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GEORGE J. ROMANES, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S.,

ZOOLOGICAL SECRETARY OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY.

London:
MACMILLAN AND CO.

1882.

The Right of Translation and Reproduction is Reserved.

LONDON:

R. CLAY, SONS, AND TAYLOR, PRINTERS,

BREAD STREET HILL.

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PREFACE.

SEVERAL months ago I published in the Fortnightly Review a lecture, which I had pre

viously delivered at the Philosophical Institutions

of Edinburgh and Birmingham, and which bore

the above title. The late Mr. Darwin thought

well of the epitome of his doctrine which the

lecture presented, and urged me so strongly

to republish it in a form which might admit of

its being "spread broadcast

over the land,"

that I promised him to do so.

In fulfilment

of this promise, therefore—which I now regard

as

more binding than ever-I reproduce the

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