On the principle of the continued tendency to divergence of character, which was formerly illustrated by this diagram, the more recent any form is, the more it will generally differ from its ancient progenitor.
All the many forms, extinct and recent, descended from A, make, as before remarked, one order; and this order, from the continued effects of extinction and divergence of character, has become divided into several sub-families and families, some of which are supposed to have perished at different periods, and some to have endured to the present day.
The scheme of revising the constitution, in order to correct recent
breaches of it, as well as for other purposes, has been actually tried in one of the States.
And although ancient histories may be full of examples, I do not wish to leave this recent one of Pope Julius the Second, the peril of which cannot fail to be perceived; for he, wishing to get Ferrara, threw himself entirely into the hands of the foreigner.
I was not intending to go beyond Italian and recent examples, but I am unwilling to leave out Hiero, the Syracusan, he being one of those I have named above.
For example, if we conceive the recent
discovery of gas to be so much improved and adapted to domestic use, as to supersede all other modes of producing domestic light; we can already suppose, some centuries afterwards, the heads of a whole Society of Antiquaries half turned by the discovery of a pair of patent snuffers, and by the learned theories which would be brought forward to account for the form and purpose of so singular an implement.
These are among the ductless glands, the functions of which, both in physiology and in connection with the emotions, have only come to be known during recent
Can you tell me from your recent
, more intimate knowledge of the Countess and her affairs, whether there exists any reason outside her own inclinations why she should not accept my proposals of marriage?
The story of the recent
Cretan crisis, as told in the A.
Nor could you wonder had you witnessed a recent
experience of mine when, in the armor of blissful and stupendous ignorance, I gaily narrated the gist of it to a Fellow of the Royal Geological Society on the occasion of my last trip to London.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), the first of the rather prominent group of recent
Scotch writers of fiction, is as different as possible from Hardy.
Bahia Blanca -- Geology -- Numerous gigantic Quadrupeds -- Recent
Extinction -- Longevity of species -- Large Animals do not require a luxuriant vegetation -- Southern Africa -- Siberian Fossils -- Two Species of Ostrich -- Habits of Oven-bird -- Armadilloes -- Venomous Snake, Toad, Lizard -- Hybernation of Animal -- Habits of Sea-Pen -- Indian Wars and Massacres -- Arrow-head, antiquarian Relic.
When the American enters on the history of his ancestors, he is driven, after some ten or twelve generations at most, to seek refuge in a country in Europe; whereas exactly the reverse is the case with us, our most remote extraction being American, while our more recent
construction and education have taken place in Europe.
After making thirty miles in a southerly direction, they encamped for the night in a neighborhood which required some little vigilance, as there were recent
traces of grizzly bears among the thickets.
But judging by my brother's account of her, as well as by what I remember of her myself, some recent
influence has been at work which has produced a marked change in this wretched woman for the worse.