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" Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of Nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm. "
Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Economy ... - Page 480
by William Bingley - 1803
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An Essay on the Philosophy, Study and Use of Natural History

Charles Fothergill - 1813 - 288 pages
...History of Selbornc, vol. ip 364. despised animals ; for he has well observed, that " Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of Nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm. For, to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds, which are...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

1829 - 514 pages
...Earth-worms, though in appearance a small iui« despicable link in the chain of Nature, yet, if lost, wnul« make a lamentable chasm. For, to say nothing of half...birds, and some quadrupeds, which are almost entirely »upported by them, worms seem to be great promoters of vei^ tation — which would proceed but lamely...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

1829 - 518 pages
...which render them !*•" an object of attention ; and from their numbers and fecundity. Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of Nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm. For, to say nothing of half tb>birds, and some quadrupeds, which are...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1829 - 366 pages
...which renders them less an object of attention ; and from their numbers and fecundity. Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of Nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm. For to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds, which are...
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The History of the County of Derby, Part 1

Stephen Glover - 1829 - 600 pages
...minuteness, which renders them less an object of attention than their numbers and fecundity. Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm. For to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds, which are...
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The Edinburgh Literary Journal: Or, Weekly Register of Criticism ..., Volume 2

1829 - 652 pages
...render them less an object of attention ; and from their numbers and fecundity. Earth-worms, though iu appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of Nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm. For, to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds, which are...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 4

William Bingley - 1829 - 380 pages
...are mighty in their effects, from their numbers and fecundity. Dew-worms, in appearance, constitute a small and despicable link in the chain of nature ; yet, if this link were destroyed, it would make a lamentable chasm. For, to say nothing of many species of...
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Morning Conversations of a Governess and Her Pupils, Or, An Attempt to ...

Mary Anne Cragg - 1830 - 260 pages
...their effects, from the circumstance of their numbers and great fecundity. The garden or lob-worm, though in appearance a small and despicable link in...yet, if lost, might make a lamentable chasm. For, besides that half the birds and many small quadrupeds are supported by them, worms seem to be the great...
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The history and gazetteer of the county of Derby

Stephen Glover - 1831 - 510 pages
...minuteness, which renders them less an object of attention than their numbers and fecundity. Earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm. For to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds, which are...
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The Quarterly Journal Of Agriculture

William Blackwood - 1831 - 986 pages
...which renders them less an object of attention, and from their numbers and fecundity, earth-worms, though in appearance a small and despicable link in the chain of Nature, yet, if lost, would make a lamentable chasm. For to say nothing of half the birds, and some quadrupeds, which are...
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