The Moral Reformer and Teacher on the Human Constitution, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Light & Horton, 1835 - Hygiene
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Page 72 - Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Page 171 - Falsely luxurious, will not man awake ; And, springing from the bed of sloth, enjoy The cool, the fragrant, and the silent hour, To meditation due and sacred song ? For is there aught in sleep "Can charm the wise ? To lie in dead oblivion, losing half The fleeting moments of too short a life ; Total extinction of th' enlighten'd soul ! Or else to feverish vanity alive, Wilderd, and tossing through distemper'd dreams?
Page 191 - I beseech* you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your breasonabl.e service.
Page 134 - Thus sing the sweet musicians on the spray : Welcome thou lord of light, and lamp of day ; Welcome to tender herbs and myrtle bowers, Welcome to plants and odour-breathing flowers ; Welcome to every root upon the plain, Welcome to gardens...
Page 24 - Let his bed be hard, and rather quilts than feathers. Hard lodging strengthens the parts ; whereas being buried every night in feathers, melts and dissolves the body, is often the cause of weakness, and the forerunner of an early grave.
Page 72 - There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Page 177 - Even the bed-stead should be carefully washed and fumigated. Delicate persons who have been accustomed to sleep upon feather-beds, must be cautious not to exchange them rashly for any other. On going to sleep, all sorts of restraints must be removed from the body ; the collar of the night-shirt should be unbuttoned and the neckcloth taken off. With regard to the head, the more lightly it is covered the better : on this account, we should wear a thin cotton or silk night- c ap ; and this is still...
Page 287 - I saw myself, thrown up at different times. The average size was about an inch and a half in length, and four lines and a half in girth. The larvae of the dipterous insect, though voided only about seven or eight times, according to her account, came up almost literally in myriads. They were alive and moving.
Page 119 - If she is to be married to a man who has discharged, despatched, or lost a former wife, the shackles which the former wife wore, are put upon the new bride's limbs: and she is fed, until they are filled up to the proper thickness.
Page 19 - ... they enjoy as good health as they did when dress was worn more loosely? Have they not oftener a leaden hue, as if the blood in them was darker? Are they not oftener short-breathed than formerly? As they advance in life, have they not more chronic diseases? Are not their chests smaller and weaker? And as the doctrine that if one member suffers, all the other members suffer with it, is not less true in physiology than in morals, do we not find other organs besides the lungs weakened?

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