Zoonomia; or, The laws of organic life ...

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Page 234 - And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.
Page 181 - 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 136 - ... kernel is converted into a bitter powder. While the power of absorption in the roots and barks of vegetables is excited into action by the fluids applied to their mouths like the lacteals and lymphatics of animals. 2. The individuals of the vegetable world may be considered as inferior or less perfect animals; a tree is a congeries of many living buds, and in this respect resembles the branches of coralline, which are a congeries of a multitude of animals. Each of these buds of a tree has its...
Page 257 - ... paths. There is no confusion in their ranks which would impede their rapid advance. They move in straight lines, none crossing the other's track. The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them in bands, says Pr.
Page 372 - His quarter ftaff, which he could ne'er forfake, Hung half before, and half behind his back. He trudg'd along, unknowing what he fought. And whittled as he went for want of thought.
Page 263 - ... wings were attached. He then took the body part in his paws, and rose about two feet from the ground with it; but a gentle breeze wafting the wings of the fly turned him round in the air, and he settled again with his prey upon the gravel. I then distinctly observed him cut off with his mouth, first one of the wings, and then the other, after which he flew away with it unmolested by the wind.
Page 155 - there may exist beings in the universe that have not the property of solidity ; that is, which can possess any part of space at the same time that it is occupied by other bodies ; yet there may be other beings that can assume this property of solidity or disrobe themselves of it occasionally, as we are taught of spirits and of angels ; and it would seem that the spirit of animation...
Page 257 - February, there suddenly arose over our heads a thick cloud, which darkened the air, and deprived us of the rays of the sun. We found it was a cloud of locusts...
Page 142 - Can this be effected by any specific attraction? or, like the diffusion of the odorous particles of flowers, is it left to the currents of winds, and the accidental miscarriages of it counteracted by the quantity of its production? 2. This leads us to a curious enquiry, whether vegetables have ideas of external things?
Page 201 - ... we feel a general glow of delight, which seems to influence all our senses; and, if the object be not too large, we experience an attraction to embrace it with our arms, and to salute it with our lips, as we did in our early infancy the bosom 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...

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