Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volumen25

Smithsonian Institution, 1883

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Página 171 - The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
Página 139 - The President, or in his absence one of the VicePresidents, shall preside at all meetings of the Association and its Board of Directors, and perform the ordinary functions of the presiding officer.
Página 92 - Within himself, from more to more ; Or, crown'd with attributes of woe Like glories, move his course, and show That life is not as idle ore, But iron dug from central gloom, And heated hot with burning fears, And dipt in baths of hissing tears, And batter'd with the shocks of doom To shape and use.
Página 35 - On the evolution of language, as exhibited in the specialization of the grammatic processes, the differentiation of the parts of speech, and the integration of the sentence ; from a study of Indian languages, by JW Powell. P. 1-16. Sketch of the mythology of the North American Indians, by JW Powell. P. 17-56. Wyandot government: a short study of tribal society, by JW Powell.
Página 167 - Whereas the main Business of natural Philosophy is to argue from Phenomena without feigning Hypotheses, and to deduce Causes from Effects, till we come to the very first Cause, which certainly is not mechanical; and not only to unfold the Mechanism of the World, but chiefly to resolve these and such like Questions.
Página 164 - Manifestly, as the most general cognition at which we arrive cannot be reduced to a more general one, it cannot be understood. Of necessity, therefore, explanation must eventually bring us down to the inexplicable. The deepest truth which we can get at, must be unaccountable. Comprehension must become something other than comprehension, before the ultimate fact can be comprehended.
Página 173 - Of Law, there can be no less acknowledged than that her seat is the bosom of God ; her voice, the harmony of the world...
Página 23 - AMENDMENTS This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any regular meeting of the...
Página 66 - Prodromus, and claimed to exhibit " a list of all the plants which have as yet been collected," though now rare, and long out of print, is still to be found in a few botanical libraries. I have succeeded in securing a copy of this work, and have been deeply interested in comparing the results then reached with those which we are now able to present. A few of these comparisons are well worth reproducing. It should be premised that the Prodromus is arranged on the artificial system of Linnaeus, so...
Página 142 - For if this hole be an inch or two long and but a tenth or twentieth part of an inch broad or narrower, the light of the image will be as simple as before, or simpler, and the image will become much broader and therefore more fit to have experiments tried in its light than before.

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