The Northern Microscopist (Google eBook)

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Page 88 - There is a thorn; it looks so old, In truth you'd find it hard to say, THE THORN. How it could ever have been young, It looks so old and grey. Not higher than a two years...
Page 241 - ... the other mandible, remove the brain and salivary glands ; cut the oesophagus as far forward as possible, turn it back, and if all has been done carefully, one sees coming from the thorax the spiral ducts of two glands, which will be found, on following back, lying one on each side of the oesophagus, in the space between the muscles of the wings. At the base, the duct enlarges into quite a reservoir. The ducts unite within the neck, or just as they enter the head, and, following the floor of...
Page 197 - I'll ply, Where green conferva-threads lie curled, And proudly bring to thy bright eye The trophies of the protist world. We'll rouse the stentor from his lair, And gaze into the cyclops...
Page 197 - Cyclops' eye; In Chara and Nitella hair The protoplasmic stream descry, Forever weaving to and fro With faint molecular melody ; And curious Rotifers I'll show, And graceful Vorticellidae. Where Melicertae ply their craft, We'll watch the playful water-bear, And no envenomed Hydra's shaft Shall mar our peaceful pleasure there ; But while we whisper love's sweet tale We'll trace with sympathetic art, Within the embryonic snail The growing rudimental heart. Where rolls the Volvox sphere of green, And...
Page 80 - A," as they are both better for keeping. To proceed : first flood the plate with water, and then with a solution of iodine and iodide of potassium of the colour of pale sherry for one minute ; rinse it off, and apply enough of " A '' to cover the plate for about the same time. Now drop into the cup a drachm of " B," and bring " A " back from the plate to the cup to mix them together.
Page 240 - Naturalist, with additions. tion to our knowledge of the parts. Running the scalpel from the base of one mandible back, across, close to the neck and forward to the other mandible, remove the brain and salivary glands ; cut the oesophagus as far forward as possible, turn it back, and if all has been done carefully, one sees coming from the thorax the spiral ducts of two glands, which will be found, on following back, lying one on each side of the oesophagus, in the space between the muscles of the...
Page 173 - Vice-Président, in the Chair. AFTER the minutes of the previous meeting had been read and confirmed, and the donations to the Society announced, the names of Messrs.
Page 106 - Of botanist to number up their tribes: Whether he steals along the lonely dale , In silent search ; or through the forest , rank With what the dull incurious weeds account , Bursts his blind way; or climbs the mountain-rock Fir'd by the nodding verdure of its brow.
Page 272 - ... limelight again late in the seventeenth century, after the invention of the microscope, the infinitesimal calculus of Newton and Leibniz, and the actual observation of animalcules by Leeuwenhoek. The craze for microbes followed early in the eighteenth century, and is summed up in Swift's couplet : Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em, The little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.
Page 44 - No power can die that ever wrought for Truth ; Thereby a law of Nature it became, And lives unwithered in its blithesome youth, When he who called it forth is but a name.

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