Barr's Buffon. Buffon's Natural History,: Containing a Theory of the Earth, a General History of Man, of the Brute Creation, and of Vegetables, Minerals, &c. From the French. With Notes by the Translator. In Ten Volumes..

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Сторінка 349 - From every circumstance, therefore, we may obtain a proof that mankind are not composed of species essentially different from each other; that, on the contrary, there was originally but one individual species of men, which, after being' multiplied and diffused over the whole surface of the earth, underwent divers changes, from the influence of the climate, from the difference of food, and of the mode of living, from epidemical distempers, as also from the intermixture, varied ad...
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Сторінка 267 - ... that the women are also beautiful, well proportioned, and free from blemishes ; that they are very fair, because they seldom stir from home ; and that, when they do go abroad, they are always veiled. Before the Czar Peter I., we are told, the MUSCOVITES had not merged from barbarism. Born in slavery, they were ignorant, brutal, cruel, without courage, and without manners. Men and women bathed promiscuously in bagnios, heated to a degree intolerable to all persons but themselves ; and on quitting...
Сторінка 165 - This disorder, also, sometimes proceeds from a stoppage of the wax, which art may easily remedy. In order to know whether the defect be an internal or an external one, let the deaf person put a repeating watch into his mouth, and if he hears it strike, he may be assured that his disorder proceeds from an external cause, and...
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Сторінка 163 - Now, in the comparing between all those sounds, it is obvious that the difference between one and two is more easily perceived, than between two and three, three and four, or any numbers succeeding in the same proportion. The succession of sounds will be, therefore, pleasing in proportion to the ease with which they may be distinguished. That sound which is double the former, or, in other words, the octave to the preceding tone, will, of all others, be the most pleasing harmony.
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