Hereditary Descent: Its Laws and Facts Applied to Human Improvement

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Fowlers, 1847 - Eugenics - 288 pages

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Page 142 - 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 212 - 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 nota single note of human anguish of which he was not master.
Page 205 - The lady saluted him kindly, observing — "Ah, Marquis ! you see an old woman — but come, I can make you welcome to my poor dwelling, without the parade of changing my dress.
Page 206 - She was a most majestic woman, and so strikingly like the brother, that it was a matter of frolic to throw a cloak around her, and place a military hat upon her head ; and, such was the perfect resemblance, that, had she appeared on her brother's steed, battalions would have presented arms, and senates risen to do homage to the chief.
Page 142 - Abram was very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together : for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
Page 142 - For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.
Page 211 - In fact, the narrative will be found almost as illustrative of the character of the mother as of the child; they were singularly identified in taste, feelings, and pursuits ; tenderly entwined together by maternal and filial affection; they reflected an inexpressibly touching grace and interest upon each other by this holy relationship, and, to my mind, it would be marring one of the most beautiful and affecting groups in the history of modern literature, to sunder them.
Page 202 - Still the mother held in reserve an authority which never departed from her, not even when her son iiad become the most illustrious of men. It seemed to say — ' I am your MOTHER — the being who gave you life — the guide who directed your steps when they needed a...
Page 248 - 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 221 - 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.

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