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Page 701 - Letter to Lord John Russell" was written and published, she said — " Now I have said all I can say upon these subjects, and I must return to art.
Page 762 - President, in the chair. The minutes of the preceding meeting were read and confirmed, a list of donations was read, and the thanks of the meeting were voted to the donors.
Page 502 - Instinct,* expresses an opinion that " the greater part of the propensities that are generally supposed to be instinctive are not implanted in animals by nature, but that they are the result of long experience, acquired and accumulated through many generations, so as in the course of time to assume the character of instinct.
Page 644 - The cystic areas vary in size from that of the head of a pin to that of an English walnut.
Page 242 - ... straw and turnips, is exceedingly small; indeed, the turnip does not contain any, and yet animals under such a diet will speedily fatten. The fat, then, is the product of a peculiar digestive process on the unazotised constituents of the food, and is formed in consequence of a want of due proportion between the food taken into the stomach and the oxygen absorbed by the skin and lungs. The chief source of fat is starch and sugar ; and its composition is such, that if deprived of oxygen, fat remains....
Page 373 - Majesty, they would mentally include the health of the Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Family.
Page 241 - In contradistinction to vegetable life, the life of animals exhibits itself in the continual absorption of the oxygen of the air, and its combination with certain component parts of the animal body or food.
Page 495 - And this proves not only that the brutes have less Reason than man, but that they have none at all : for we see that very little is required to enable a person to speak ; and since a certain inequality of capacity is observable among animals of the same species, as well as among men, and since some are more capable of being instructed than others, it is incredible that the most perfect ape or parrot...