It should not be forgotten, that at the present day, with perfect specimens
for examination, two forms can seldom be connected by intermediate varieties and thus proved to be the same species, until many specimens
have been collected from many places; and in the case of fossil species this could rarely be effected by palaeontologists.
Professor Bumper found plenty of his own particular kind of "game" which he caught in the net, transferring the specimens
to the boxes he carried.
At the risk of disappointing Richardson I stayed on, waiting for the Time Traveller; waiting for the second, perhaps still stranger story, and the specimens
and photographs he would bring with him.
I had some difficulty in catching a specimen of this frog.
This day I found a specimen of a curious fungus, called Hymenophallus.
It may interest you to know that I succeeded in shooting that particular specimen.
I was insensible when washed ashore, but the miserable remnant of my superb specimen was still intact; I now lay it before you.
You must not take that fellow to be any specimen
of Southern planters," said he.
I believe he thinks that Monmouth married me on purely scientific principles as the best specimen
he could find of a modern butterfly.
A collection of specimens of English poetry, for the purpose of exhibiting the achievement of prose excellences by it (in their legitimate measure) is a desideratum we commend to Mr.
Dobson's own original work are a sufficient guarantee of the taste and discrimination we may look for in a collection like this, in which the random lightnings of the first of the essayists are grouped under certain heads--"Character Sketches," "Tales and Incidents," "Manners and Fashions," and the like--so as to diminish, for the general reader, the scattered effect of short essays on a hundred various subjects, and give a connected, book-like character to the specimens.
See, in Ellis's Specimens
of English Romance, that of C
That day they brought up curious specimens
from those productive coasts.
There are, of course, hundreds and hundreds more, but these will do for specimens
of the simpler rulings.
The Georgians held the album between them, and favored us with the few specimens
of its contents which they considered ridiculous enough to be worth hearing.