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Researches Into the Early History of Mankind and the Development of Civilization
Edward Burnett Tylor
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Africa America ancient animals appears bear belief belong body bones bring brought called carried child Chinese civilization comes common connexion Cook custom dead deaf-and-dumb described districts early earth evidence existence express fact father fingers fire fish gesture-language gestures give given ground hand head higher hold human idea Indians instance iron Islands kind known land language least less living London look lower means mentioned mind myths native natural never North object observed once origin pass perhaps person piece practice present race reason record remarkable represented savage seems seen side signs similar sometimes sound South America speak stands stone Stone Age story taken tell things thought tradition tribes whole writing
Page 168 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Page 363 - He made an instrument to know If the moon shine at full or no ; That would, as soon as e'er she shone, straight Whether 'twere day or night demonstrate; Tell what her d'ameter to an inch is, And prove that she's not made of green cheese...
Page 355 - Sirat. which they say is laid over the midst of hell, and described to be finer than a hair, and sharper than the edge of a sword...
Page 217 - And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-serah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
Page 351 - ... taste of them, that the whole nation resolved to leave their dull residence for the charms of the upper region. Men, women, and children ascended by means of the vine ; but when about half the nation had reached the surface of the earth, a corpulent woman, who was clambering up the vine, broke it with her weight, and closed upon herself and the rest of the nation the light of the sun.
Page 6 - ... have first given rise to the notion of spirits ; for savages do not readily distinguish between subjective and objective impressions. When a savage dreams, the figures which appear before him are believed to have come from a distance and to stand over him ; or ' the soul of the dreamer goes out on its travels, and comes home with a remembrance of what it has seen.
Page 151 - Words are the Counters of wise men, and the Money of fools...
Page 142 - America would nudge their neighbour to answer for them when any one among them was asked his name ; and the natives of the Fiji Islands would get any third party who might be present to answer as to their names.3 An Indian asked Dr.
Page 345 - The boy was a perfect pigmy, and never grew beyond the stature of a small infant ; but the girl increased with her years, so that the labor of providing food and lodging devolved wholly on her. She went out daily to get wood for their lodge-fire, and took her little brother...