The Midland Naturalist: The Journal of the "Midland Union of Natural History Sciences" with which is Incorporated the Entire Transaction of the Birmingham Natural History and Microscopical Society, Volumes 13-14

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Edward W. Badger, William Hillhouse
Hardwicke and Bogue, 1890

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Page 128 - I endeavoured to recall the ideas, they were feeble and indistinct; one collection of terms, however, presented itself: and with the most intense belief and prophetic manner, I exclaimed to Dr. Kinglake, " Nothing exists but thoughts! — -the universe is composed of impressions, ideas, pleasures and pains...
Page 125 - ... so long as they are not actually perceived by me, or do not exist in my mind or that of any other created spirit, they must either have no existence at all or else subsist in the mind of some eternal spirit...
Page 54 - Yet they seldom lose oxen : the way in which they discover the loss of one, is not by the number of the herd being diminished, but by the absence of a face they know. When bartering is going on, each sheep must be paid for separately. Thus, suppose two sticks of tobacco to be the rate of exchange for one sheep, it would sorely puzzle a Damara to take two sheep and give him four sticks.
Page 80 - Evolution can end only in the establishment of the greatest perfection and the most complete happiness.
Page 62 - To the poet, to the philosopher, to the saint, all things are friendly and sacred, all events profitable, all days holy, all men divine.
Page 63 - The faith that life on earth is being shaped To glorious ends, that order, justice, love Mean man's completeness, mean effect as sure As roundness in the dew-drop — that great faith Is but the rushing and expanding stream Of thought, of feeling, fed by all the past.
Page 97 - No more? A monster then, a dream, A discord. Dragons of the prime, That tare each other in their slime, Were mellow music match'd with him. O life as futile, then, as frail! O for thy voice to soothe and bless! What hope of answer, or redress? Behind the veil, behind the veil.
Page 147 - ... straightforward one. It is indeed a history, but a history of which entire chapters are lost, while in those that remain many pages are misplaced and others are so blurred as to...
Page 29 - While the current degradation theory is untenable, the theory of progression, in its ordinary form, seems to me untenable also. ... It is possible, and, I believe, probable, that retrogression has been as frequent as progression [ibid.
Page 105 - ... the phases through which an animal passes in its progress from the egg to the adult are no accidental freaks, no mere matters of developmental convenience, but represent more or less closely, in more or less modified manner, the successive ancestral stages through which the present condition has been acquired.

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