Transactions of the Academy of Science of Saint Louis, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Academy of Science of St. Louis, 1878 - Science
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"Celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first meeting," in v. 16.
  

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Page clxiv - And both with moons and tides. Nothing hath got so far But man hath caught and kept it as his prey. His eyes dismount the highest star, He is in little all the sphere ; Herbs gladly cure our flesh because that they Find their acquaintance there.
Page lxvi - It is hardly necessary to add that anything which any insulated body, or system of bodies, can continue to furnish without limitation, cannot possibly be a material substance; and it appears to me to be extremely difficult, if not quite impossible, to form any distinct idea of anything capable of being excited and communicated in the manner the Heat was excited and communicated in these experiments, except it be MOTION.
Page cclxxv - We can thus understand how there are two, three or more broods in southerly regions, but only one toward British America. The exceptional flights noticed in the spring, and which, so far as recorded, take place quite early and in the same southerly direction, find a similar explanation. They may be looked upon as continuations of the autumn flights. Hibernating in the temperate belt, the butterflies are awakened and aroused upon the advent of spring, to find the milk-weeds not yet started, and they...
Page clxiv - For us the winds do blow, The earth doth rest, heaven move, and fountains flow. Nothing we see but means our good, As our delight, or as our treasure ; The whole is either our cupboard of food, Or cabinet of pleasure.
Page 210 - ... as is sometimes the case.* As the fruit enlarges, the mouth of the puncture forms a slight, discolored depression, more noticeable in some varieties than in others; but the passage-way becomes obliterated.
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Page ccxlviii - ... one who is scientifically, and in his own fashion, a Darwinian, philosophically a convinced theist, and religiously an acceptor of the ' creed commonly called the Nicene,' as the exponent of the Christian faith.
Page 211 - ... are mostly diurnal and have nothing to do in the work; and wherever I have excluded the moth from the flowers, by enclosing the latter with netting, no fruit has been produced. I am therefore led to believe that the few rare instances of yucca-fertilization, in localities where Pronuba...
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