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The Midland Naturalist: The Journal of the "Midland Union of ..., Volumes 5-6
Edward W. Badger,William Hillhouse
Visualização completa - 1882
The Midland Naturalist: The Journal of the "Midland Union of ..., Volume 4
Visualização completa - 1881
The Midland Naturalist: Journal of the Midland Union of Natural ..., Volume 5
Visualização completa - 1882
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Página 59 - And, as the earth's first mercy, so they are its last gift to us. When all other service is vain, from plant and tree, the soft mosses and gray lichen take up their watch by the head-stone.
Página 177 - Look on this beautiful world, and read the truth In her fair page; see, every season brings New change, to her, of everlasting youth; Still the green soil, with joyous living things, Swarms, the wide air is full of joyous wings, And myriads, still, are happy in the sleep Of ocean's azure gulfs, and where he flings The restless surge.
Página 222 - TAXIDERMY, PRACTICAL. A Manual of Instruction to the Amateur in Collecting, Preserving, and Setting-up Natural History Specimens of all kinds.
Página 59 - Spirits could spin porphyry as we do glass, — the traceries of intricate silver, and fringes of amber, lustrous, arborescent, burnished through every fibre into fitful brightness and glossy traverses of silken change, yet all subdued and pensive, and framed for simplest, sweetest offices of grace. They will not be gathered, like the flowers, for chaplet or love-token; but of these the wild bird will make its nest, and the wearied child his pillow.
Página 236 - ... hypothetical conception, accepted as a reality from its adequacy in the explanation of phenomena, it is a tangible and visible reality, which the chemist may analyse in his laboratory, the biologist scrutinize beneath his microscope and his dissecting needle. The chemical composition of protoplasm ¡з very complex, ar.d has not been exactly determined.
Página 47 - It affords, in fact," Thomson wrote conclusive proof that the conditions of the bottom of the sea to all depths are not only such as to admit of the existence of animal life, but are such as to allow of the unlimited extension of the distribution of animals high in the zoological series, and closely in relation with the characteristic faunae of shallower zones.42 After leaving the West Indies, however, he had to revise some of his conclusions.
Página 59 - Meek creatures ! the first mercy of the earth, veiling with hushed softness its dintless rocks ; creatures full of pity, covering with strange and tender honour the scarred disgrace of ruin, — laying quiet finger on the trembling stones, to teach them rest.
Página 236 - ... beneath his microscope and his dissecting needle. The chemical composition of protoplasm is very complex, and has not been exactly determined. It may, however, be stated that protoplasm is essentially a combination of albuminoid bodies, and that its principal elements are, therefore, oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen. In its typical state it presents the condition of a semi-fluid substance— a tenacious, glairy liquid, with a consistence somewhat like that of the white of an unboiled egg.