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Page 178 - Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake : Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog...
Page 94 - The chief point in this application of histology to pathology is to obtain a recognition of the fact that the cell is really the ultimate morphological element in which there is any manifestation of life, and that we must not transfer the seat of real action to any point beyond the cell.
Page 267 - This Being governs all things, not as the soul of the world, but as Lord over all; and on account of his dominion he is wont to be called Lord God...
Page 318 - But what is our thought of creation ? It is not a thought of the mere springing of nothing into something. On the contrary, creation is conceived, and is by us conceivable, only as the evolution of existence from possibility into actuality, by the fiat of the deity.
Page 18 - Like a bird that seeketh its mother's nest; And a mother she was and is to me; For I was born on the open Sea. The waves were white, and red the morn, In the noisy hour when I was born...
Page 296 - We are quite entitled to state as a legitimate hypothesis that in every individual plant there is an indwelling psyche more simply endowed than that of the lowest animal ; specific for each species of plant and therefore incapable of further evolution, never manifesting itself in psychical acts appreciable to us and performing only the lowest function of the animal psyche, constituting the psychical form in the presence or midst of which the organization is co-ordinated.
Page 301 - There are two sorts of ignorance : we philosophize to escape ignorance, and the consummation of our philosophy is ignorance ; we start from the one, we repose in the other ; they are the goals from which, and to which, we tend ; and the pursuit of knowledge is but a course between two ignorances, as human life is itself only a travelling from grave to grave. Tts /Ji'os ; — 'E*c TV/Aj8oio 6op!av, CTT! The highest reach of human science is the scientific recognition of human ignorance ; ' Qui nescit...
Page 222 - It is not a thought of the mere springing of nothing into something. On the contrary, creation is conceived, and is by us conceivable, only as the evolution of existence from possibility into actuality, by the fiat of the Deity.* Let us place ourselves in imagination at its very crisis.
Page 301 - Conscious only of, conscious only in and through, limitation, we think to comprehend the infinite ; and dream even of establishing the science — the nescience of man, on an identity with the omniscience of God. It is this powerful tendency of the most vigorous minds to transcend the sphere of our faculties, which makes a ' learned ignorance' the most difficult acquirement, perhaps, indeed, the consummation of knowledge.
Page 392 - Ascidias (lately described by Mr. Forbes and myself), to the Molluscs. We have only to suppose the Lancelet to have been developed from the dorsal aspect, the seat of its respiration to be transferred from the intestinal tube to a corresponding portion of its skin, and ganglia to be developed at the...
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