American Anthropologist, Volume 1

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American Anthropological Association, 1888 - Anthropology
 

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Page 60 - Not poppy, nor mandragora, Nor all the drowsy syrups of the world, Shall ever medicine thee to that sweet sleep Which thou ow'dst yesterday.
Page 107 - Every child is born destitute of things possessed in manhood which distinguish him from the lower animals. Of all industries he is artless; of all institutions he is lawless; of all languages he is speechless; of all philosophies he is opinionless; of all reasoning he is thoughtless; but arts, institutions, languages, opinions and mentations he acquires as the years go by from childhood to manhood. In all these respects the new-born babe is hardly the peer of the new-born beast; but as the years...
Page 308 - Every one is now familiar with the general nature of animal economics. It is the survival of the fittest in the struggle for existence.
Page 4 - In two centuries the population would be to the means of subsistence as 256 to 9; in three centuries as 4,096 to 13, and in two thousand years the difference would be almost incalculable.
Page 107 - ... the great classes of activities, until the distance by which he is separated from the brute is so great that his realm of existence is in another kingdom of nature.1 Human progress is possible because of the long period of infancy of the human being.
Page 15 - Every obstruction to a free exchange is born of the same narrow despotic spirit which planted castles upon the Rhine to plunder peaceful commerce. Every obstruction to commerce is a tax upon consumption ; every facility to a free exchange cheapens commodities, increases trade and production, and promotes civilization.
Page 224 - Pointe, and here, long before the pale face appeared among them, it was practiced in its purest and most original form. Many of our fathers lived the full term of life granted to mankind by the Great Spirit, and the forms of many old people were mingled with each rising generation. This, my grandson, is the meaning of the words you did not understand; they have been repeated to us by our fathers for many generations.
Page 42 - ... failed to warn him of the hour — to dine. Then sturdy Romans sauntered through the Forum. Fat, hale, content ; for trouble ne'er came o'er them. But now these cursed dials show their faces, All over Rome, in streets and public places; And men, to know the hour, the cold stone question, That lias no heart, no stomach, no digestion.
Page 83 - The Finger on which this Ring is to be worn is the fourth Finger of the left hand, next unto the little Finger ; because by the received Opinion of the Learned and Experienced in Ripping up, and anatomizing...
Page 295 - Chickamy, chickamy, cramery, crow, I went to the well to wash my toe, When I came back my chicken was gone. Pausing before the fire-builder, the mother asks, in continuation of the song, "What time is it, old witch?" The witch replies, "One o'clock.

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