Elements of Phrenology

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Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1835 - Phrenology - 204 pages
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Page 67 - In these two princely boys! They are as gentle As zephyrs, blowing below the violet, Not wagging his sweet head: and yet as rough, Their royal blood enchafd, as the rud'st wind, That by the top doth take the mountain pine, And make him stoop to the vale.
Page 225 - ... imagination in those times was prone to give to all remote and unknown regions ? Had he come upon some wild island, far in the Indian seas ; or was this the famed Cipango itself, the object of his golden fancies?
Page 225 - ... to give to all remote and unknown regions? Had he come upon some wild island far in the Indian sea ; or was this the famed Cipango itself, the object of his golden fancies? A thousand speculations of the kind must have swarmed upon him, as, with his anxious crews, he waited for the night to pass away; wondering whether the morning light would reveal a savage wilderness, or dawn upon spicy groves, and glittering fanes, and gilded cities, and all the splendor of Oriental civilization.
Page 45 - Power, who is the guardian of our infirmities, has supplied to human weakness. There is a principle in our mind, which is to us like a constant protector; which may slumber, indeed, but which slumbers only at seasons when its vigilance would be useless; which awakes, therefore, at the first appearance of unjust intention, and which becomes more watchful and more vigorous, in proportion to the violence of the attack which it has to dread. What should we think of the providence of nature, if, when...
Page 225 - At length, in spite of every difficulty and danger, he had accomplished his object. The great mystery of the ocean was revealed ; his theory, which had been the scoff of sages, was triumphantly established ; he had secured to himself a glory which must be as durable as the world itself. " It is difficult even for the imagination to conceive the feelings of such a man at the moment of so sublime a discovery. What a bewildering crowd of conjectures must have thronged upon his mind, as to the land which...
Page 207 - ... in other words, for advanced scholars and their parents. The LIBRARY is to consist of reading, and not school, class, or text books ; the design being to furnish youth with suitable works for perusal during their leisure hours ; works that will interest, as well as instruct them, and of such a character that they will turn to them with pleasure, when it is desirable to unbend from the studies of the school room. The plan will embrace every department of Science and Literature, preference being...
Page 13 - From an early age he was given to observation, and was struck with the fact, that each of his brothers and sisters, companions in play, and schoolfellows, possessed some peculiarity of talent or disposition, which distinguished him from others. Some of his schoolmates were distinguished...
Page 161 - Milton, or Cromwell — a large brain is indispensably requisite : but to display skill, enterprise, and fidelity in the various professions of civil life — to cultivate, with success, the less arduous branches of philosophy — to excel in acuteness, taste, and felicity of expression — to acquire extensive erudition and refined manners — a brain of a moderate size is perhaps more suitable than one that is very large ; for wherever the energy is intense, it is rare that delicacy, refinement,...
Page 214 - Preface and Notes, by FRANCIS WAYLAND, DD, President of Brown University. THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE UNDER DIFFICULTIES, illustrated by incidents in the Lives of AMERICAN INDIVIDUALS ; in one volume, with Portraits. HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, in two volumes, with illustrative wood cuts, by ROBLEY DUNGLISON, MD, Professor of the Institutes of Medicine in the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia; Author of Elements of Hygiene,' ' The Medical Student,' 'Principles of Medical Practice,
Page 34 - ... which varies in the sexes of the same species ; 3, which is not proportionate to the other faculties of the same individual ; 4, which does not manifest itself simultaneously with the other faculties, that is, which appears or disappears earlier or later...

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