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  • The Oriental Borneo and Bali are respectively divided from the Australian Celebes and Lombok by a narrow belt of sea known as “Wallace's line,” on the opposite side of which the indigenous mammalia are as widely divergent as in any two parts of the world.

    Alfred Russel Wallace Letters and Reminiscences

  • These recollections of Amicus provoked a letter in a succeeding number of the Bee from Ascanius (the Earl of Buchan) complaining of their publication, not as in any way misrepresenting any of Smith's views, but as obtruding the trifles of the ordinary social hour upon the learned world in a way Smith himself would have extremely disliked.

    Life of Adam Smith

  • I do not speak it with regard to the coarseness or cleanness of them — or the strength of their gussets — but pray do not night-shifts differ from day-shifts as much in this particular, as in any thing else in the world; that they so far exceed the others in length, that when you are laid down in them, they fall almost as much below the feet, as the day-shifts fall short of them?

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The houses are very Low and as jndifferent as in any Country town and the Narrowness of ye Streetes makes it appear very mean.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • In the note’s closing paragraph, Wilson reiterated an American position from which, throughout the months of controversy with Germany, the American government refused to retreat: “The United States cannot admit that the proclamation of a war zone … may be made to operate as in any degree an abbreviation of the rights … of American citizens bound on lawful errands as passengers on ships of belligerent nation-ality.”

    Castles of Steel

  • Surely, if there be "no variableness" in God, "nor shadow of turning," James i. 17, he must be as unchangeable in his wisdom as in any other attribute, and there can be no diminution of it.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • There was as little jealousy in the composition of Peter Paul Rubens as in any artistic man we can name; but to declare that he was incapable of jealousy, as a few of his o'er-zealous defenders did, is to apply the whitewash.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

  • Garrison always became excited during our discussions, and the others frequently did; but Whittier, in whose big heart the love of his fellow-man burned as unquenchably as in any heart there, always preserved his exquisite tranquillity.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • I have known cases of hospital pyæmia quite as severe in handsome private houses as in any of the worst hospitals, and from the same cause, viz., foul air.

    Notes on Nursing: What It Is, and What It Is Not

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