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STRUCTURE IN ANIMALS.

THE HAND AND THE ARM.

LONDON:

THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY :

Instituted 1799.

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COMPARISONS OF STRUCTURE

IN ANIMALS.

CHAPTER I.

PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS.

The intelligent reader need not be apprised that the field of Comparative Anatomy is vast and extensive. So rich is the profusion of objects which it offers for contemplation, that the most powerful minds, after years of toilsome investigation and research, leave the greater part still unexplored ; and though student succeeds student, and labourer follows labourer, the philosopher of a distant period, as he recognises the hand of God, will find occasion to say, with one of old, "Lo, these are parts of His ways : but how little a portion is heard of him !” Our sketch of some of the parts of animal structure will be

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