John Francis, Publisher of the Athenæum: A Literary Chronicle of Half a Century, Band 2

R. Bentley & son, 1888

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Seite 101 - As all the living forms of life are the lineal descendants of those which lived long before the Cambrian epoch, we may feel certain that the ordinary succession by generation has never once been broken, and that no cataclysm has desolated the whole world. Hence we may look with some confidence to a secure future of great length. And as natural selection works solely by and for the good of each being, all corporeal and mental endowments will tend to progress towards perfection.
Seite 113 - Slowly the rays of daylight fade ; So fade within our heart, The hopes in earthly love and joy, That one by one depart : Slowly the bright stars, one by one, Within the Heavens shine ; — Give us, O Lord, fresh hopes in Heaven, And trust in things divine.
Seite 108 - That boy," said one of my masters, pointing the attention of a stranger to me, " that boy could harangue an Athenian mob better than you or I could address an English one.
Seite 101 - I believe that animals have descended from at most only four or five progenitors, and plants from an equal or lesser number.
Seite 420 - I do not cling to life. You do ; but I set no store by it. If I knew that those I love were well cared for, I should be quite ready to die to-morrow.
Seite 113 - The Story of Burnt Njal ; Or, Life in Iceland at the end of the Tenth Century.
Seite 193 - ... that matter. Finally, through his good efforts I went to the Royal Institution early in March of 1813, as assistant in the Laboratory; and in October of the same year, went with him abroad as his assistant in experiments and in writing. I returned with him in April 1815, resumed my station in the Royal Institution, and have, as you know, ever since remained there.
Seite 362 - I can assure the reader that I have, by the help of a distended wire, propagated the sound to a very considerable distance in an instant, or with as seemingly quick a motion as that of light, at least, incomparably swifter than that, which at the same time was propagated through the air ; and this not only in a straight line, or direct, but in one bended in many angles.
Seite 284 - Read the Rede of this old Roof Tree. Here be trust fast. Opinion free. Knightly right hand. Christian knee. Worth in all. Wit in some. Laughter open. Slander dumb. Hearth where rooted Friendships grow. Safe as Altar even to Foe. And the eparks that upwards go When the hearth flame dies below If thy sap in them may be Fear no Winter old Roof Tree ! JAMES HOOPER.

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