Art-studies from nature, as applied to design : for the use of architects, designers, and manufacturers . black and contorted,that we can see the beauty of sea-weeds ; such are no more than thebleared and withered mummies ofEgyptian men to the fresh vigour ofyouth : it is while free and waving inthe waters that we must search for thebest elucidations of their habits andgracefulness. Years ago Ray wrote inhis earnest and noble manner;— Letus then consider the works of God, andobserve the operations of his hands.Let us take notice of, and admire, hisinfinite wisdom and goodness in theformation o

Art-studies from nature, as applied to design : for the use of architects, designers, and manufacturers . black and contorted,that we can see the beauty of sea-weeds ; such are no more than thebleared and withered mummies ofEgyptian men to the fresh vigour ofyouth : it is while free and waving inthe waters that we must search for thebest elucidations of their habits andgracefulness. Years ago Ray wrote inhis earnest and noble manner;— Letus then consider the works of God, andobserve the operations of his hands.Let us take notice of, and admire, hisinfinite wisdom and goodness in theformation o Stock Photo
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Art-studies from nature, as applied to design : for the use of architects, designers, and manufacturers . black and contorted, that we can see the beauty of sea-weeds ; such are no more than thebleared and withered mummies ofEgyptian men to the fresh vigour ofyouth : it is while free and waving inthe waters that we must search for thebest elucidations of their habits andgracefulness. Years ago Ray wrote inhis earnest and noble manner;— Letus then consider the works of God, andobserve the operations of his hands.Let us take notice of, and admire, hisinfinite wisdom and goodness in theformation of them : no creature in thissublunary world is capable of so doingbesides man, and yet we are deficientherein : we content ourselves with theknowledge of the tongues, or a littleskill in philology, or history perhaps, and antiquity, and neglect that whichto me seems more material—I meannatural history, and the works of crea- Halidrys siliquosa. ^^ j do nQt discommend or derogate from those other studies; I should betray mine own ignoranceand weakness should I do so: I only wish that this might be. brought into fashion among us. I wish men would be so equaland civil as not to disparage, deride, and villify those studieswhich themselves skill not of, or are not conversant in; noknowledge can be more pleasant than this, none that doth sosatisfie and feed the soul, in comparison whereto that of words andphrases seem to me insipid and jejune. How he would haverejoiced at the popular movement introduced by Mr. Mitchell at theZoological Gardens, and since so powerfully backed up by othercolossal vivaria of the day; the aquaria at the Crystal Palace, Brighton, Ramsgate, and other places ; and what results wouldhe not have predicted when, in walking through the mammon-tainted streets of our great metropolis, he passed dozens of shopsfor the sale of aquaria, vivaria, glass jars, siphons, prawns, mussels, anemones, efts, and sticklebacks ! All these and manymore living things cannot be k

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