Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, Volume 19
Royal Society of New Zealand., 1887 - Science
Includes proceedings of member institutes of the Society and of the Society's Science Congress through v. 84, 1956/57.
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Page 578 - And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
Page 510 - For whenever there is a relaxation of duty, O son of Bharata! and an increase of impiety, I then reproduce myself for the protection of the good, and the destruction of evil-doers. I am produced in every age for the purpose of establishing duty.
Page 137 - I introduced a log of decayed wood infested with the huhu grub. They at once attacked it, carefully probing the softer parts with their bills, and then vigorously assailing them, scooping out the decayed wood till the larva or pupa was visible, when it was carefully drawn from its cell, treated in the way described above, and then swallowed. The very different development of the mandibles in the two sexes enabled them to perform separate offices. The male always attacked the more decayed portions...
Page 263 - Nature, attend ! join, every living soul Beneath the spacious temple of the sky, In adoration join ; and ardent raise One general song ! To Him, ye vocal gales, Breathe soft, whose spirit in your freshness breathes.
Page 500 - If a straight line falling on two other straight lines, make the exterior angle equal to the interior and opposite angle on the same side...
Page 485 - Sina (the •white) was busy one evening with mallet in hand beating out on a board some of the bark of the paper mulberry, with which to make native cloth. It was during a time of famine. The moon was just rising, and reminded her of a great bread-fruit ; looking up to it she said, ' Why cannot you come down and let my child have a bit of you...
Page 503 - Was it the water's fathomless abyss ? There was not death — yet was there nought immortal. There was no confine betwixt day and night ; The only One breathed breathless by itself, Other than It there nothing since has been.
Page 503 - From the nothing the begetting, From the nothing the increase, From the nothing the abundance, The power of increasing, the living breath; It dwelt with the empty space, It produced the atmosphere which is above us.