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Página xxiv - In her family, in her court, in her kingdom, she remained equally mistress: the force of the tender passions was great over her, but the force of her mind was still superior; and the combat which her victory visibly cost her, serves only to display the firmness of her resolution, and the loftiness of her ambitious sentiments.
Página 8 - Moreover it is, in most cases, associated with burials. It is therefore a very significant fact, that no fragment of pottery has ever been found in Australia, New Zealand, or the Polynesian Islands. It seems to me extremely improbable that an art so easy and so useful should ever have been lost by any race of men. Moreover, this argument applies to several other arts and instruments. I will mention only two, though several others might be brought forward. The art of spinning and the use of the bow...
Página 305 - Their posterior development is so marked that anatomists have assigned to that part the character of a third lobe. It is peculiar to the genus Homo, and equally peculiar is the 'posterior horn of the lateral ventricle,' and the 'hippocampus minor,' which characterize the hind lobe of each hemisphere.
Página 412 - Of the cave men of Les Eyzies, who were undoubtedly contemporary with the reindeer in the South of France, Professor Paul Broca says...
Página 275 - Europeans is necessary to instruct them, but the approach of Europeans corrupts and repels them into savage life ; they refuse to change their habits as long as their solitudes are their own, and it is too late to change them when they are constrained to submit.
Página 5 - So far from this, the existence of any such record would, according to the very hypothesis itself, be impossible. Traditions are shortlived and untrustworthy. A " monument" which could prove the actual occurrence of a race capable of self-civilization.
Página 6 - cast out an orphan of nature, naked and helpless, into the savage forest, must have perished before he could have learned how to supply his most immediate and urgent wants. Suppose him to have been created, or to have started into being, one knows not how, in the full strength of his bodily powers, how long must it have been before he could have known the proper use of his limbs, or how to apply them to climb the tree ?
Página 188 - Look at Wales, look at Caledonia ; it is ever the same. The race must be forced from the soil ; by fair means, if possible ; still they must leave.
Página 8 - Pottery is very indestructible ; when used at all, it is always abundant, and it possesses two qualities — those, namely, of being easy to break and yet difficult to destroy, which render it very valuable in an archaeological point of view. Moreover it is, in most cases, associated with burials. It is therefore a very significant fact, that no fragment of pottery has ever been found in Australia, New Zealand, or the Polynesian Islands. It seems to me extremely improbable that an art so easy and...
Página 372 - I was two years among the Ahts, with my mind constantly directed towards the subject of their religious beliefs, before I could discover that they possessed any ideas as to an overruling power or a future state of existence. The traders on the coast, and other persons well acquainted with the people, told me that they had no such ideas, and this opinion was confirmed by conversation with many of the less intelligent savages ; but at last I succeeded in getting a satisfactory clue.