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" Near villages and small towns I have found the nests of humble-bees more numerous than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy the mice." Hence it is quite credible that the presence of a feline animal in large numbers in a district... "
The naturalist in Sussex and on the spey - Page 53
by Samuel Wilberforce - 1874
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Edinburgh Review, Or, Critical Journal, Volume 111

English literature - 1860
...villages ' and small towns I have found the nests of humble-bees more numerous ' than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy ' the...the frequency of certain flowers in that district ! ' (P. 73.) This is very characteristic of the ingenious turn of thought of our author ; the more...
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American Farmer

Agriculture - 1866
...elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats, which destroy the mice." "Hence," says Mr. Darwin, "it is quite credible that the presence of a feline animal in large numbers, in a district, might deI termine, through their intervention, first of mice, nnd then of bees, the frequency of certain...
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The National Review, Volume 10

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1860
...villages and small towns I have found the nests of bumble-bees more numerous than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy the mice.'...the frequency of certain flowers in that district." One would almost think, in reading Mr. Darwin's string of sequences, that the ingenious author of The...
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The Christian teacher. [Continued as] The National review

National review - 1860
...villages and small towns I have found the nests of humble-bees more numerous than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy the mice.'...the frequency of certain flowers in that district." i One \vould almost think, in reading Mr. Darwin's string of sequences, that the ingenious author of...
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CHARLES DICKENS - 1860
...villages and small towns I have found the nests of humble-bees more numerous than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy the mice."...the frequency of certain flowers in that district ! Equally curious, and more difficult to explain, are what are called representative species. Thus...
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The Ecclesiastic [afterw.] The Theologian and ecclesiastic [afterw.] The ...

1860
...humble-bees carry the pollen from one plant of heartsease which is to fertilize another of the same plant : " Hence it is quite credible that the presence of a...the frequency of certain flowers in that district \" And thus a " struggle for existence" is going on among all creatures, which results in a balance...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 66

Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1860
...villages and small towns I have found the nests of humble-bees more numerous than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy the mice.' Hence it is quite credible that the presence of n feline animal in large numbers in a district might determine, through the intervention first of mice...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 48

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1860
...villages and small towns I have found the nests of humblebees more numerous than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy the mice." Hence it is quite credible that the presence of the feline animal in large numbers in a district might determine, through the intervention first of...
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Old bones; or, notes for young naturalists

William Samuel Symonds - 1861
...their nests are thus destroyed. The number of mice is largely dependent upon the number of cats; and " hence it is quite credible that the presence of a...the frequency of certain flowers in that district." The common Beaver,* well known by the wonderful instinct which it displays, is a rodent. Beavers formerly...
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On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Or, The Preservation ...

Charles Darwin - Evolution - 1861 - 440 pages
...villages and small towns I have found the nests of humble-bees more numerous than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy the mice." Hence it is quite creditable that the presence of a feline animal in large numbers in a district might determine, through...
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