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Page 96 - To look up and not down, To look forward and not back, To look out and not in, — and To lend a hand.
Page 88 - I may just say that it was in these three years that the " movement," if it must be called so, went through the necessary crises of controversy. Mr. Agassiz says that every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next, they say it had been discovered before. Lastly, they say they always believed it. Exactly this happened with the
Page 15 - If ten men of botany met in a hotel in Switzerland to hear a paper on the habits of Tellia Guilielmensis, they sat down and heard it But if nine men of botany here meet to hear a paper read on Shermania Rogeriana, they have to spend the first day, first in a temporary organization, then in appointing a committee to draw a constitution, then in correcting the draft made by them, then in appointing...
Page 68 - HARRY WADSWORTH'S MOTTO. *' To look up and not down ; To look out and not in ; and To look forward and not back ; To lend a hand.
Page 60 - is what you call a piece of buncombe ; but, for all that, it is true. The old statement is true, that if you import into Russia a bottle of champagne or a piece of broadcloth, you import liberal ideas there as truly as if you imported Tom Paine. Commerce is no missionary to carry more or better than you have at home. But what you have at home, be it gospel or be it drunkenness, commerce carries the world over. As what'shis-name said, the walking-beam of Livingstone a steam-launch preached as well...
Page 59 - The free-masonry was that yon found everywhere a cheerful outlook — a perfect determination to relieve suffering, and a certainty that it could be relieved ; a sort of sweetness of disposition which comes, I think, from the habit of looking across the line, as if death were little or nothing; and with that, perhaps, a disposition to be social, to meet people more than half way.' Thank God for all such of whatever name.