Documents of the Assembly of the State of New York, Issues 127-129

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Page 216 - He who ascends to mountain-tops shall find The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow ; He who surpasses or subdues mankind Must look down on the hate of those below. Though high above the sun of glory glow, And far beneath the earth and ocean spread, Round him are icy rocks, and loudly blow . Contending tempests on his naked head, And thus reward the toils which to those summits led.
Page 321 - I NEVER had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life only to the culture of them, and study of nature...
Page 169 - And they came unto the brook of Eshcol and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates and of the figs.
Page 348 - After having moistened the whole of the riband, the tongue pushes it so as to make it re-enter the mandibles, but in an opposite direction, where it is worked up anew. The liquor mixed with the wax communicates to it a whiteness and opacity which it had not before ; and the object of this mixture of...
Page 347 - ... of this material may be generally perceived under their abdomen. One of these bees is now seen to detach itself from one of the central garlands of the cluster, to make a way amongst its companions to the middle of the vault or top of the hive, and by turning itself round to form a kind of void, in which it can move itself freely".
Page 468 - Papilio bratsicee has been produced from a larva which had been exposed to a cold of 0 Fahr., and which had become a lump of ice. Spallanzani found that exposure to a temperature of — 38 or even — 56 Fahr. did not destroy the fertility of the ova of...
Page 314 - Little profit can be found in the present mode of agriculture of this country, and I apprehend it to be a fact that it affords a bare subsistence.
Page 346 - Through this instinct another important end is gained, in relation to the impregnation of flowers ; the production of hybrid plants by the application of the pollen of one species to the stigma of another is avoided, while those flowers are more effectually fertilized, which require the aid of insects for that purpose.
Page 322 - But its cultivation is a recent practice. Mr. Curtis, in his Directions for Cultivating the Orambe maritima or Seakale (1799), tells us, "Mr. William Jones, of Chelsea, saw bundles of it, in a cultivated state, exposed for sale in Chichester market, in the year 1753. I learn from different persons that attempts have been made at various times to introduce it to the London markets, but ineffectually.
Page 468 - Fahr., and instantly became refrozen ; after a week, they Were brought again into the cabin, and twenty-three returned to life. These were again exposed and refrozen; and, after being solid for another week, eleven of them recovered on being brought into the cabin. A fourth time they were frozen, and only two survived (Vide Carpenter's Principles of General and Comparative Physiology, 2d ed., Loud.

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