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Origin and object of book.
Many varieties may each be good of its kind; advantage of variety; some
peculiarities are, however, harmful.
Large number of elements in the human expression; of touches in a portrait;
difficulty of measuring the separate features; or of selecting typical
individuals; the typical English face; its change at different historical periods
colour of hair of modern English; caricatures.
COMPOSITE PORTRAITURE___________________________________
(See Appendix for three Memoirs describing successive stages of the
method).—Object and principle of the process; description of the plate—
composites of medals; of family portraits; of the two sexes and of various
ages; of Royal Engineers; the latter gives a clue to one direction in which the
English race might be improved; of criminals; of the consumptive;
ethnological application of the process.
Anthropometric Committee; statistical anomalies in stature as dependent on
age; town and rural population; athletic feats now and formerly; increase of
stature of middle classes; large number of weakly persons; some appearances
of weakness may be fallacious; a barrel and a wheel; definition of word
It is the attribute of high races; useful stimuli to activity; fleas, etc.; the
preservation of the weakly as exercises for pity; that of foxes for sport.
Sensation and pain; range and grades of sensation; idiots; men and women;
the blind; reading by touch; sailors; paucity of words to express gradation.
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