appearance of a gigantic inverted i_ drawn upon an otherwise perfectly clear sky.
Side 176 - The sun, at noon, looked as blank as a clouded moon, and shed a rust-coloured ferruginous light on the ground and floors of rooms ; but was particularly lurid and bloodcoloured at rising and setting. All the time the heat was so intense that butchers...
Side 94 - Student will not be expected 10 deal with special questions relating to the more highly differentiated flowering plants. He will be expected to shew a practical knowledge of the general structure of each of the animal types above specified, and an elementary knowledge of the chief biological laws which the structural phenomena illustrate.
Side 279 - Occasional notes on plants indigenous in the immediate neighbourhood of Sydney, No.
Side 129 - Ichneumonida; feeding within the live bodies of their prey, cats playing with mice, otters and cormorants with living fish, not as instincts specially given by the Creator, but as very small parts of one general law leading to the advancement of all organic bodies — Multiply, Vary, let the strongest Live and the weakest Die.