Annual Report - Entomological Society of Ontario

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its contents about the insects found in Ontario (and bits of insect news from across Canada) this is poetry with lovely pencil sketches and the personality of each author radiating through the prose.
I found the passage on page 54 about hunting butterflies in winter by exploring hidden caves especially magical.
In today's literature the only comparable prose I know of are publishings by The Xerces Society.

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Page 18 - Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Page 67 - The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
Page 18 - My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written; Which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Page 64 - The sum is this : if man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs.
Page 31 - These by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any...
Page 23 - To trace in nature's most minute design The signature and stamp of power divine, Contrivance intricate, expressed with ease, Where unassisted -sight no beauty sees, The shapely limb and lubricated joint, Within the small dimensions of a point, Muscle and nerve miraculously spun, His mighty work, who speaks and it is done, The invisible in things scarce seen revealed, To whom an atom is an ample field...
Page 20 - After payment of dues, the Society proceeded to the election of officers for the ensuing year, which resulted as follows : President, EM Morehouse, MD ist Vice-President, C, H.
Page 99 - The young yellow lice escape from the eggs during the last week in May and the first week in June; that is, in the vicinity of Guelph.
Page 13 - To fly o'er flowers where they were wont to creep. Above the sovereign oak, a sovereign skims, The purple Emp'ror, strong in wing and limbs: There fair Camilla takes her flight serene, Adonis blue, and Paphia...
Page 64 - Sacred to neatness and repose, the alcove, The chamber, or refectory, may die : A necessary act incurs no blame. Not so when, held within their proper bounds, And guiltless of offence, they range the air...

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