Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Volumes 28-29

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The Society, 1890 - Philadelphia (Pa.)
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Page 211 - The Body of Benjamin Franklin Printer (Like the cover of an old book Its contents torn out And stript of its lettering and gilding) Lies here, food for worms. But the work shall not be lost For it will (as he believed) appear once more In a new and more elegant edition Revised and corrected by The Author.* * The foregoing epitaph was written by Dr.
Page 199 - Pennsylvania, as it discouraged useless expense in foreign superfluities, some thought it had its share of influence in producing that growing plenty of money which was observable for several years after its publication.
Page 237 - ... exchanging the products of different places, and thereby rendering the necessaries, conveniences, and comforts of human life more easy to be obtained, and more general, shall be allowed to pass free and unmolested ; and neither of the contracting powers shall grant or issue any commission to any private armed vessels, empowering them to take or destroy such trading vessels or interrupt such commerce.
Page 114 - York city, offered the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted : — Resolved, That the thanks of the...
Page 104 - Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the President...
Page 198 - Calendar with, proverbial sentences, chiefly such as inculcated industry and frugality, as the means of procuring wealth, and thereby securing virtue ; it being more difficult for a man in want to act always honestly, as, to use here one of those proverbs, it is hard for an empty sack to stand upright.
Page 237 - ... is necessary to be taken from them for the use of such armed force, the same shall be paid for at a reasonable price. And all...
Page 238 - And it is declared that neither the pretence that war dissolves all treaties, nor any other whatever shall be considered as annulling or suspending the solemn covenant contained in this article.
Page 181 - Nomenclature of Diseases be referred to a special committee of five members, to be appointed by the President, who shall examine it and report upon its final disposition at the present meeting of the Association. Resolved. That on the favorable report of such committee, it shall be referred back to the Committee on the Nomenclature of Diseases for the preparation of an index...
Page 141 - This implies that the egg possesses foresight of harm coming to it through falling into a parthenogenetic habit ! And when Weismann proceeds to elaborate his necessary hypothesis of a reduction of ancestral germ-plasmas, and says "this must be so," he seems to forget altogether about the probably self-regulating physiological factors controlling the dimensions of cells and their proportions of chromatin and cytoplasm.

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