The Animal Kingdom, Considered Anatomically, Physically, and Philosophically, Volumen2


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Página 539 - Having often forgot which was the cat and which the dog, he was ashamed to ask, but catching the cat, which he knew by feeling, he was observed to look at her steadfastly, and then setting her down said, so puss, I shall know you another time.
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Página 159 - ... infinite streams, as it were in meanders and circles, and associates itself with the reciprocal respirations, or, as we term them, the animations of the cerebrum. Thus the lungs, and the brains with the medulla oblongata and spinalis, are synchronous in their respective animations and spirations ; and this...
Página 161 - From these premises it follows, that the lungs are the organs which open the scene of corporeal life, and constitute the gymnasium of its exercises ; for by wonderful influx they conspire in the way of general assistance to all its motions, effects and actions, common and particular, natural and voluntary (a).
Página xxviii - The universal use, therefore, of the respiratory motion to the body, is, to rouse every organ to the performance of its functions by an external tractive force exerted upon its common membranes ; and by causing the gentle expansion of the whole mass, to enable the organ, according to its particular fabric, situation, and connexion, to respire or attract such blood or fluid, and in such quantity, as its uses and wants require, and only such. Each organ, however, expands or contracts differently, according...
Página 656 - Spirit," is in 24 pages, and XVII. Chapters. The second, on " Sensation, or the passion of the Body," is in 11 pages, and XIII. Chapters; but it ends with the heading, Chapter XIV., which would lead one to suppose that the subject was not finished. The third, on " Action,
Página lxiv - Coelestia," where they serve as the ground-work of his stupendous descriptions of the life of man after death, when he is associated with his like, according to the laws of order and degrees, and if he be capable of it, becomes a part of the grand human form of heaven. It is therefore at once edifying and delightful to examine the scientific evolution of those doctrines in the "Animal Kingdom," and to observe how wonderfully coherent they are, and how firm they stand in nature. At the same time,...

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