Pre-historic Times: As Illustrated by Ancient Remains, and the Manners and Customs of Modern Savages

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Williams and Norgate, 1865 - Antiquities - 512 pages
 

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Page 483 - He who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before is the benefactor of mankind ; but he who obscurely worked to find the laws of such growth is the intellectual superior as well as the greater benefactor of the two.
Page 38 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters; These men see the works of the Lord : and his wonders in the deep.
Page 190 - These poor wretches were stunted in their growth, their hideous faces bedaubed with white paint, their skins filthy and greasy, their hair entangled, their voices discordant, and their gestures violent. Viewing such men, one can hardly make oneself believe that they are fellow-creatures and inhabitants of the same world.
Page 58 - This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm.
Page 276 - For more than twenty years, like others of my craft, I have daily handled stones, whether fashioned by nature or art ; and the flint hatchets of Amiens and Abbeville seem to me as clearly works of art as any Sheffield whittle.'* Mr.
Page 189 - The inhabitants, living chiefly upon shell-fish, are obliged constantly to change their place of residence; but they return at intervals to the same spots, as is evident from the piles of old shells, which must often amount to many tons in weight. These heaps can be distinguished at a long distance by the bright green colour of certain plants, which invariably grow on them.
Page ix - Ethnology, in fact, is passing at present through a phase from which other Sciences have safely emerged ; and the new views with reference to the Antiquity of Man, though still looked upon with distrust and apprehension, will, I doubt not, in a few years, be regarded with as little disquietude as are now those discoveries in astronomy and geology, which at one time excited even greater opposition.
Page 231 - These appearances, which are here denominated 'ancient garden-beds,' indicate an earlier and more perfect system of cultivation than that which now prevails; for the present Indians do not appear to possess the ideas of taste and order necessary to enable them to arrange objects in consecutive rows. Traces of this kind of cultivation, though not very abundant, are found in several other parts of the State (Wisconsin).
Page 467 - ... is to an English schoolboy. They puzzle very much after five, because no spare hand remains to grasp and secure the fingers that are required for
Page 44 - And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow's son of the tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass.

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