The temple of nature

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J. Johnson, 1806
 

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Page 76 - ... thrusts of horns similar to his own, and have therefore been formed for the purpose of combating other stags for the exclusive possession of the females; who are observed, like the ladies in the times of chivalry, to attend the car of the victor.
Page 130 - Reasoning," says one of the most ingenious, and original of these, "is that operation of the sensorium, by which we excite two or many tribes of ideas ; and then re-excite the ideas, in which they differ or correspond. If we determine this difference, it is called judgment ; if we in vain endeavour to determine it, it is called doubting. If we re-excite the ideas in which they differ, it is called distinguishing ; if we re-excite those in which they correspond, it is called comparing.
Page 208 - All animal motions which have occurred at the same time, or in immediate succession, become so connected, that when one of them is reproduced, the other has a tendency to accompany or succeed it.
Page 110 - When the babe, soon after it is born into this cold world, is applied to its mother's bosom; its sense of perceiving warmth is first agreeably affected; next its sense of smell is delighted with the odour of her milk; then its taste is gratified by the flavour of it: afterwards the appetites of hunger and of...
Page 147 - If our improved chemistry (says he,) should ever discover the art of making sugar from fossile or aerial matter, without the assistance of vegetation, food for animals would then become as plentiful as water, and they might live upon the earth without preying on each other, as thick as blades of grass...
Page 30 - Thus the tall Oak, the giant of the wood. Which bears Britannia's thunders on the flood; The Whale, unmeasured monster of the main. The lordly Lion, monarch of the plain, The Eagle soaring in the realms of air, Whose eye undazzled drinks the solar glare, Imperious man, who rules the bestial crowd, Of language, reason, and reflection proud, With brow erect who scorns this...
Page 53 - So the lone Truffle, lodged beneath the earth, Shoots from paternal roots the tuberous birth ; No stamen-males ascend, and breathe above, No seed-born offspring lives by female love. From each young tree, for future buds...
Page 201 - Wheel animal or Vorticella. It is found in rain-water that has stood some days in leaden gutters, or in hollows of lead on the tops of houses. The most remarkable part of this animalcula is its wheel work, which consists of two semicircular instruments, round the edges of which many little fibrillce move themselves very briskly, sometimes with a kind of rotation, and sometimes in a trembling or vibratory manner.
Page 111 - ... of our mother. And thus we find, according to the ingenious idea of Hogarth, that the waving lines of beauty were originally taken from the temple of Venus. This animal attraction is love; which is a sensation, when the object is present; and a desire, when it is absent.
Page 29 - ... the limestone rocks of the Alps; Ferber's Travels. It must be therefore concluded, that animal life began beneath the sea. Nor is this unanalogous to what still occurs, as all quadrupeds and mankind in their embryon state are aquatic animals; and thus may be said to resemble gnats and frogs. The fetus in the uterus has an organ called the placenta, the fine extremities of the vessels of which permeate the arteries of the uterus, and the blood of the fetus becomes thus...

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