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Page 405 - Evolution is an integration of matter and concomitant dissipation of motion ; during which the matter passes from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity to a definite, coherent heterogeneity ; and during which the retained motion undergoes a parallel transformation.
Page 402 - the degrees of difference, so produced, are often, as in dogs, greater than those on which distinctions of species are in other cases founded. They can show that it is a matter of dispute whether some of these modified forms are varieties or modified species. They can show too that the changes daily
Page 402 - differences, an influence, which, though slow in its action, does in time, if the circumstances demand it, produce marked changes; an influence which, to all appearance, would produce in the millions of years, and under the great varieties of condition which geological records imply, any amount of change.
Page 355 - Hundred and seventeenth psalm," says Mr. Carlyle, " at the foot of the Doon Hill ; there we uplift it, to the tune of Bangor, or some still higher score, and roll it strong and great against the sky :— О give ye praise unto the Lord,
Page 356 - in time past Forbids me to think He'll leave me at last In trouble to sink. Each sweet Ebenczer I have in review, Confirms His
Page 346 - common cause and ground of all,—yet that knowledge is of most worth which stands in closest relation to the highest forms of the activity of that Spirit which is created in the image of Him who holds Nature and Man alike in the hollow of his hand.
Page 403 - besides minor fragments, one large division ("The Principles of Psychology") is already, in great part, executed. And a further reply is, that impossible though it may prove to execute the whole, yet nothing can be said against an attempt to set forth the " First Principles,
Page 157 - no thrill, no stir, no seeming of reality ; its characters are confusedly drawn, and by their acts and words they prove that they are not the sort of people the author claims that they are; its humour is pathetic; its pathos
Page 328 - implacable smiting of the black waves, provoking each other on, endlessly, all the infinite march of the Atlantic rolling on behind them to their help and still to strike them back into a wreath of smoke and futile foam, and win its way against them, and keep its charge of life from them; does any other soulless thing do
Page 324 - than the advantage held by this Japanese race in the struggle of life ; it shows also the real character of some weaknesses in our own civilisation. It forces reflection upon the useless multiplicity of our daily wants. We must have meat and bread and butter; glass windows and