The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America

Front Cover
Doubleday, Page, 1903 - Moths - 479 pages
1 Review
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This is a great book for Identifiyng Moths of North America. I own it myself. Unfortunatly MANY of the pages in this scan are illegible or poorly scanned. in many instances you can see the hand or fingers of the person that was scanning the book, in others he was in such a hurry to get the job done that the pages are blurred, twisted or tilted. The plates which are vital to the use of this book are scattered throught the text. In the original book they are grouped together in a logical manner by the Family and Genus in the center of the book. I appeciate the efforts of Google but a little more care would be in order.  

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 141 - grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one, and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been and are being evolved."—DARWIN.
Page 280 - Loose to the wind their airy garments flew, Thin glittering textures of the filmy dew, Dipt in the richest tincture of the skies, Where light disports in ever-mingling dyes, While every beam new transient colours flings, Colours that change whene'er they wave their wings.
Page 142 - Behold He put no trust in His servants; And His angels He charged with folly: How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Which are crushed before the moth ?
Page 142 - Shall mortal man be more just than God f Shall a man be more pure than his Maker ? Behold He put no trust in His servants; And His angels He charged with folly: How much less in them that dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Which are crushed before the moth ?
Page 299 - Then rapidly with foot as light As the young musk-roe's, out she flew To cull each shining leaf that grew Beneath the moonlight's hallowing beams For this enchanted wreath of dreams, Anemones and Seas of Gold, And new-blown lilies of the river, And those sweet flowrets that unfold Their buds on Camadeva's quiver.
Page 408 - t is her privilege, Through all the years of this our life, to lead From joy to joy.
Page 382 - From every chink And secret corner, where they slept away The wintry storms —or rising from their tombs To higher life—by myriads, forth at once, Swarming they pour, of all the varied hues Their beauty-beaming parent can disclose. Ten thousand forms
Page 108 - Look at this beautiful world, and read the truth In her fair page; see every season brings New change to her of everlasting youth— . Still the green soil, with joyous living things Swarms—the wide air is full of joyous wings.
Page 286 - Thou dost drink and dance and sing, Happier than the happiest king ! All the fields which thou dost sec, All the plants belong to thee, All
Page 286 - Genius detects through the fly. through the caterpillar, through the grub, through the egg, the constant individual; through countless individuals the fixed species, through many species the genus, through all genera the steadfast type; through all the kingdoms of organized life the eternal

Bibliographic information