Page 221, note 1. The following notes very probably were for this lecture:—
"Natural History governs science, arts, architecture, religion, philosophy, poetry.
"What Adalbert de Beaumont has taught us of exhaustless fund of suggestion which Oriental art has drawn from nature.
"Every thought must be expressed by some object in nature, and 't is the fault of metaphysics that they endeavor to express themselves in words at as many removes from nature as possible. The poet catches the thought and sculptures it by Page 409 discovering its true symbol in nature, and mankind accept his statement, and the philosopher is gladly forgotten."
The following stray sheet of manuscript bearing on the hidden relation of things may here be introduced:—
"Palmistry, phrenology, astrology rest on a real basis. 'T is certain that there is a relation between the stars and your wedding day; between the lines of your hand and the works done by it; between the activity of your brain and its outward figure;—there is a relation, though you may easily fail to find it. The world, the universe may be reeled off any idea, like a ball of yarn. See how the chemist, how the Christian, how the negro—each disposes of it with greatest ease after his own peculiar habit, and finds all the facts fit and confirm his view. And each science and law is, in like manner, prospective and fruitful. Astronomy is not yet astronomy, whilst it only counts the stars in the sky. It must come nearer, and be related to men and their life, and interpret the moral laws. In learning one thing you learn all. Egg and stratum go together. As the naturalist found that the order of changes in the form of the embryo in the egg from day to day determined the right procession of the fossil remains of species which had occupied the surface of the globe for geologic ages."
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