Selections from Previous Works: With Remarks on Mr. G.J. Romanes' "Mental Evolution in Animals" and A Psalm of Montreal

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Trübner, 1884 - 325 pages

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Page 308 - Aureggio, who lived at the end of the seventeenth and beginning of the eighteenth century.
Page 325 - THE FAIR HAVEN. A Work in Defence of the Miraculous Element in our Lord's Ministry. Cr. 8vo. , 7*. 6d. LIFE AND HABIT. An Essay after a Completer View of Evolution. Cr. 8vo., 7s. 6d EVOLUTION, OLD AND NEW.
Page 222 - The hypothesis of Lamarck - that progressive changes in species have been produced by the attempts of animals to increase the development of their own organs, and thus modify their structure and habits - has been repeatedly and easily refuted by all writers on the subject of varieties and species...
Page 46 - LET the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, " There is a man child conceived.
Page 161 - abideth faith, hope, and charity, these three, " but the greatest of these is charity.
Page 46 - For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest...
Page 101 - Humphry Davy discovered oxygen), sees and hears - all most difficult and complicated operations, involving a knowledge of the facts concerning optics and acoustics, compared with which the discoveries of Newton sink into utter insignificance? Shall we say that a baby can do all these things at once, doing them so well and so regularly, without being even able to direct its attention to them, and without mistake, and at the same time not know how to do them, and never have done them before?
Page 22 - ... banks, or rather to the great mother bank of the city, sometimes but not very often. He was a pillar of one of the other kind of banks, though he appeared to hold some minor office also in the musical ones. The ladies generally went alone ; as indeed was the case in most families, except on state occasions. I had long wanted to know more of this strange system, and had the greatest desire to accompany my hostess and her daughters. I had seen them go out almost every morning...
Page 270 - ... live long in the land and see good days. No: lying is so deeply rooted in nature that we may expel it with a fork, and yet it will always come back again: it is like the poor, we must have it always with us; we must all eat a peck of moral dirt before we die. All depends upon who it is that is lying. One man may steal a horse when another may not look over a hedge.
Page 322 - Montreal! And I turned to the man of skins and said unto him, 'O thou man of skins, Wherefore hast thou done thus to shame the beauty of the Discobolus?' But the Lord had hardened the heart of the man of skins And he answered, 'My brother-in-law is haberdasher to Mr. Spurgeon/ O God!

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