The Zoologist: A Popular Miscellany of Natural History, Volume 12

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John Van Voorst, 1854 - Natural history

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Page 4190 - For nought so vile that on the earth doth live But to the earth some special good doth give...
Page 4342 - To trace in nature's most minute design The signature and stamp of power divine, Contrivance intricate, express'd with ease, Where unassisted sight no beauty sees, The shapely limb and lubricated joint, Within the small dimensions of a point, Muscle and nerve miraculously spun, His mighty work, who speaks and it is done, The invisible in things scarce seen reveal'd, To whom an atom is an ample field...
Page 4449 - France,' 2me Serie, tome x. 1852, and 3me Serie, tome i. 1853 ; by the Society. ' Memoires de la Societe de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Geneve,
Page 4464 - Her divine skill taught me this, That from everything I saw I could some invention draw, And raise pleasure to her height Through the meanest object's sight.
Page 4414 - By the mouth of the fish the edges of the opening were again drawn together, and other portions torn from their attachments, and brought over the orifice, till the ova were again hid from view. And as great force was sometimes necessary to effect this, the fish would thrust its snout into the nest as far as the eyes, and then jerk backwards till the object was effected. While thus engaged it would suffer itself to be taken in the hand, but repelled any attack made on the nest, and quitted not its...
Page 4405 - Manual of Natural History for the Use of Travellers ; being a Description of the Families of the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms, with Remarks on the Practical Study of Geology and Meteorology. To which are appended Directions for Collecting and Preserving.
Page 4489 - ... alimentary canal had been more or less completely formed, although distinct abdominal organs of any kind belonging to the digestive system were not very prominent. At this period, and while the individuals of generation B are not only in the abdomen of their parent...
Page 4444 - All places that the eye of heaven visits Are to a wise man ports and happy havens. Teach thy necessity to reason thus ; There is no virtue like necessity.
Page 4492 - ... of an inch in length, or more than eight times the size of the germ at the time when the first traces of development were seen. From this it is evident that, even admitting that these germ-masses are true eggs, the conditions of development are quite different from those of the truly viviparous animals ; such as, for instance, in Musca, Anthomyia, Sarcophaga, Tachina, Dexia...
Page 4487 - ... and form a new and greatly increased colony. This second generation pursues the same course as the first, the individuals of which it is composed being, like those of the first, sexless, or at least without any trace of the male sex throughout. These same conditions 4488 Insects.

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