Proceedings, Band 11

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Seite 131 - Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, And forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them.
Seite 146 - We look before and after, And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Seite 70 - I ought to add, however, that if Mr. Besant says at the beginning of his essay that the "laws of fiction may be laid down and taught with as much precision and exactness as the laws of harmony, perspective, and proportion...
Seite 576 - Egypt," written by Young in 1818, and published in the " Encyclopaedia Britannica " for 1819, a writer in the " Edinburgh Review " for 1826 delivers the following weighty opinion : " We do not hesitate to pronounce this article the greatest effort of scholarship and ingenuity of which modern literature can boast.
Seite 209 - Six hypotheses have been suggested : 1. That the corona consists of a gaseous atmosphere resting upon the sun's surface and carried round with it. 2. That the corona is made up, wholly or in part, of gaseous and finely divided matter which has been ejected from the sun, and is in motion about the sun from the forces of ejection, of the sun's rotation, and of gravity — and possibly of a repulsion of some kind. 3. That the corona resembles the rings of Saturn, and consists of swarms of meteoric particles...
Seite 402 - Virgin as oval tawny pendent tear At beehive-edge when ripened combs o'erflow, — To bear the file's tooth and the hammer's tap: Since hammer needs must widen out the round, And file emboss it fine with lily-flowers, Ere the stuff grow a ring-thing right to wear.
Seite 134 - ... originally intelligent may by frequent repetition become automatic, so in the lifetime of the species, actions originally intelligent may, by frequent repetition and heredity, so write their effects on the nervous system that the latter is prepared, even before individual experience, to perform adjustive actions mechanically which, in previous generations, were performed intelligently. This mode of origin of instincts has been called by Mr. Lewes the " lapsing of intelligence," and it was fully...
Seite 572 - Thy form stupendous here the gods have placed, Sparing each spot of harvest^bearing land, And with this mighty work of art have graced A rocky isle, encumbered once with sand, And near the pyramids have bid thee stand...
Seite 2 - I believe that a true theory of magnetism should admit of complete demonstration, that it should present no anomalies, and that all the known effects should at once be explained by it. From numerous researches I have gradually formed a theory of magnetism entirely based upon experimental results, and these have led me to the following conclusions : 1. That each molecule of a piece of iron, steel, or other magnetic metal is a separate and independent magnet, having its two poles and distribution of...
Seite 576 - ... values of a number of pictorial characters without any regard for the actual meanings of these characters as pictures. YOUNG thought that he was the first to arrive at this conclusion, for he says, in enumerating the various points of his discovery, " As far as I have ever heard or read, not one of the particulars had ever been established and placed on record by any other person, dead or alive.

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