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Page vii - Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known."' There is also the difficult problem of submarine light, evidenced by the facts of deep-sea animals having conspicuous and wellformed eyes, and of the shells of deep-sea mollusca being sometimes coloured, which is yet unsolved.
Page 27 - The Annual Report of the Committee of Visitors for the year 1876, testifying to the continued prosperity and efficient management of the Institution was read and adopted. The real and funded property now amounts to above 84,000/. entirely derived from the contributions and donations of the members. Seventy-two new members paid their admission fees
Page 517 - entire words which have always a place in passionate epistles : as flames ; darts ; die ; language; absence; Cupid; heart; eyes; hang Ądrown; and the like. This would very much abridge the lover's pains in this way of writing a letter, as it would enable him to express the most useful and significant words with a single touch of the needle.
Page 532 - The Discoveries of Prince Henry the Navigator, and their Results ; being the Narrative of the Discovery by Sea, -within One Century, of more than Half the World. By Richard Henry Major, FSA
Page 428 - Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.
Page 481 - vigorously object to give a verbal assent to the doctrine itself. However this may be, the main point is that sufficient knowledge has now been acquired of vital phenomena to justify the assertion that the notion that there is anything exceptional about these phenomena receives not a particle of support from any known fact.
Page 481 - and mathematicians. To know the anatomy of the human body, with even an approximation to thoroughness, is the work of a life, but as much as is needed for a sound comprehension of elementary physiological truths may be learned in a week. A knowledge of the elements of physiology is not only easy of acquirement, but it
Page 359 - between this relative knowledge and a so-called absolute knowledge, and to point out our ignorance of the absolute position of a point as an instance of the limitation of our faculties. Any one, however, who will try to imagine the state of a mind conscious of knowing the absolute position of a point will ever after be content with our relative knowledge.