Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

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Page 4 - 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 10 - ... merely the print of a cleft foot may conclude that the animal which left this impression ruminated, and this conclusion is as certain as any other in physics or morals. This footprint alone, then, yields to him who observes it, the form of the teeth, the form of the jaws, the form of the...
Page 43 - A Treatise on the Geometrical Representation of the Square Roots of Negative Quantities.
Page 29 - 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 11 - 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 xxv - Committee shall be the board of supervision of the Association, and no business shall be transacted by the Association that has not first been referred to, or originated with, the Committee.
Page xxi - The objects of the Association are, by periodical and migratory meetings, to promote intercourse between those who are cultivating science In different parts of America, to give a stronger and more general impulse and more systematic direction to scientific research, and to procure for the labors of scientific men increased facilities and a wider usefulness.
Page 10 - But I doubt if any one would have divined, if untaught by observation, that all ruminants have the foot cleft, and that they alone have it. I doubt if any one would have divined that there are frontal horns only in this class ; that those among them which have sharp canines for the most part lack horns. However, since these relations are constant, they must have some sufficient cause...
Page 10 - Cuvier, the more servile of whose imitators are fond of citing his mistaken doctrines as to the nature of the methods of paleontology against the conclusions of logic and of common sense, has put this so strongly that I can not refrain from quoting his words.
Page 328 - ... as totems could be obtained in but one way — through the rite of the vision — the totem of a gens must have come into existence in that manner, and must have represented the manifestation of an ancestor's vision, that of a man whose ability and opportunity served to make him the founder of a family, of a group of kiudred who dwelt together, fought together, and learned the value of united strength.

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