Nature Study for the Common Schools

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H. Holt, 1891 - Science - 448 pages
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Page 7 - My metaphor will remind some of you of the famous picture in which Retzsch has depicted Satan playing at chess with a man for his soul. Substitute for the mocking fiend in that picture a calm, strong angel, who is playing for love, as we say, and would rather lose than win, and I should accept it as an image of human life.
Page 343 - well preserved specimens have been found. " In 1747, in an English bog, the body of a woman was found, with skin, nails, and hair almost perfect, and with sandals on her feet. In Ireland, under eleven feet of peat, the body of a man was found clothed in coarse hair-cloth.
Page 5 - him which so bear upon him, and so limit his life and comfort, as to render the knowledge of how they may be resisted. guided, and controlled, an absolute necessity. Life, ultimately his own life, is the great center of all his interest in the world ; and this

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