Alexander Von Humbolt, Or, What May be Accomplished in a Lifetime

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R. Hardwicke, 1866 - Scientists - 207 pages
 

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Page 43 - Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades Vext the dim sea: I am become a name; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known ; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments, Myself not least, but...
Page 190 - His virtues walked their narrow round, Nor made a pause, nor left a void ; And sure the eternal Master found The single talent well employed.
Page 207 - Through this day's life or death. This day be bread and peace my lot ; All else beneath the sun Thou know'st if best bestowed or not, And let thy will be done. To thee, whose temple is all space ; Whose altar, earth, sea, skies ; One chorus let all being raise ! • All nature's incense rise ! ODE ON SOLITUDE.
Page 202 - The investigations of Wolff, Goethe, and von Baer, have established the truth that the series of changes gone through during the development of a seed into a tree, or an ovum into an animal, constitute an advance from homogeneity of structure to heterogeneity of structure.

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