Stray Leaves of Science and Folk-lore

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Tinsley Bros., 1870 - 485 halaman
 

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Halaman 474 - That there were such creatures as witches, he made no doubt at all ; for, first, the Scriptures had affirmed so much. Secondly, the wisdom of all nations had provided laws against such persons, which is an argument of their confidence of such a crime.
Halaman 462 - Thrice the age of a dog is that of a horse; Thrice the age of a horse is that of a man ; Thrice the age of a man is that of a deer ; Thrice the age of a deer is that of an eagle ; Thrice the age of an eagle is that of an oak tree.
Halaman 485 - I take knowledge, these are at the bottom of the outcry which has been raised, and with such insolence spread throughout the nation, in direct opposition not only to the Bible, but to the suffrage of the wisest and the best of men in all ages and nations.
Halaman 485 - It is true likewise, that the English in general, and indeed most of the men of learning in Europe, have given up all accounts of witches and apparitions, as mere old wives
Halaman 133 - Altogether at least a score of pigeons might be chosen, which if shown to an ornithologist, and he were told that they were wild birds, would certainly, I think, be ranked by him as well-defined species.
Halaman 133 - I do not believe that any ornithologist would in this case place the English carrier, the short-faced tumbler, the runt, the barb, pouter, and fantail in the same genus ; more especially as in each of these breeds several trulyinherited sub-breeds, or species, as he would call them, could be shown him.
Halaman 33 - He did not love, he did not hate, he did not hope, he did not fear, he did not worship as others do.
Halaman 122 - But the scientific world had no faith in the statement that works of art, however rude, had been met with in undisturbed beds of such antiquity.
Halaman 464 - John the fool, with a high and mighty no beard, that had also a horse for his carriage. These all were to be brought out of the country to London, by easy...
Halaman 33 - I realise in reading his memorials. His brain seems to have been but a calculating engine ; his eyes inlets of vision, not fountains of tears ; his hands instruments of manipulation which never trembled with emotion, or were clasped together in adoration thanksgiving, or despair ; his heart only an anatomical organ, necessary for of the circulation of the blood.

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