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" Earthworms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of Nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm. "
Charles Darwin - Page 169
by Grant Allen - 1885 - 206 pages
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Animal Biography, Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - Zoology - 1803
...(which renders them less an object of attention,) and from their numbers and fecundity. Dew-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of nature, yet, if lost, might make a lamentable chasm. For, to say nothing of half the birds and some quadrupeds which are...
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Economy ...

William Bingley - Zoology - 1805
...Dew-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link iu the chain of nature, yet, if lost, might make a lamentable chasm. For, to say nothing of half the birds and some quadrupeds that are supported by them, worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed...
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Rural Sports, Volume 2

William Barker Daniel - Fishing - 1812
...appearance a small and despicable Link, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm in the Chain of Nature ; for to say nothing of half the Birds, and some Quadrupeds,...almost entirely supported by them, Worms seem to be great promoters of Vegetation, by perforating and loosening the Soil, and rendering it pervious to...
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An Essay on the Philosophy, Study and Use of Natural History

Charles Fothergill - Philosophy - 1813 - 236 pages
...History of Selbornc, vol. ip 364. despised animals ; for he has well observed, that " Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in...almost entirely supported by them, worms seem to be great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed but lamely without them, by boring, perforating,...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 10

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...extremity of the earthworm, resembling a good deal the medullary matter of the brain *. Dew-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of nature, yet, if lost, might make a lamentable chasm. For, to say nothing of half the birds and some quadrupeds which are...
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The Natural History of Reptiles and Serpents: To which is Added an Appendix ...

Reptiles - 1824 - 178 pages
...influence in the economy of nature; for to say nothing of half tliť birds and some quadrupeds that are supported by them, worms seem to be the great promoters of vegetation. — This they do by boring, perforating, and loosening the soil, 'and rendering it open to receive...
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The History of the County of Derby, Part 1

Stephen Glover - 1829
...minuteness, which renders them less an object of attention than their numbers and fecundity. Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in...almost entirely supported by them, worms seem to be great promoters of vegetation, which would proceed hut lamely without them, by boring, perforating...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1829 - 343 pages
...which renders them less an object of attention ; and from their numbers and fecundity. Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in...almost entirely supported by them, worms seem to be great promoters of vegethey were her own offspring. This circumstance corroborates my suspicion, that...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

1829
...render them less an object of attention ; and from their numbers and fecundity. Earth-worms, though iu appearance a small and despicable link in the chain...birds, and some quadrupeds, which are almost entirely supjsirted by them, worms seem to be great promoters ot' vegetation — which would proceed but lamely...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

Great Britain - 1829
...which render them !*•" an object of attention ; and from their numbers and fecundity. Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in...make a lamentable chasm. For, to say nothing of half tb>birds, and some quadrupeds, which are almost entirely supported by them, worms seem to be great...
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