The Year-book of Facts in Science and Art

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Simpkin, Marshall, and Company, 1871 - Science
 

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Page 3 - But the great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact...
Page 12 - To a person uninstructed in natural history, his country or sea-side stroll is a walk through a gallery filled with wonderful works of art, nine-tenths of which have their faces turned to the wall.
Page 6 - But expectation is permissible where belief is not ; and if it were given me to look beyond the abyss of geologically recorded time to the still more remote period when the earth was passing through physical and chemical conditions, which it can no more see again than a man can recal his infancy, I should expect to be a witness of the evolution of living protoplasm from not living matter.

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