Hereditary Descent: Its Laws and Facts Applied to Human Improvement

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Fowlers and Wells, 1848 - Heredity - 288 pages

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Page 136 - And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly ; and he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants, and camels, and asses.
Page 206 - Never had any writer so vast a command of the whole eloquence, of scorn, misanthropy and despair. That Marah was never dry. No art could sweeten, no draughts could exhaust, its perennial waters of bitterness. Never was there such variety in monotony as that of Byron. From maniac laughter to piercing lamentation, there was not a single note of human anguish of which he was not master.
Page 200 - I can assume the functions of my office, I have come to bid you an affectionate farewell. So soon as the public business which must necessarily be encountered in arranging a new government, can be disposed of, I shall hasten to Virginia, and" — Here the matron interrupted him.
Page 136 - For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
Page 244 - England; nor the exuberant imagery which distinguishes those of Ireland. On the contrary, he was loose, irregular, desultory, — sometimes rough and abrupt, — careless in connecting the parts of his discourse, but grasping whatever he touched with gigantic strength. In short, he was the orator of nature; and such a one as nature might not blush to avow.
Page 215 - This seemed a delightful change, and to the meadow I went. But I soon found ditching harder than Latin ; and the first forenoon was the longest I ever experienced. That day I ate the bread of labour, and glad was I when night came on.
Page 198 - Meantime in the village of Fredericksburg all was joy and revelry. The town was crowded with the officers of the French and American armies, and with gentlemen from all the country around, who hastened to welcome the conquerors of Cornwallis. The citizens made arrangements for a splendid ball, to which the mother of Washington was specially invited. She observed, that, although her dancing days were pretty well over, she should feel happy in contributing to the general festivity, and consented to...
Page 198 - Persian schools, in this interview of the great Washington with his admirable parent and instructor. No pageantry of war proclaimed his coming — no trumpets sounded — no banners waved. Alone, and on foot, the marshal of France, the general-in-chief of the combined armies of France and America, the deliverer of his country, the hero of the age, repaired to pay his' humble duty to her whom he venerated as the author of his being, the founder of his fortune and his fame.
Page 198 - She welcomed him with a warm embrace, and by the well-remembered and endearing names of his childhood. Inquiring as to his health, she remarked the lines which mighty cares, and many trials, had made on his manly countenance — spoke much of old times, and old friends ; but of his glory, not one word! "Meantime, in the village of Fredericksburg, all was joy and revelry. The town was crowded with the officers of the French and American armies, and with gentlemen from all the country around, who hastened...

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