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" These two gentlemen, finding the history of nature very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond sea, to reduce the several tribes of things to a method ; and to give accurate descriptions of the several species, from a strict... "
Dictionary of National Biography - Page 55
edited by - 1900
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A compleat collection of English proverbs. To which is added, A collection ...

John Ray - 1813
...very imperfect, had agreed with his friend Mr. Willoughby, before they entered upon their Travels, to reduce the several Tribes of Things to a Method...accurate Descriptions of the several Species, from a minute Inspection of them. The Genius of Mr. Willoughby applying to Animals, he undertook the Birds,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 26

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1816
...agreed between themselves, hefore their travels on the continent, to reduce the several tribes of nature to a method, and to give accurate descriptions of the several species from a strict survey of them: and, since Mr. Willoughby's genius lay chiefly to animals, he undertook the hirds,...
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The General biographical dictionary: containing an historical and critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1816
...between themselves, before -their travels on the continent, to reduce the several tribes 6f nature to a method, and to give accurate descriptions of the several species from a strict survey of them: and, since Mr. Willonghby's genius lay chiefly to animals, he nftder-' took the birds,...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1816
...agreed between themselves, before theif travels on the continent, to reduce the several tribes of nature to a method, and to give accurate descriptions of the several species from a strict survey of them : and, since Mr. Willoughby's genius lay chiefly to animals, he undertook the birds,...
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Gallery of portraits

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), Arthur Thomas Malkin - Biography - 1833
...agreeable but laborious pursuits. " These two gentlemen, finding the history of nature very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond...the several species, from a strict view of them." That Ray entered upon his task, however perplexing it might be, with the enthusiastic energy of a man...
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The gallery of portraits: with memoirs ...

Arthur Thomas Malkin, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) - Biography - 1833
...agreeable but laborious pursuits. " These two gentlemen, finding the history of nature very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond...the several species, from a strict view of them." That Ray entered upon his task, however perplexing it might be, with the enthusiastic energy of a man...
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Lives of Eminent Zoologists: From Aristotle to Linnaeus : with Introductory ...

William MacGillivray - Zoologists - 1834 - 391 pages
...before his last illness, that " these two gentlemen, finding the history of nature very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond...the several species, from a strict view of them." Both entered upon the task with an enthusiasm which could have been excited only by an intense love...
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The naturalist's library

Sir William Jardine - Entomology - 1835
...information directly from Ray. " These two gentlemen, finding the history of nature very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond...Fishes, and Insects, as Mr Ray did the Vegetables. How each of these two great men discharged his province, the world hath seen in their works. Mr . Willughby's...
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Distinguished men of modern times [selected from The gallery of portraits ...

Arthur Thomas Malkin - 1838
...agreeable but laborious pursuits. " These two gentlemen, finding the history of nature very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond...the several species, from a strict view of them." That Ray entered upon his task, however perplexing it might be, with the enthusiastic energy of a man...
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Memorials of John Ray: consisting of his life

Edwin Lankester, William Derham, Sir James Edward Smith, Georges Cuvier (baron), Aubert Aubert Du Petit-Thouars - Naturalists - 1846 - 220 pages
...May the 15th, 1704, viz.: These two gentlemen, finding the ' History of Nature' very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond...fishes, and insects, as Mr. Ray did the vegetables. And how each of these two great men discharged his province, the world hath seen in their works; which...
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