Niepce, a Frenchman, discovered "actinism," that power in the sun's rays which produces
a chemical effect; that granite rocks, and stone structures, and statues of metal "are all alike destructively acted upon during the hours of sunshine, and, but for provisions of Nature no less wonderful, would soon perish under the delicate touch of the most subtle of the agencies of the universe.
By discarding a claim to knowledge of the ultimate purpose, we shall clearly perceive that just as one cannot imagine a blossom or seed for any single plant better suited to it than those it produces
, so it is impossible to imagine any two people more completely adapted down to the smallest detail for the purpose they had to fulfill, than Napoleon and Alexander with all their antecedents.
Never did a venomous paper, slipped into the jaws of the bronze lions at Venice, produce
a more prompt and terrible effect.
Thus, my friends," said Barbicane, "all motion suddenly stopped produces
The laws of correlation of growth, the importance of which should never be overlooked, will ensure some differences; but, as a general rule, I cannot doubt that the continued selection of slight variations, either in the leaves, the flowers, or the fruit, will produce
races differing from each other chiefly in these characters.
The stubbed wastes yielded excellent harvests, and the superior quality of our agricultural produce
was maintained through the increased supply of manure.
And therefore what they produce
at home must be not only enough for themselves, but such both in quantity and quality as to accommodate those from whom their wants are supplied.
It takes away the guard of reason, and consequently forces us to produce
those symptoms, which many, when sober, have art enough to conceal.
If you say the same thing to a child who does not yet know the word "motor," but does know the other words you are using, you produce
a feeling of anxiety and doubt you will have to point and say, "There, that's a motor.
You will not even produce
that letter at the inquest?
In this connection I should like to confess my surprise on finding that notwithstanding all its apparatus of analysis the story consists for the most part of physical impressions; impressions of sound and sight, railway station, streets, a trotting horse, reflections in mirrors and so on, rendered as if for their own sake and combined with a sublimated description of a desirable middle-class town-residence which somehow manages to produce
a sinister effect.
The next day he brings me an obligation under his hand and seal, whereby he engaged himself to manage and improve the plantation for my account, and with his utmost skill, and to remit the produce
to my order wherever I should be; and withal, to be obliged himself to make up the produce
#100 a year to me.
Tulliver who had hastened this catastrophe, entirely through that irrepressible hopefulness of hers which led her to expect that similar causes may at any time produce
Arva' is a root very generally dispersed over the South Seas, and from it is extracted a juice, the effects of which upon the system are at first stimulating in a moderate degree; but it soon relaxes the muscles, and exerting a narcotic influence produces
a luxurious sleep.
Martin, the country presented its usual dull brown appearance; but here, a very small rill of water produces
a most refreshing margin of luxuriant vegetation.