The Natural History Review, Volume 3

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Hodges & Smith, 1856
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Page 23 - Then the little Hiawatha, Learned of every bird its language, Learned their names and all their secrets,, How they built their nests in Summer, Where they hid themselves in Winter, Talked with them whene'er he met them, Called them "Hiawatha's Chickens." Of all beasts he learned the language, Learned their names and all their secrets, How the beavers built their lodges, Where the squirrels hid their acorns, How the reindeer ran so swiftly, Why the rabbit was so timid, Talked with them whene'er he...
Page 9 - Divine thought revealed to him therein; holding every phenomenon worth the noting down; believing that every pebble holds a treasure, every bud a revelation; making it a point of conscience to pass over nothing through laziness or hastiness, lest the vision once offered and despised should be withdrawn; and looking at every object as if he were never to behold it again.
Page 9 - Creator, independent of us, our tastes, our needs, or our vainglory, we hardly need to speak ; for it is the very essence of a naturalist's faculty, the very tenure of his existence : and without truthfulness, science would be as impossible now as chivalry would have been of old. And last, but not least, the perfect naturalist should have in him the very essence of true chivalry, namely, self-devotion ; the desire to advance, not himself and his own fame or wealth, but knowledge and mankind.
Page 6 - You foreknow your doom by sad experience. A great deal of dressing, a lounge in the club-room, a stare out of the window with the telescope, an attempt to take a bad sketch, a walk up one parade and down another, interminable reading of the silliest of novels, over which you fall asleep on a bench in the sun, and probably have your umbrella stolen; a purposeless fine-weather sail in a yacht, accompanied by...
Page 8 - He must be of a reverent turn of mind also; not rashly discrediting any reports, however vague and fragmentary; giving man credit always for some germ of truth, and giving nature credit for an inexhaustible fertility and variety, which will keep him his life long always reverent, yet never superstitious; wondering at the commonest, but not surprised by the most strange ; free from the idols of size and sensuous loveliness...
Page 7 - There are along every sea-beach more strange things to be seen, and those to be seen easily, than in any other field of observation which you will find in these islands. And on the shore only will you have the enjoyment of finding new species, of adding your mite to the treasures of science. For not only the English ferns, but the natural history of all our land species, are now well-nigh exhausted. Our home botanists...
Page 56 - For Wetharryngton my harte was wo, That ever he slayne shulde be ; For when both his leggis wear hewyne in to, Yet he knyled and fought on hys kne.
Page 45 - POPULAR HISTORY OF THE ANIMAL CREATION : being a Systematic and Popular Description of the Habits, Structure, and Classification of Animals.
Page 9 - ... to quiet study, in these late piping times of peace, an intellectual health and courage which might have made them, in more fierce and troublous times, capable of doing good service with very different instruments than the scalpel and the microscope.
Page 45 - Esq., in the chair. The minutes of the previous meeting having been submitted and confirmed, the advertisement calling the meeting was read.

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