Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Page 8 - I pray you, in your letters, When you shall these unlucky deeds relate, Speak of me as I am ; nothing extenuate, Nor set down aught in malice...
Page 1 - Bitter constraint, and sad occasion dear, Compels me to disturb your season due: For Lycidas is dead, dead ere his prime, Young Lycidas, and hath not left his peer: Who would not sing for Lycidas?
Page 326 - When on the hills you shall not ask for any particular thing, . . . whatever is good, that may Wa-kon'-da give. . . . Four days and nights upon the hills the youth shall pray, crying, and when he stops, shall wipe his tears with the palms of his hands, lift his wet hands to heaven, then lay them on the earth. . . . This was the people's first appeal to Wa-kon'-da.
Page 3 - Month, 1848," as entered in his journal. He brought away careful drawings, measurements and descriptions of several large birds, as well as of the skeleton of an Ichthyosaurus. His drawing of the fossil reptile bears the explanatory legend in Quaker style : " two of the sclerotic plates look at the eye — thee will see these in it.
Page xxiii - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science in different parts of the...
Page 33 - It is also quite likely that the size and elegance of some of these farms increased during the latter part of the eighteenth century and the first part of the nineteenth, when the fear of Indian attacks had lessened.
Page 330 - In the early struggle for existence, the advantages accruing from a permanent kinship group, both in resisting aggression and in securing a food supply, could not fail to have been perceived; and, if the people were to become homogeneous and the practice of exogomy continue, some expedient must have been devised by which permanent groups could be maintained, and kinship lines be defined. The common belief of the people, kept virile by the universal practice of the rite of the vision, furnished this...
Page 49 - A Treatise on the Geometrical Representation of the Square Roots of Negative Quantities.
Page 331 - From a study of the minuti;e of the customs and ceremonies within the gens, it is apparent that their underlying purpose was to impress upon the .people the knowledge and the duties of kindred, and that one of the most important of these duties was the maintenance of the union •of the gens. This union of kindred we find to have been guarded by the agency of the totem.
Page 330 - ... holding ever before them the penalties for its violation, of blindness, physical deformity, and disease. There were religious rites peculiar to each gens in which the members did homage to the special power represented by the gentile totem. In these ceremonies, the hereditary chiefs of the gens were the priests. It is easy to see why the totem was never forgotten, why...

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