Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, Volume 17

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Boston Society of Natural History., 1875 - Natural history

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Page 124 - O Lord, how manifold are thy works ! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
Page 124 - Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled : thou takest away- their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created : and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Page 324 - DEAR SIR, — I have the pleasure of acknowledging the receipt of your letter of the...
Page 118 - ... us is certainly wrong. Much error would have been avoided if those who have discussed the structure of the bee's cell had adopted the plan followed by Mr. Darwin, and studied the habits of the cell-making insects comparatively, beginning with the cells of the humblebee, following with those of wasps and hornets, then with those of the Mexican bees (Melipona), and finally with those of the common hive-bee. In this way, while they would have found that there is a constant approach to the perfect...
Page 326 - The outer envelope of the body is a deer skin, probably dried in the usual way, and perhaps softened before its application, by rubbing. The next covering is a deer skin, whose hair had been cut away by a sharp instrument, resembling a hatter's knife.
Page 109 - Perkins of Salem ; on a nearly entire male skeleton of unusual size, received in 1852, from the Rev. William Walker, and now in Wyman's museum; and on a large collection of skins and skeletons placed at his disposal in 1859, by Du Chaillu, along with a young Gorilla in spirits, which he dissected. It is in the account of this dissection that Prof. Wyman brings out the curious fact that the skull of the young Gorilla and Chimpanzee bears closer resemblance to the adult than to the infantile human...
Page 322 - ... fact of the human body being reduced to ten pounds, by being exposed to a heated atmosphere for a long period of time. The color of the skin was dark, not black; the flesh was hard and dry upon the bones. At the side of the body lay a pair of moccasins, a knapsack, and an indispensable, or reticule. I will describe these in the order in which I have named them. The moccasins were made of wove or knit bark, like the wrapper I have described.
Page 111 - Yet it cannot be denied, however wide the separation, that the negro and orang do afford the points where man and the brute, when the totality of their organization is considered, most nearly approach each other.
Page 326 - It is a human body,* found in one of the lime stone caverns of Kentucky. It is a perfect exsiccation ; all the fluids are dried up. The...
Page 321 - ... and ornaments placed at her side. The body was in a state of perfect preservation, and sitting erect. The arms were folded up, and the hands were laid across the bosom; around the two wrists was wound a small cord, designed, probably, to keep them in the posture in which they were first placed; around the body and next thereto were wrapped two deerskins.

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