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Página 456 - HOMES WITHOUT HANDS; a Description of the Habitations of Animals, classed according to their Principle of Construction.
Página 605 - An Introduction to the Old Testament, Critical, Historical, and Theological, containing a discussion of the most important questions belonging to the several Books. By SAMUEL DAVIDSON, DD, LL.D. 3 vols. 8vo. cloth 42$ Echoes of Holy Thoughts : arranged as Private Meditations before a First Communion.
Página 456 - BOOK OF RUTH IN HEBREW TEXT. With a critically revised Text, various Readings, including a new Collation of Twenty-eight Hebrew MSS., and a Grammatical and Critical Commentary ; to which is appended the Chaldee Targum. Demy 8vo.
Página 348 - Not where he eats, but where he is eaten : a certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him. Your worm is your only emperor for diet : we fat all creatures else to fat us, and we fat ourselves for maggots...
Página 522 - Europe; our nearest relatives in the animal kingdom are confined to hot, almost to tropical climates, and it is in such countries that we ai'e most likely to find the earliest traces of the human race.
Página 290 - It first places its tendrils ready for action, as a polypus places its tentacula. If the tendril be displaced, it is acted on by the force of gravity and rights itself. It is acted on by the light, and bends towards or from it, or disregards it, whichever may be most advantageous. During several days the tendrils or internodes, or both, spontaneously revolve with a steady motion.
Página 131 - Dawsoii carefully examined the laminated material, and he found it to consist of the remains of an organism which grew in large sessile patches, increasing at the surface by the addition of successive layers of chambers separated by calcareous laminae. Slices examined microscopically showed large irregular chambers with numerous rounded extensions, and bounded by walls of variable thickness, which are studded with septal orifices irregularly disposed ; the thicker parts of the walls revealed the...
Página 525 - But the true savage is neither free nor noble ; he is a slave to his own wants, his own passions ; imperfectly protected from the weather, he suffers from the cold by night and the heat of the sun by day ; ignorant of agriculture, living by the chase, and improvident in success, hunger always stares him in the face, and often drives him to the dreadful alternative of cannibalism or death.