The Natural History of Man: Comprising Inquiries Into the Modifying Influence of Physical and Moral Agencies on the Different Tribes of the Human Family

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H. Bailličre, 1845 - Anthropology - 596 pages

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Page 302 - The view of this extensive city ; the numerous canoes upon the river; the crowded population, and the cultivated state of the surrounding country, formed altogether a prospect of civilization and magnificence, which I little expected to find in the bosom of Africa.
Page 388 - The Lenni Lenape (according to the traditions handed down to them by their ancestors) resided many hundred years ago in a very distant country in the western part of the American continent. For some reason, which I do not find accounted for, they determined on migrating to the eastward, and accordingly set out together in a body. After a very long journey and many nights...
Page 501 - The prevailing opinion of all these nations is," says Loskiel, " that there is one God, or, as they call him, one great and good Spirit, who has created the heavens and the earth, and made man and every other creature.
Page 130 - the history of nations, termed Ethnology, must be mainly founded on the relations of their languages.
Page 254 - ... should be wide ; her limbs tapering ; the soles of her feet without any hollow ; and the surface of her body in general soft, delicate, smooth, and rounded, without the asperities of projecting bones and sinews.
Page 178 - ... ne sont gučre moins mal faits que les Gučbres, parce qu'ils ne s'allient qu'entre eux. Mais, dans le reste du royaume, le sang persan est...
Page 403 - The diversity in the color of hair is also equally as great as that in the complexion ; for in a numerous group of these people (and more particularly amongst the females, who never take pains to change its natural...
Page 172 - Company's service, had come down to meet me, and who has seen more of India than most men, tells me that he cannot account for this difference, which is general throughout the country, and everywhere striking.
Page 47 - The dog, far more than any other animal, becomes a humble friend and companion of man, often seeming actually to know and sympathize with the joys and sorrows of his master; and on this account it is, that he is alike "the pampered...
Page 388 - At the Copper-Mine River, where they made the first land, the ground was covered with copper, over which a body of earth had since been collected, to the depth of a man's height. They believe also, that in ancient times their ancestors lived till their feet were worn out with walking, and their throats with eating.

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