The Wombat: 1895-1902, Τόμοι 1-5

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Σελίδα 4 - The Summer came, and all the birds were dead; The days were like hot coals ; the very ground Was burned to ashes; in the orchards fed Myriads of caterpillars, and around The cultivated fields and garden beds Hosts of devouring insects crawled , and found No foe to check their march, till they had made The land a desert without leaf or shade.
Σελίδα 37 - Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Σελίδα 74 - ... selected, would probably be welcome guests at the houses of some of those interested in the museum in each place. The effect at the country museums would be that three times in the year a visitant would arrive for one of the three sections, would work everything up to date, stir the local interests by advice and a lecture, stimulate the caretaker, and arrange routine work that could be carried out before the next year's visit, and yet would not cost more than having down three lecturers for the...
Σελίδα 74 - The duties of such a staff would be to arrange and label the new specimens acquired in the past year, taking sometimes a day, or perhaps a fortnight, at one place ; to advise on alterations and improvements ; to recommend purchases required to fill up gaps ; to note duplicates and promote exchanges between museums ; and to deliver a lecture on the principal novelties of their own subject in the past year. Such visitants, if well selected, would probably be welcome guests at the houses of some of...
Σελίδα 74 - ... museums, all of which endeavour to keep up to the mark by spending perhaps 30/. to 200?. a year on a curator. The practical course would seem to be their union, in providing a federal staff, to circulate for all purposes requiring skilled knowledge ; leaving the permanent attention to each place to devolve on a mere caretaker.
Σελίδα 22 - ... history ; when we contemplate every complex structure and instinct as the summing up of many contrivances, each useful to the possessor...
Σελίδα 22 - ... the experience, the reason, and even the blunders of numerous workmen; when we thus view each organic being, how far more interesting— I speak from experience -does the study of natural history become!
Σελίδα 46 - ... whatever upon the plate. In exemplifying further the importance of distinguishing between visual and actinic rays of light, we may observe that if the two were in all respects the same, Photography must cease to exist as an Art. It would be impossible to make use of the more sensitive chemical preparations, from the difficulties which would attend the previous preparation and subsequent development of the plates. These operations are now conducted in what is termed a dark room; but it is dark...
Σελίδα 29 - Committee desires to place on record its appreciation of the valuable services rendered...
Σελίδα 22 - It has often been vaguely asserted that plants are distinguished from animals by not having the power / of movement. It should rather be said that plants acquire and display this power only when it is of some advantage to them...

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