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Page 165 - There is no exception to the rule that every organic being naturally increases at so high a rate, that, if not destroyed, the earth would soon be covered by the progeny of a single pair.
Page 152 - But expectation is permissible where belief is not ; and if it were given me to look beyond the abyss of geologically recorded time to the still more remote period when the earth was passing through physical and chemical conditions, which it can no more see again than a man can recall his infancy, I should expect to be a witness of the evolution of living protoplasm from not living matter.
Page 239 - Epochs of Ancient History. Edited by the Rev. Sir GW Cox, Bart. MA & C. SANKEY, MA Beesly's Gracchi, Marius & Sulla, 2s.6d. Capes's Age of the Antonines, 2s.
Page 222 - Myself when young did eagerly frequent Doctor and Saint, and heard great argument About it and about: but evermore Came out by the same door where in I went.
Page 237 - Our Place among Infinities : A Series of Essays contrasting our Little Abode in Space and Time with the Infinities Around us. By RICHARD A. PROCTOR. Crown 8vo, cloth extra, 6s. The Expanse of Heaven : A Series of Essays on the Wonders of the Firmament.
Page 2 - In July opened first note-book on Transmutation of Species. Had been greatly struck from about the month of previous March on character of South American fossils, and species on Galapagos Archipelago. These facts (especially latter), origin of all my views...
Page 238 - THE ORBS AROUND Us ; a Series of Essays on the Moon and Planets, Meteors and Comets, the Sun and Coloured Pairs of Suns. With Chart and Diagrams, crown 8vo. Js. 6d. OTHER- WORLDS THAN OURS ; The Plurality of Worlds Studied under the Light of Recent Scientific Researches.
Page 238 - THE TRANSITS of VENUS ; a Popular Account of Past and Coming Transits, from the first observed by Horrocks AD 1639 to the Transit of AD 2012. By RA PROCTOR, BA Second Edition, with 20 Plates (12 coloured) and 38 Woodcuts. Crown 8vo. 8s. 6d. The UNIVERSE and the COMING TRANSITS...
Page 72 - Born into life — man grows Forth from his parents' stem, And blends their bloods, as those Of theirs are blent in them; So each new man strikes root into a far fore-time.