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Page 82 - The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
Page 484 - And, lastly, We do hereby, for Us, our heirs and successors, grant and declare that these our Letters Patent, or the enrolment or exemplification thereof, shall be in and by all things valid and effectual in the law, according to the true intent and meaning of the same, and shall be...
Page 13 - Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end
Page 275 - I do not now maintain, I think it right, as one of my last acts before I quit this Chair, thus publicly to read my recantation. We ought, indeed, to have paused before we first adopted the diluvian theory, and referred all our old superficial gravel to the action of the Mosaic flood.
Page 275 - Our errors were, however, natural, and of the same kind which led many excellent observers of a former century to refer all the secondary formations of geology to the Noachian deluge.
Page 484 - AND LASTLY, WE do hereby, for Us, our Heirs, and Successors, grant and declare, That these our Letters Patent, or the enrolment or exemplification thereof, shall be in and...
Page 328 - ... have so far affected the rays of Light, that a corresponding difference from the eyes of existing Crustaceans would have been found in the organs on which the impressions of such rays were then received. Regarding Light itself also, we learn from the resemblance of these most ancient...
Page 484 - ... proficiency in that department of knowledge in which he is about to graduate ; and he shall receive from the said Chancellor a certificate, under the seal of the said University of Bombay, and signed by the said Chancellor or ViceChancellor, in which the particulars so stated shall be declared.
Page 275 - We ought, indeed, to have paused, before we first adopted the diluvial theory, and referred all our old superficial gravel to the action of the Mosaic Flood. For of man, and the works of his hands, we have not yet found a single trace among the remnants of a former world entombed in these ancient deposits.
Page 81 - ... an education in which the individual is cultivated, not as an instrument towards some ulterior end, but as an end unto himself alone ; in other words, an education, in which his absolute perfection as a man, and not merely his relative dexterity as a professional man, is the scope immediately in view.