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Page 167 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Page 28 - Near villages and small towns I have found the nests of humble-bees more numerous than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy the mice.
Page 88 - Animal Mechanism : a Treatise on Terrestrial and Aerial Locomotion. By Professor EJ Marey. With 117 Illustrations. Second Edition. Crown 8vo, 5^.
Page 201 - The conclusion of the matter from the scientific point of view is, that sexually propagated varieties, or races, although liable to disappear through change, need not be expected to wear out, and there is no proof that they do ; but that nonsexually propagated varieties, though not liable to change, may theoretically be expected to wear out, but to be a very long time about it.
Page 250 - Gradually growing and developing, these germs reproduced the parent forms. Their next set of observations led to still more curious results. They were made on the form represented in fig. 3, which rarely appear in the cod's-head infusion under three or four months. Its average length is about l-3000th of an inch.
Page 277 - ... North America, or at Bermuda; all very favourable and very accessible. For the southern stations the selection is not so easy; the observation must be made on the Antarctic Continent ; if proper localities can be found there, and if the circumstances of weather, &c., are favourable, the determination will be excellent; if those favourable circumstances do not hold, no use whatever can be made of the transit.
Page 179 - With numerous Illustrations. Crown 8vo. y. 6d. POLARISATION OF LIGHT. By W. SPOTTISWOODE, FRS With many Illustrations. Second Edition. Crown 8vo. 3*. 6d. ON BRITISH WILD FLOWERS CONSIDERED IN RELATION TO INSECTS.
Page 321 - And I declare that the Council of the said Society shall be the sole judges of the merits of the memoirs or papers for which they may vote the Medal and Fund from time to time. And I direct that the legacy hereinbefore given to the said Society shall be paid out of such part of my personal estate as may be legally applicable to the payment of such bequests.
Page 378 - In the mean time, some of the people were sent on the other side of the water to shoot pigeons for the sick, who at their return reported that they had seen an animal as large as a greyhound, of a slender make, a mouse colour, and extremely swift ; they discovered also many Indian houses, and a fine stream of fresh water.