The Osprey Volume 4-6

The Osprey Volume 4-6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...Swainson's so-called "I)efence" further was devoted to laudation of the French Naturalists, in question, intermixed with much irrelevant matter and the ventilation of his own grievance against another French l'aturalist il_hC Baron dc Ft'rttssItc). One apparent assumption of Vigors, however, was properly dealt with, viz: -"that there exists a conspiracy among the naturalists of France against those of England." Swainson with some justice added that "such sentiments.. are implied, no one can doubt who has perused the repeated attacks that have been made upon some of the French Naturalists individually, and upon the whole collectively." Vigors un doubtedly had gone too far in such an assumption, but his language in defense. otherwise, was not more vigorous than Swainson's in animadversion of him or of John Edward Gray:1 short time before. He could not but have anticipated if he did not deliberately provoke a controversy. After a vain "appeal" to Swainson "through the medium of his friends" for "due reparation for expressions" which he was willing "to believe originated it1 some strange and untoward misconception" (iv, 206, 207), Vigors gave vent to his wrath in "A reply to Art. L, No. xxiii, of this Magazine" (M. N. I-I., iv, 319-337). He charged Swainson with having had the audacity to accuse another Vigors of having abused the authority intrusted to him as editor of a scientific journal the Zoological Journal by introducing into that work private communications addressed particularly to private individuals, and not intended for the public (p. 97.); of abusing the same power, b_v making a spirit of dissension and of invective the conspicuous feature more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933869
  • 9781236933867