The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man: Mental and Social Conditions of Savages

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D. Appleton, 1871 - 380 pagine
 

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Pagina 389 - And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth : and it was so.
Pagina 66 - I will be master of what is mine own : She is my goods, my chattels ; she is my house, My household stuff, my field, my barn, My horse, my ox, my ass, my any thing...
Pagina 113 - I asked myself. The waters are never weary ; they know no other law than to flow, without ceasing, from morning till night, and from night till morning ; but where do they stop, and who makes them flow thus ? The clouds, also, come and go, and burst in water over the earth. Whence come they ? Who sends them?
Pagina 352 - An inhabitant remarked to Livingstone, "God made white men and God made black men, but the devil made half-castes.
Pagina 269 - To make my position fully understood, it seems needful to add that, corresponding to the fundamental propositions of a developed Moral Science, there have been, and still are, developing in the race, certain fundamental moral intuitions ; and that, though these moral intuitions are the results of accumulated experiences of Utility, gradually organized and inherited, they have come to be quite independent of conscious experience.
Pagina 379 - Personally and practically exercised in zoology, in minute anatomy, in geology, a student of geographical distribution, not in maps and in museums. but by long voyages and laborious collection ; having largely advanced each of these branches of science, and having spent many years in gathering and sifting materials for his present work. the store of accuratelyregistered facts upon which the author of the ' Origin of Species ' is able to draw at will is prodigious."— Professor TH Huxley.
Pagina 4 - Archipelago," in which they are reprinted : " Farther towards the north of Borneo are to be found men living absolutely in a state of nature, who neither cultivate the ground nor live in huts ; who neither eat rice nor salt, and who do not associate with each other, but rove about some woods like wild beasts.
Pagina 222 - Unbroken silence follows. The priest becomes absorbed in thought, and all eyes watch him with unblinking steadiness. In a few minutes he trembles ; slight distortions are seen in his face, and twitching movements in his limbs. These increase to a violent muscular action, which spreads until the whole frame is strongly convulsed, and the man shivers as with a strong ague fit.
Pagina 142 - the fire must never be suffered to go out in your lodge. Summer and winter, day and night, in the storm, or when it is calm, you must remember that the life in your body, and the fire in your lodge, are the same, and of the same date. If you suffer your fire to be extinguished, at that moment your life will be at its end.
Pagina 189 - Arab scribe, the style of the description would be purely that of the Old Testament, and the various calamities, or the good fortunes that have, in the course of nature, befallen both the tribes and individuals would be recounted either as special visitations of divine wrath or blessings for good deeds performed. If in a dream a particular course of action is suggested, the Arab believes that God has spoken and directed him. The Arab scribe or historian would describe the event as the " voice of...

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