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If there are those who believe nature and all of life is precious, this volume alone is priceless. Anyone searching to know and love life will be blessed by the beauty portrayed in the writings.
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Page 15 - Reprinted from the Transactions of the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature, and Art for with the consent of the Council of the Association...
Page 7 - RULES. 1. THE Association shall be styled the Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature, and Art. 2. The objects of the Association are — To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific enquiry in Devonshire ; and to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science, Literature, or Art, in different parts of the county. 3. The Association shall consist of Members, Honorary Members, and Corresponding Members. 4. Every candidate for membership,...
Page 216 - The abuse of greatness is, when it disjoins Remorse from power : and, to speak truth of Caesar, I have not known when his affections sway'd More than his reason. But 'tis a common proof That lowliness is young ambition's ladder, Whereto the climber upward turns his face : But when he once attains the topmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees By which he did ascend.
Page 242 - Association in 1855, is intended to serve as an Index to the Titles and Dates of Scientific Papers contained in the Transactions of Societies, Journals, and other Periodical works which have been published from the beginning of the present century to the end of 1863.
Page 328 - If the lad retook what he held the purveyor to have unjustly seized, no moral depravity is to be inferred from the action. Our knowledge of the remainder of Chichester's early career is almost' entirely derived from an account of his life written by Sir Faithful Fortescue (printed for private circulation by Lord...
Page 10 - Italic, and for the Author's corrections of the press, in any paper published in the Transactions, amount to a greater sum than in the proportion of ten shillings per sheet, such excess shall be borne by the Author himself, and not by the Association ; and should any paper exceed four sheets, the cost beyond the cost of the four sheets shall be borne by the Author of the paper. 30. Every Member shall, within three months after each Annual Meeting, receive gratuitously a copy of the Transactions....
Page 193 - Israel: that this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones? then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.
Page 235 - He was a great lover of his country, and of the religion and justice which he believed could only support it ; and his friendships were only with men of those principles. And as his conversation was most with men of the most pregnant parts, and understanding, so towards any such, who needed support or encouragement, though unknown, if fairly recommended to him, he was very liberal.
Page 397 - That Sir W. Raughley esteemed more of fame than conscience. The best wits of England were employed for making his Historic. Ben himself had written a piece to him of the Punick warre, which he altered and set in his booke.
Page 605 - Every person elected to be Serjeants at Mace shall take the oath before the Mayor for the time being. " Further the Mayor and Burgesses shall have within the Borough assize and assay of bread wine and ale and other victuals and also of weights and measures with amends and corrections of the same and all other things which belong to the office of Clerk of the Market of the Household of King or heirs. And they may have all fines and other profits as used in said Borough in past times. "The King grants...