Proceedings of the Canadian Institute

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Canadian Institute., 1888
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Page 55 - ... to establish a defence on the ground of insanity, it must be clearly proved that, at the time of the committing of the act, the party accused was labouring under such a defect of reason, from disease of the mind, as not to know the nature and quality of the act he was doing; or, if he did know it, that he did not know he was doing what was wrong.
Page 37 - ... have taken some pains to estimate its probable minimum rate of natural increase ; it will be safest to assume that it begins breeding when thirty years old and goes on breeding till ninety years old, bringing forth six young in the interval and surviving till one hundred years old; if this be so, after a period of from 740 to 750 years there would be nearly nineteen million elephants alive, descended from the first pair.
Page 45 - Sanity exists when the brain and the nervous system are in such a condition that the mental functions of feeling and knowing, emotion and willing, can be performed in their regular and usual manner...
Page 92 - IT is tbe characteristic of modern science that it seeks to account for all development and progress by the operation of existing causes. In an address delivered before the Section of Anthropology in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, at the meeting of 1866, I sought to show in what manner this general law is applied to elucidate the history of language. The origin of linguistic stocks or families has been deemed one of the most mysterious problems in philological science.
Page 49 - Professor of Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System in the University of the City of New York.
Page 183 - The atigite occurs both in simple individuals and in polysomatic masses. It exhibits the usual marginal alteration to hornblende and there is besides a certain amount of chlorite. Original magnetite is frequently surrounded by a margin of secondary biotite. Micropegmatitic quartz is abundant. It is often intimately intergrown with the feldspar, and as the latter is much decomposed, would seem to replace it as a partial pseudomorph, but apatite needles of the same...
Page 122 - The Indians throughout displayed a courage and skill that elicited universal praise ; they abstained from scalping, let captive women go free, did not commit indiscriminate murder of peaceful families, which is usual, and fought with almost scientific skill, using advance and rear guards, skirmish lines, and field fortifications.
Page 279 - Every special characteristic which distinguishes a Japanese from the average of mankind is seen in the Eskimo in an exaggerated degree, so that there can be no doubt about their being derived from the same stock. It has also been shown that these special characteristics gradually increase from west to east, and are seen in their greatest perfection in the inhabitants of Greenland ; at all events, in those where no crossing with the Danes has taken place.
Page 4 - How all things live and work, and ever blending, Weave one vast whole from Being's ample range ! How powers celestial, rising and descending, Their golden buckets ceaseless interchange! Their flight on rapture-breathing pinions winging, From heaven to earth their genial influence bringing, Through the wide sphere their chimes melodious ringing!

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