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Page 75 - Battle appearing to be much blighted, a friend of mine discovered it to be raused by a small insect of the grub or caterpillar kind, lodged in the centre or very heart of the stem, just above the root. About the latter end of March I procured...
Page 266 - ... to vegetables: for how little do we know at this day of the courfe of their fluids, and of the power by which they are moved ? Are we not in the vegetable kingdom where we were near two centuries ago in the animal, when the great Harvey withdrew the veil ? The many beautiful analogies exifting between the two organized!
Page 267 - ... of a complete chain of beings, that there appeared to the favourers of this opinion nothing to be wanting to connect them, . but the loco-motive faculty; for irritability, from phenomena in a few vegetables, had been granted them by fome...
Page 250 - The internal structure of the joints composing the body of this animal is partly vascular and partly cellular; the substance itself is white, and somewhat resembles in its texture the coagulated lymph of the human blood. The alimentary canal passes along each side of the animal, sending a cross canal over the bottom of each joint, which connects the two lateral canals together.
Page 269 - ... as figns of their perceptivity and volition, and which, as far as I have learnt, have never been attempted to be explained, viz. the direction of their roots towards the foil which affords them the...
Page 267 - amongft the ruins of New Abbey, formerly a monaftery in Galloway, there grows on the top of a wall a plane tree, 20 feet high.
Page 268 - Ihould be confidered as proceeding from' the fame caufe, viz.. volition, is not to be wondered at, when fo many of the inferior orders of animals hardly poflefs fo much of the loco-motive faculty particularly by men of warm imaginations, who, prepofleffcd in favour of an opinion, were grafping at every diftant analogy to fupport it.
Page 77 - Surry : my friend could not recollect with certainty its name, but thought it was called white Zealand wheat. None but what was...
Page 76 - I found an empty fhell of the chryfalis in each, fo that I think there can be no doubt of the identity of the infect in queftion.
Page 277 - The rostrum, beak or snout, is in general about one-third of the total length of the fish, and contains in some eighteen, in others as far as twenty-three or twenty-four spines on each side; these are very stout, much thicker at the back part, and channelled, inclining...