KEY TO THE GEOLOGY OF THE GLOBE: AN ESSAY

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Seite 220 - Upon the whole, every circumstance concurs in proving, that mankind are not composed of species essentially different from each other; that, on the contrary, there was originally but one species...
Seite 29 - A zone is a portion of the surface of a sphere included between two parallel planes. The circumferences of the...
Seite 237 - But as they reached its shore, The Almighty's breath spoke out in death, And the ammonite lived no more ! So the nautilus now, in its shelly prow, As over the deep it strays, Still seems to seek, in bay and creek, Its companion of other days. And alike do we, on life's stormy sea, As we roam from shore to shore, Thus, tempest-tost, seek the loved, the lost, But find them on earth no more...
Seite 41 - ... with the question of the right of masters over them ; I think it must be conceded that the precepts of the Gospel in no manner countenance, but are entirely opposed to, the institution of domestic slavery. Before closing this part of the subject, it may be proper to consider the question, what is the duty of masters and slaves, under a condition of society in which slavery now exists '? I. As to masters. If the system be wrong, as we have endeavored to show, if it be at variance with our duty...
Seite 237 - They sailed all day through creek and bay, And traversed the ocean deep ; And at night they sank on a coral bank, In its fairy bowers to sleep. And the monsters vast of ages past They beheld in their ocean caves ; They saw them ride in their power and pride, And sink in their deep-sea graves.
Seite 236 - Were launch'd in storm and strife, Each sent to float, in its tiny boat, On the wide wild sea of life. And each could swim on the Ocean's brim, And anon its sails could furl, And sink to sleep, in the great sea-deep, In a palace all of pearl.
Seite 219 - The real natives of the country are of a very brown olive color, well made and active ; and though they have little hair, even upon their eyebrows, yet upon their head their hair is long and very black. In surveying the different appearances which the human form assumes in the different regions of the earth, the most striking circumstance is that of color. This circumstance has been attributed to various causes; but experience justifies us in affirming, that of this the principal cause is the heat...
Seite 103 - The crab has been transformed into the apple; the sloe into the plum, flowers have changed their colour and become double, and these new characters can be perpetuated by seed, — a bitter plant with wavy sea-green leaves has been taken from the sea-side where it grew like wild charlock, has been transplanted into the garden, lost its saltness. and has been metamorphosed into two distinct vegetables as unlike each other as is each to the parent plant — the red cabbage and the cauliflower.
Seite 237 - ... all day through creek and bay, And traversed the ocean deep ; And at night they sank on a coral bank, In its fairy bowers to sleep. ' And the monsters vast of ages past, They beheld in their ocean caves ; And saw them ride in their power and pride, And sink in their billowy graves.
Seite 160 - these vessels assume the character of sinuses ; and at last swell out (so to speak) around and between the villi ; so that, finally, the villi are completely bound up or covered by the membrane, which constitutes the walls of the vessels, the membrane following the contour of all the villi, and even passing, to a certain extent, over the branches and stems of the tufts.

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