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Page 505 - Those who have handled sciences have been either men of experiment or men of dogmas. The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use: the reasoners resemble spiders, who make cobwebs out of their own substance. But the bee takes a middle course ; it gathers its material from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.
Page 495 - To give a stronger impulse and a more systematic direction to scientific inquiry, — to promote the intercourse of those who cultivate Science in different parts of the British Empire, with one another and with foreign philosophers, — to obtain ft more general attention to the objects of Science, and a removal of any disadvantages of a public kind which impede its progress.
Page 462 - Dr. G. Brown Goode, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution...
Page 510 - And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or his foot in all the land of Egypt.
Page 511 - Wherefore shall we die before thine eyes, both we and our land? buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants unto Phar-aoh: and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate.
Page 85 - Now, as it is almost impossible to conceive each sensitive point of the retina to contain an infinite number of particles, each capable of vibrating in perfect unison with every possible undulation...
Page 331 - Consequently, if the theory be true, it is indisputable that before the lowest Cambrian stratum was deposited long periods elapsed, as long as, or probably far longer than, the whole interval from the Cambrian age to the present day ; and that during these vast periods the world swarmed with living creatures.
Page 528 - To enable the President to meet unforeseen emergencies arising in the Diplomatic and Consular Service, and to extend the commercial and other interests of the United States...
Page 84 - People in seeing all these experiments would be apt to frame. For the Rays to speak properly are not coloured. In them there is nothing else than a certain Power and Disposition to stir up a Sensation of this or that Colour. For as Sound in a Bell or musical String, or other sounding Body, is nothing but a trembling Motion, and in the Air nothing but that motion propagated from the Object, and in the Sensorium...
Page 499 - ... public men and professional men, who will discuss questions of economic interest in a scientific spirit, without fear of criticism from any quarter, or by any authority. There is a grand motto for us in the prayer of the mariner of old when in a great tempest he said to Neptune, god of the sea: " 0 god, thou mayest save me if thou wilt, and if thou wilt thou mayest destroy me ; but whether or no, I will steer my rudder true.

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