Untersuchungen über die Verschiedenheiten der Menschennaturen (die verschiedenen Menschenarten) in Asien und den Südländern, in den Ostindischen und Südseeinseln: nebst einer historischen Vergleichung der vormahligen und gegenwärtigen Bewohner dieser Continente und Eylande, Volume 3

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In der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1815
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Pagina 245 - Et il y en a beaucoup d'autres où il en paraît autant. Car il semble que par un instinct naturel les anciens Germains, Celtes et autres peuples apparentés avec eux ont employé la lettre r pour signifier un mouvement violent et un bruit tel que celui de cette lettre. Cela...
Pagina 30 - What figure the Nubian breed of horses would make, in point of fleetness, is very doubtful, their make being so entirely different from that of the Arabian ; but if beautiful and symmetrical parts, great size and strength, the most agile, nervous, and elastic movements, great endurance of fatigue, docility of temper, and seeming attachment to man beyond any other domestic animal, can promise anything for a stallion, the Nubian is, above all comparison, the most eligible in the world.
Pagina 188 - I cannot help observing too, that the conformation of the face, in a great majority of them, very much resembles that of the baboon. I believe indeed there is, in most of the nations of Africa...
Pagina 46 - ... always uncovered, they pay as much attention as to their hands. The hands of the natives, and even of the half breed, are always cold to the touch ; which I cannot account for otherwife than by a fuppofition, that from the lefs degree of elafticity in the...
Pagina 123 - The projection of the posterior part of the body in one subject, measured five inches and a half from a line touching the spine. This protuberance consisted of fat, and, when the woman walked, had the most ridiculous appearance imaginable, every step being accompanied with a quivering and tremulous motion, as if two masses of jelly were attached behind*.
Pagina 86 - To the cold phlegmatic temper and inactive way of life may perhaps be owing the prolific tendency of all the African peasantry. Six or seven children in a family are considered as very few ; from a dozen to twenty are not uncommon ; and most of them marry very young, so that the population of the colony is rapidly increasing.
Pagina 130 - He was covered with hair; his arms appeared of an uncommon length; in his gait he was not perfectly upright; and in his whole manner seemed to have more of the brute, and less of the human species about him, than any of his countrymen.
Pagina 88 - But a true Dutch peasant, or boor as he styles himself, has not the smallest idea of what an English farmer means by the word comfort. Placed in a country where not only the necessaries, but almost every luxury of life might by industry be procured, he has the enjoyment of none of them. Though he I has cattle in abundance, he makes very little use of milk or of butter.
Pagina 130 - He was remarkably hairy; his arms appeared of an uncommon length; in his gait he was not perfectly upright; and in his whole manner seemed to have more of the brute and less of the human species about him than any of his countrymen.
Pagina 84 - Very few instances of longevity occur. The manner of life they lead is perhaps less favourable for a prolonged existence than the nature of the climate. The diseases of which they generally die in the country, are bilious and putrid fevers and dropsies. The men are in general much above the middle size, very tall and stout, but ill made, loosely put together, aukward, and inactive. Very few have those open ingenuous countenances that among the peasantry of many parts of Europe speak their simplicity...

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