The Study of Life

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Fannin & Company, 1874 - Biology - 80 pages

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Page 14 - Men! with Mothers and Wives! It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives! Stitch - stitch - stitch, In poverty, hunger, and dirt, Sewing at once, with a double thread, A Shroud as well as a Shirt.
Page 62 - Whose fault ? Whose but his own ? Ingrate, he had of me All he could have ; I made him just and right, Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall.
Page 34 - At the moment when the egg is laid, the sitaris larva springs upon it. Even while the poor mother is carefully fastening up her cell, her mortal enemy is beginning to devour her offspring ; for the egg of the anthophora serves not only as a raft, but as a repast. The honey, which is enough for either, would be too little for both ; and the sitaris, therefore, at its first meal, relieves itself from its only rival. After eight days the egg is consumed, and on the empty shell the sitaris undergoes...
Page 35 - modern Science asks. " That mass man sprung from was a jelly-lump Once on a time ; he kept an after course Through fish and insect, reptile, bird and beast, Till he attained to be an ape at last Or last but one. And if this doctrine shock...
Page 58 - The arguments for the two substances have, we believe, now entirely lost their validity ; they are no longer compatible with ascertained science and clear thinking. The one substance, with two sets of properties, two sides, the physical and the mental — a doublefaced unity — would appear to comply with all the exigencies of the case.
Page 23 - See ! all things with each other blending— Each to all its being lending — All on each in turn depending — • Heavenly ministers descending—- And again to heaven up-tending — Floating, mingling, interweaving — Rising, sinking, and receiving Each from each, while each is giving On to each, and each relieving Each, the pails of gold, the living Current through the air is heaving ; Breathing blessings, see them bending, Balanced worlds from change defending, While every where diffused is...
Page 33 - Fabre ascertained this, not only by examining the burrow of the anthophoras, but also by direct observations of some young larvae kept in captivity. In April, however, his captives at last awoke from their long lethargy, and hurried anxiously about their prisons. Naturally inferring that they were in search of food, M. Fabre supposed that this would consist either of the larvae or pupae of the anthophora, or of the honey with which it stores its cell.
Page 61 - And never can be sunder'd without tears. And he that shuts Love out, in turn shall be Shut out from Love, and on her threshold lie Howling in outer darkness. Not for this Was common clay ta'en from the common earth, Moulded by God, and temper'd with the tears Of angels to the perfect shape of man.
Page 61 - You must begone," said Death ; " these walks are mine." Love wept and spread his sheeny vans for flight ; Yet ere he parted said, " This hour is thine ; Thou art the shadow of life, and as the tree Stands in the sun and shadows all beneath, So in the light of great eternity Life eminent creates the shade of death ; The shadow passeth when the tree shall fall, But I shall reign forever over all.
Page 32 - Fabre not unnaturally expected that the young larvae, which are active little creatures with six serviceable legs, would at once eat their way into the cells of the anthophora. No such thing : till the month of April following they remain without leaving their birthplace, and consequently without food ; nor do they in this long time change either...

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