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Page 83 - Egypt for badness: and the lean and the ill favoured kine did eat up the first seven fat kine: and when they had eaten them up, it could not be known that they had eaten them; but they were still ill favoured, as at the beginning.
Page 126 - I thank you for your experiments on the hedgehog; but why do you ask me a question by way of solving it? I think your solution is just; but why think — why not try the experiment...
Page 179 - The aorta measured a foot diameter. Ten or fifteen gallons of blood are thrown out of the heart at a stroke with an immense velocity, through a tube of a foot diameter. The whole idea fills the mind with wonder...
Page 54 - In the year 1762, when I was in Portugal, I observed in a nobleman's garden, near Lisbon, a small fish-pond full of different kinds of fish.
Page 98 - ... principle in the literary character unfold itself in the life of the late Bishop of Landaff: whatever he did, he felt it was done as a master ; whatever he wrote, it was, as he once declared, the best work on the subject yet written.
Page 185 - DEAR JENNER,— I wish you joy ; it never rains but it pours. Sooner than the brat should not be a Christian I will stand godfather, for I should be unhappy if the poor little thing should go to the devil because I would not stand godfather. I hope Mrs. Jenner is well, and that you begin to look grave now you are a father.
Page 27 - When I was a boy, I wanted to know all about the clouds and the grasses, and why the leaves changed colour in the autumn ; I watched the ants, bees, birds, tadpoles, and caddisworms ; I pestered people with questions about what nobody knew or cared anything about.
Page 184 - ... even the name of the street when told it, nor where his own house was ; he had not a conception of any place existing beyond the room he was in, and yet was perfectly conscious of the loss of memory.