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Page 103 - He also prayed to have architects sent him to build a church in his nation after the Roman manner, promising to dedicate the same in honour of St. Peter...
Page 15 - Pleiostocene age, and that their successive changes are analogous to those which are observed in the development of antlers in the living deer, which begin with a simple point and increase in number of tynes till their limit of growth be reached.
Page 181 - MSS., and the same custom just alluded to of committing heraldic and other memorials to writing, says, " This may be one and no contemptible argument in favour of such kind of accounts, that when monuments themselves decay, inscriptions wear out or are defaced, marble broken, brass plates unfixed or thrown aside out of sight, or perhaps returned to the founder, or sold to a tinker; when effigies, arms, and inscriptions in glass, &c. are broken, mangled, and disappear, the contents of them may be...
Page xlvii - ... daughter the recipe for making this highly-honoured pudding. One of the first objects seen on reaching the island is Portland Castle. It is so placed with respect to the opposite castle of Sandsfort, that the two together command the roadstead. The castle was built by Henry VIII., after his return from the interview with Francis I. at the ' field of the cloth of gold,
Page xliii - Here rest the village dead, and here too I, When yonder dial points the hour, must lie. Look round, the distant prospect is display'd Like life's fair landscape, mark'd with light and shade. Stranger, in peace pursue thy onward road, But ne'er forget thy long and last abode.
Page civ - ... haste. You will be late. There is no other train till midnight. That train is a slow one. 28. Their boats are made of a kind of bark They are very light. They can easily be carried on the shoulders. 29. The emu, or Australian ostrich, does not sit on its eggs. It covers them up with leaves and grass. It leaves them to be hatched by the heat of the sun. 30. We must catch the 5 o'clock train. There is only half an hour left. We must start without further delay. 31. A timid dog is dangerous. He...
Page 103 - King of the Picts, sent to Cedfrid, who succeeded Benedict as abbot, and begged him to send architects to him to build a church in his nation "after the Roman manner," and the abbot complied with his request. Mr. Micklethwaite states that "the doorway under the tower of the church at Monkswearmouth in Durham was doubtless a part of the church which Benedict Biscop erected there in the seventh century in imitation of the Basilicas in Rome. The twined serpents with birds' beaks on the right doorpost...
Page 15 - In the Upper Miocene it becomes more complex, but is still small and erect, like that of the roe. In the Pliocene it becomes larger and longer, and altogether more complex and differentiated, some forms, such as the Cervus dicranios of Nesti, being the most complicated antlers known either in the living or fossil state.
Page ciii - ... another cause of altered structure ; that the more frequent employment of certain parts or organs leads to a proportional increase of development of such parts ; and that as the increased exercise of one part is usually accompanied by a corresponding disuse of another part, this very disuse, by inducing a proportional degree of atrophy, becomes another element in the progressive mutation of organic forms.