Prehistoric Man: Researches Into the Origin of Civilisation in the Old and the New World

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Macmillan, 1862
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Page 420 - Mated with a squalid savage — what to me were sun or clime! I the heir of all the ages, in the foremost files of time...
Page 469 - Yet they seldom lose oxen ; the way in which. they discover the loss of one is not by the number of the herd being diminished, but by the absence of a face they know.
Page 458 - In the distant future I see open fields for far more important researches. Psychology will be based on a new foundation, that of the necessary acquirement of each mental power and capacity by gradation. Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.
Page 48 - It was sold then for it's wayte in silver. I have heard some of our old yeomen neighbours say that when they went to Malmesbury or Chippenham market, they culled out their biggest shillings to lay in the scales against the tobacco.
Page 287 - The nations of America, except those which border the Polar circle, form a single race, characterized by the formation of the skull, the colour of the skin, the extreme thinness of the beard, and the straight glossy hair.
Page 337 - Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou ; and when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee ; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them ; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them...
Page 68 - Incas is one of the most useful, and at the same time one of the most gigantic works ever executed by man.
Page 56 - Here were the remains of a cultivated, polished, and peculiar people, who had passed through all the stages incident to the rise and fall of nations ; reached their golden age, and perished, entirely unknown.
Page 152 - Great Captain, you have killed Philip, and conquered his country ; for I believe that I and my company are the last that war against the English, so suppose the war is ended by your means ; and therefore these things belong unto you.
Page 205 - I at first found it difficult to conceive that the original rounded skull of the Indian could be changed into this fantastic form; and was led to suppose that the latter was an artificial elongation of a head remarkable for its length and narrowness. I even supposed that the long-headed Peruvians were a more ancient people than the Inca tribes, and distinguished from them by their cranial configuration. In this opinion I was mistaken. Abundant means of observation and comparison have since convinced...

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