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Page 391 - The Admiralty Manual of Scientific Inquiry, prepared for the use of Officers, and Travellers in General. Map. Post 8vo, 35.
Page x - Let him see the female suckle her young and carry it astride her hip precisely as do the Coolie women of Hindostan. Let him witness their human-like emotions of affection, satisfaction, pain and childish rage — let him see all this and then he may feel how much more potent has been the lesson than all he has read in pages of abstract ratiocination.
Page ix - Darwinian views, go to the forests of Borneo. Let him there watch from day to day this strangely human form in all its various phases of existence. Let him see it climb, walk, build its nest, eat and drink and fight like human ' roughs.' Let him see the female suckle her young and carry it astride her hip precisely as do the Coolie women of Hindostan. Let him witness their human-like emotions of affection, satisfaction, pain and childish rage — let him see all this and then he may feel how much...
Page 373 - HISTORY OF EGYPT UNDER THE PHARAOHS. DERIVED ENTIRELY FROM THE MONUMENTS. WITH A MEMOIR ON THE EXODUS OF THE ISRAELITES AND THE EGYPTIAN MONUMENTS. By Dr. HENRY BRUGSCH BEY.
Page 124 - I well remember a certain dark-leaved tree with scarlet flowers, that especially courted the attention of the sun-birds ; and about its blossoms they continually darted with eager and vivacious movements. With this tree they seemed particularly delighted, clinging to the slender twigs, and coquetting with...
Page 383 - NILE GLEANINGS: Concerning the Ethnology, History, and Art of Ancient Egypt, as revealed by Egyptian Paintings and Bas-Reliefs. With descriptions of Nubia and its Great Rock Temples to the Second Cataract.
Page 63 - Only a few years back a youth was not allowed to marry until he had taken the head of an enemy, and if any illluck or death occurred in the tribe...
Page x - After all the orang-utan is a poor creature, with but an outer resemblance to the human species. In intelligence he is not only far below the lowest savage, but even inferior to the horse or the dog. No amount of teaching will make the orang-utan or any other ape practically useful to man. Do all we can for them in a state of confinement they are simply big helpless monkeys to the last.