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Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition 14 0 Browse Search
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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Carlyle's laugh and other surprises, chapter 18 (search)
al heresies, especially that which relates to the fostering of infant industries. Atkinson drew a striking picture of the highly primitive economic condition of the South before the war, and said that now factories of all kinds are springing up throughout the country in spite of the keen competition of the North. He cited a piece of advice given to his brother by Theodore Parker, Never try to lecture down to your audience. This maxim is in strict accordance with an opinion expressed by Hugh Miller, whom, having to address on the other side of the Firth just the same sort of people as those amongst whom he lived at Cromarty, I took as my guide in this matter during the long period in which I was connected with the Elgin Burghs. Atkinson went on to relate that at the time of Mr. Hayes's election to the presidency there was great danger of an outbreak, and he sat in council with General Taylor and Abraham Hewitt, doing his best to prevent it. At length he exclaimed: Now I think
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 12: 1843-1846: Aet. 36-39. (search)
ter (for the first time since it had ceased to exist) the series of beings; nor could anything, thus far revealed from extinct creations, have led us to anticipate its existence. So true is it that observation alone is a safe guide to the laws of development of organized beings, and that we must be on our guard against all those systems of transformation of species so lightly invented by the imagination. The author goes on to state that the discovery of these fossils was mainly due to Hugh Miller, and that his own work had been confined to the identification of their character and the determination of their relations to the already known fossil fishes. This work, upon a type so extraordinary, implied, however, innumerable and reiterated comparisons, and a minute study of the least fragments of the remains which could be procured. The materials were chiefly obtained in Scotland; but Sir Roderick Murchison also contributed his own collection from the Old Red of Russia, and variou
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz, Louis Agassiz: his life and correspondence, third edition, Chapter 15: 1847-1850: Aet. 40-43. (search)
rinciples of Zoology, by Agassiz and Gould. letters from European friends respecting these publications. letter from Hugh Miller. second Marriage.–Arrival of his children in America. One of Agassiz's great pleasures in the summer of 1847 consi have given me. Believe me, with the highest respect, your truly obliged, C. Darwin. The following letter from Hugh Miller concerning Agassiz's intention of introducing The Footprints of the Creator to the American public by a slight memoir of Miller is of interest here. It is to be regretted that with this exception no letters have been found from him among Agassiz's papers, though he must have been in frequent correspondence with him, and they had, beside their scientific sympathy, aeyes so discerning, I anticipate strange tidings. I am, my dear sir, with respect and admiration, very truly yours, Hugh Miller. In the spring of 1850 Agassiz married Elizabeth Cabot Cary, daughter of Thomas Graves Cary, of Boston. This marr
siz, 591, 612. A. von Humboldt to Agassiz, 187, 222, 253, 266, 312, 344, 381, 536, (extract) 400. H. W. Longfellow to Agassiz, 665. Sir Charles Lyell to Agassiz, 234 Lady Lyell to Agassiz, 402. L. von Martius to Agassiz, 641. Hugh Miller to Agassiz, 470. Sir R. Murchison to Agassiz, 339, 467, 572. Richard Owen to Agassiz, 541, 575. Benjamin Peirce to Agassiz, 689. M. Rouland to Agassiz, 550. Adam Sedgwick to Agassiz, 383, 83. C. T. von Siebold to Agassiz, 682, 489; tiaropsis, 494; campanularia, 494. Megatherium, 576. Melimova Mountain, 747. Mellet, Pastor, 36. Mercantile Library Association, meeting of, 411. Meril, the chalets of, 325, 331. Michahelles, 55, 109. Micraster, 710. Miller, Hugh, 367, 470; on Footprints of the Creator, 471, 476; on Scenes and Legends, 471; on resemblance of Scotch and Swiss, 472; on First Impressions, 472; on Asterolepis, 473; on Monticularia, 475. Mississippi, fishes in the, 521. Mollusks, inne
fines in the county of Rockingham, after defraying the expenses of the Militia in that county, to be appropriated for the benefit of the Volunteer Regiment of that county; by Mr. Richardson, of incorporating the Wheeling Gymnasium Association; by Mr. Seddon, of refunding license tax paid by Harry Purkins; by Mr. Myers, of giving Justices of the Peace jurisdiction in the cases of garnished summons; by Mr. Boreman, of requiring the Clerk to prepare weekly a calendar of House proceedings; by Mr. Miller, of amending chapter 61 of the new Code, with regard to the transfer of turnpikes heretofore transferred under the provisions of the same laws as turnpikes transferred hereafter; by Mr. Grattan; of creating a Board of Examination of candidates for the place of Surgeon of the regiments of militia; by Mr. McKenzie, of providing by law proper penalties for the transmission of false intelligence by telegraph; by Mr. Kean, of repealing the 9th section chapter 144 of the Code of Virginia; by Mr.
Distinguished Mechanics. --One of the best editors the Westminster Review could ever boast of, and one of the most brilliant writers of the passing hour, was an Aberdeen cooper. One of the editors of the London Daily Journal was an Elgin baker; perhaps one of the best reporters of the London Times was an Edinburg weaver; the editor of the Witness was Hugh Miller, a stone mason. One of the ablest ministers in London was a Dundee blacksmith, and another was a Banff watchmaker. The late Dr. Milne, of China, was a Rhyne herd boy. The principal of the London Missionary Society's College at Hong Kong was a Huntley saddler; and one of the best missionaries that ever went to India was a Keith tailor. The leading machinist on the London and Birmingham Railway was a Glasgow mechanic, and perhaps the very richest iron founder in England was a Moray working man. Sir Jas. Clark, her Majesty's physician, was a Banff druggist. Joseph Hume was a sailor first, and then a laborer at a mortar
which have been described, I suppose the natural termination must be disease of the heart, or a shock of paralysis, or insanity in the form either of mania or idiocy. Numbers of common-place people who could feel very acutely, but who could not tell what they felt, have been worried into fatal heart disease by prolonged anxiety and misery.--Every one knows how paralysis laid its hand upon Sir Walter Scott, always great, lastly heroic. Protracted anxiety how to make the ends meet, with a large family and an uncertain income, drove Southey's first wife into the lunatic asylum; and there is hardly a more touching story than that of her fears and forebodings through nervous year after year. Not less sad the end of her overwrought husband, in blank vacuity, nor the like end of Thomas Moore. And perhaps the saddest instance of the result of an overdriven nervous system, in recent days, was the end of that rugged, honest, wonderful genius, Hugh Miller.--Recreations of a Country Parson.