Elements of zoology

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第 77 頁 - Seek'st thou the plashy brink Of weedy lake, or marge of river wide, Or where the rocking billows rise and sink On the chafed ocean side? There is a Power whose care Teaches thy way along that pathless coast,— The desert and illimitable air,— Lone wandering, but not lost.
第 52 頁 - There wanted yet the master-work, the end Of all yet done ; a creature, who not prone And brute as other creatures, but endued With sanctity of reason, might erect His stature, and upright with front serene Govern the rest, self-knowing ; and from thence Magnanimous to correspond with heaven...
第 45 頁 - The sun to me is dark And silent as the moon, When she deserts the night, Hid in her vacant interlunar cave. Since light so necessary is to life, And almost life itself, if it be true That light is in the soul, She all in every part; why was the sight To such a tender ball as the eye confined, So obvious and so easy to be quench'd?
第 77 頁 - Lone wandering, but not lost. All day thy wings have fanned, At that far height, the cold, thin atmosphere, Yet stoop not, weary, to the welcome land, Though the dark night is near.
第 3 頁 - ... the same kind, but into which individual molecules are continually entering, and from which they are constantly departing ; so that the form of a living body is more essential to it than its matter.
第 31 頁 - ... binds down the long tendons, which would, in their various motions, otherwise start up from their places. This ring at once keeps them in place, and permits their free and unhampered play. The other provision is seen in the construction of the tendons of. the fingers. There are two principal muscles which move the joints of the fingers, and two sets of tendons, which are inserted, the one into the middle bones of the finger, the other into the third row of bones, or the extremities of the finger....
第 69 頁 - The milk teeth begin to grow about fifteen days after the colt is foaled ; at two years and a half the middle ones are replaced, at three and a half the two succeeding ones ; at four and a half the outermost, or the corners.
第 30 頁 - ... from four to five hundred muscles in the human body, all necessary for performing the various movements and operations of the complicated machine. On each side of the back-bone there are several layers of strong muscles, which are fixed by tendons to every projection of the numerous bones composing the spine. These muscles keep the trunk of the body erect, and also permit of the varied motions of the back. There are a multitude of small muscles about the face, head, and eyes, whose various action...
第 30 頁 - ... of the tendons. There are from four to five hundred muscles in the human body, all necessary for performing the various movements and operations of the complicated machine. On each side of the back-bone there are several layers of strong muscles, which are fixed by tendons to every projection of the numerous bones composing the spine.
第 3 頁 - ... of unity. Modern views, which are based upon scientific observation, are of course very different, at least in details, from the speculations of the Egyptian philosopher. Cuvier's definition of Life is as follows (Regne Animal, Introd.) : — " If, in order to acquire a just idea of what constitutes the essence of life, we consider it in those beings in which it appears in its simplest form, we shall soon perceive that it consists in the faculty which certain corporeal combinations possess of...

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