British Farmer's Magazine, Issue 74

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James Ridgway, 1877
 

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Page 309 - Earth proudly wears the Parthenon, As the best gem upon her zone ; And Morning opes with haste her lids, To gaze upon the Pyramids ; O'er England's abbeys bends the sky, As on its friends, with kindred eye ; For, out of Thought's interior sphere, These wonders rose to upper air; And Nature gladly gave them place, Adopted them into her race, And granted them an equal date With Andes and with Ararat.
Page 319 - Ah! when shall all men's good Be each man's rule, and universal Peace Lie like a shaft of light across the land, And like a lane of beams athwart the sea, Thro' all the circle of the golden year?
Page 307 - But we can form no picture of the process whereby consciousness emerges, either as a necessary link or as an accidental by-product of this series of actions.
Page 304 - It is now generally admitted that the man of to-day is the child and product of incalculable antecedent time. His physical and intellectual textures have been woven for him during his passage through phases of history and forms of existence which lead the mind back to an abysmal past.
Page 99 - He was one of a lean body and visage, as if his eager soul, biting for anger at the clay of his body, desired to fret a passage through it.
Page 307 - It is no explanation to say that the objective and subjective effects are two sides of one and the same phenomenon. Why should the phenomenon have two sides ? This is the very core of the difficulty.
Page 304 - I have long held an opinion, almost amounting to conviction, in common I believe with many other lovers of natural knowledge, that the various forms under which the forces of matter are made manifest have one common origin; or, in other words, are so directly related and mutually dependent, that they are convertible, as it were, one into another, and possess equivalents of power in their action.
Page 308 - ... righteousness.' If, then, our organisms, with all their tendencies and capacities, are given to us without our being consulted ; and if, while capable of acting within certain limits in accordance with our wishes, we are not masters of the circumstances in which motives and wishes originate; if, finally, our motives and wishes determine our actions — in what sense can these actions be said to be the result of free-will...
Page 308 - ... and, secondly, to a law of heredity in the passing of which our suffrages were not collected. With characteristic felicity and precision Mr. Matthew Arnold lifts this question into the free air of poetry, but not out of the atmosphere of truth, when he ascribes the process of amelioration to ' a power not ourselves which makes for righteousness.
Page 318 - India and the colonies, who take the place of those who, from some reason, are no longer capable of holding the land with advantage to themselves and others. These wealthy, enterprising men carry that spirit into the business of landowning, and in districts where that is languid inspire their neighbours with a similar desire for land improvement.

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