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Lusus naturæ; or, the sports of nature: a poem

Lusus naturæ; or, the sports of nature: a poem

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Published by printed and sold by John Rackham; sold also by E. Rogers and M. Steel in Bury; T. Evans, London; J. Shave and C. Punchard, Ipswich; J. Watson, Thetford; T. Hunt, Harlestone: T. Miller, Bungay in Bury .
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Microfilm. Woodbridge, CT Research Publications, Inc., 1997 1 reel ; 35mm. (The Eighteenth Century ; reel 9371, no.01).

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 9371, no. 01.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination16p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18371695M

This E-Book (PDF format) is published by Liberty Fund, Inc., a private, non-profit, educational foundation established in to encourage study of the ideal of a society of free and responsible individuals. was the 50th anniversary year of the founding of Liberty Fund. The Journal of a Disappointed Man Part II - In London. Janu My nature is very mixed — ambitious above all things and yet soon giddy with the audacity of my aspirations. The B. M. and my colleagues make me feel most inferior in fact, but in theory — in the secrecy of my own bedchamber — I feel that there are few men there.

"Verè scire est per causas scire."— Bacon. "The stony rocks are not primeval, but the daughters of Time."— Linnæus, Syst. Nat. ed. 5, Stockholm, , p. "Amid all the revolutions of the globe, the economy of nature has been uniform, and her laws are the . Download this book: [ASCII | HTML] Look for this book on Amazon. Tweet. We have new books nearly every day. If you would like a news letter once a week or once a month fill out this form and we will give you a summary of the books for that week or month by email.

turning over the leaves of my book, I studied the aspect of that winter afternoon. Afar, it offered a pale blank of mist and cloud; near a scene of wet lawn and storm-beat shrub, with ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly before a long and lament-able blast. I returned to . Discussion on the rise of land in Sweden omitted here, and postponed to chap. xvii. book ii. 'a lusus naturæ,' sporting herself in the needless formation of useless beings." a third dismisses them as mere sports of nature;.


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Get this from a library. Lusus naturæ ; or, the sports of nature: a poem. There is, however, among these notes the following interesting paragraph, written in and clearly foreshadowing The Great Stone Face: 'The semblance of a human face to be formed on the side of a mountain, or in the fracture of a small stone, by a lusus naturae [freak of nature].

Lusus poetici ex ludo literario apud Ædes Carthusianas Londini Quibus accessere orationes binæ in Suttoni laudem in Ædibus Carthusianis habitæ.

Published: () Lusus poetici olim conscripti, a. Read Biography of Australian Tales by Marcus Clarke. The text begins: Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke was born at Kensington--the Old Court suburb of London--on the 24th April, His father, William Hislop Clarke, a barrister-at-law, was recognised as a man of ability, both professionally and as a littérateur, albeit eccentric to a degree.

Of his mother little is known beyond that she was a. (1) The Creature. —The primary idea in the symbol is in the particular being represented, whether real or fictitious, as a man, a lion, an eagle, a dragon, &c., of the form and accepted character for some particular quality or attribute of mind or body, as fierceness, valour, fleetness, &c.

(2) Attitude. —The various attitudes or positions in which it may be depicted in heraldry, each. Rivers, only, certainly, she allowed, “not one-tenth sohandsome, though I was a nice neat little soul enough, but hewas an angel.” I was, however, good, clever, composed, andfirm, like him.

I was a lusus naturæ, she affirmed, as a villageschoolmistress: she was sure my previous history, if known,would make a delightful romance.

This, of course, assuming the existence of such lusus naturæ as an “adept,” which may, perhaps, be conceded by the objectors for the sake of argument. And the further concession must be asked that no comparison shall be made to the adept’s detriment between the perceptive powers of his triad, when so freed from the body, and those of the.

His book, as well as Burnet’s, was attacked and refuted by Keill. 38 Like all who introduced purely hypothetical causes to account for natural phenomena, Whiston retarded the progress of truth, diverting men from the investigation of the laws of sublunary nature, and inducing them to waste time in speculations on the power of comets to drag.

That lusus naturæ, The monkey whose Protestant proclivities are noted in the latter part of the passage is mentioned in a poem of Davenant’s, presently to be quoted. is to be seen The Wonder of Nature, viz., A girl about sixteen years of age, born in Cheshire, and not much above eighteen inches long, having shed the teeth seven.

An account of the origin and formation of fossil-shells, &c: Wherein is proposed a way to reconcile the two different opinions, of those who affirm them to be the exuviæ of real animals, and those who fancy them to be lusus naturæ. (London: printed by W.

Botham, for James Knapton, at the Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, MDCCV. The sketches and poems in this volume were written at a time when the author was engaged in the practice of a laborious profession. It was the intention of Mr.

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of Our Cats and All About Them, by Harrison Weir This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Essex. In the Account of this Lusus Naturæ, for such it may be deemed, the Mother had no other Likeness to her Production, than her Darwin states in his book on.

The first book opens with a sample of the MS. Burletta: the contents of chapter i. are sufficiently descriptive of the spirit of the whole—Islington: the Red Cabbage (so called from a very imperfect representation of a red rose on its sign-board)—Specimen of Lusus Naturæ—Philosophers of the Porch—Who is she.

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A Poem. By the Champion and Bard of Leicester House, the Poet Laureate (Paul Whitehead), Mocket's book is less one to read than to treasure as a sort of lusus naturæ in the literary world; for it would certainly have seemed safe antecedently to wager a million to one that no Warden of All Souls' would ever write a book that would be subjected to the indignity of fire; and, in spite of his example, I would still wager a million to.

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Page [vi] Page [vii] PREFACE. SOME explanation of the intention of this Book is perhaps desirable. It refers to a period in the history of a well-known manufacturing city, about thirty years since, when the work of the mills was done almost entirely by young girls from various parts of New England,—many of whom had comfortable homes, yet chose this method of winning for themselves a degree.

Until the mid-seventeenth century, fossils were commonly understood as lusus naturae, or ‘sports of nature’, produced by inorganic processes in the earth.

In the latter half of the century, however, scholars like Nicolas Steno (–), John Ray and Robert Hooke (–) challenged this view, arguing that fossils were the remains.

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