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Página 306 - Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich ? Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
Página 425 - I by no means expect to convince experienced naturalists whose minds are stocked with a multitude of facts all viewed, during a long course of years, from a point of view directly opposite to mine. It is so easy to hide our ignorance under such expressions as the "plan of creation," "unity of design," &c., and to think that we give an explanation when we only re-state a fact.
Página 455 - THE TROPICAL WORLD : a Popular Scientific Account of the Natural History of the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms in Equatorial Regions. With 8 Chromoxylographs and 172 Woodcut Illustrations. 8vo. 21s. FOREST CREATURES. By CHARLES BONER, Author of ' Chamois Hunting in the Mountains of Bavaria,
Página 331 - On the authority of hundreds of observations laboriously repeated at every season of the year, the author of this Report can declare with deliberate firmness, that there is not one word of truth in the above statement.
Página 259 - Mr. Bruce states J, that in the last operation for colouring the green teas, " a mixture of sulphate of lime and indigo, very finely pulverized and sifted through fine muslin, in the proportion of three of the former to one of the latter, is added...
Página 207 - ... who regard him as too remote from all other species of the class to be subject to ordinary principles of classification. But zoologists generally place him either in an independent order (or subclass, if the highest divisions be subclasses) or else at the head of the order containing the Quadrumana. Science, in searching out the system in nature, leaves psychical or intellectual qualities out of view; and this is right. It is also safe; for these immaterial characteristics have, in all cases,...
Página 419 - He also showed that mathematicians can make cells of the same form as those of the bees, which, instead of using only a minimum of wax, would use the minimum minimorum, so that five cells could be made of less wax than that which now makes only four, instead of fifty-one out of fifty.
Página 333 - But this has no sting, and is therefore different from the one we have, which resembles perfectly that of Europe. The Indians concur with us in the tradition that it was brought from Europe ; but when, and by whom, we know not. The bees have generally extended themselves into the country, a little in advance of the white settlers. 1 The Indians, therefore, call them the white man's fly, and consider their approach as indicating the approach of the settlements of the whites.
Página 56 - In one instance, in the nest the most remote from the sea that we discovered, one of the men of the party found, and brought to me, the stone of some fruit which had evidently been rolled in the sea. These stones he found lying in a heap in the nest ; and they are now in my possession.