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Title: Hill's album of biography and art : containing portraits and pen-sketches of many persons who have been and are prominent as religionists, military heroes, inventors, financiers, scientists, explorers, writers, physicians, actors, lawyers, musicians, artists, poets, sovereigns, humorists, orators and statesmen, together with chapters relating to history, science, and important work in which prominent people have been engaged at various periods of time
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gry grasshopper. Inthis class of life there isexhibited the sense of sightand considerable evidenceof reasoning power. The spider and crab be-long to another and yethigher order. In the fish wc reach thefirst form of animal beingpossessing a backbone and^pinal cord. We havenow reached a scale of de-velopment in animal lifewhich e X h i h i t s a r t e r i e s,veins and red blood. The creature, however, like the frog that can come forth and sul)sistupon dry land, is yet higher in the scule; but the alligator, the turtleand unake, though all rold-blot)ded, are yet in advaiue nf the frog. The walrus, the whale and other animals in that class, bring us upto the warm-blooded.ordcrs and usher us in among the fowls of theair, the unnumbered kinds of which are ever a curiosity and study tothe student of nature. In this range of physical development thesenses of feeling, hearing, seeing and tasting are very considerably developed. HIGHER ORDERS OF ANIMALS. vith the Hippopotamus, a waterto Man.
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Plate VII. ASCENDING SERIES, ararles of InteUigence. Showing tin; varying deKreeo of devcloprin-nt and hraiii power, among differentkinds of animals. While all the various kindsof the feathered kingdomhave warm blood and brainsufficient to enable themto acquire considerable edu-cation, there is neverthelessmuch variety in the naturalbrain development, andmany and various are theircharacteristics, as shown inthe tenderness of the dove,the talkativeness of theparrot, the melodious notesof the nightingale, thecunning of the raven, thedignity and the courage ofthe eagle. PL.4TE VII, Grades of Animals.Having come through thegrades of life that swim thewater, that divide their timebetween the water and thehmd, and that fly in the airwc come to other classes ofanimal life, the most ofwhich have four legs, withwhich to walk the earth, andhave hair or fur to protectthem from the inclemency ofthe weather, a few excep-tions being in those animalsnative to the warm climates,whose thick skins are
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