Defective Eyesight: The Principles of Its Relief by Glasses (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, 1899 - Eye - 193 pages
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Page 187 - Germans. He was not to be sacrificed as a peace-offering to revengeful Rome. Watching from beyond the Rhine the progress of defection and the decay of national enthusiasm, he determined to be beforehand with those who were now his enemies. He accepted the offer of negotiation from Cerialis. The Roman general was eager to grant a full pardon, and to re-enlist so brave a soldier in the service of the empire. A colloquy was agreed upon. The bridge across the Nabalia was broken asunder in the middle,...
Page 187 - The contest of Civilis with Rome contains a remarkable foreshadowing of the future conflict with Spain, through which the Batavian republic, fifteen centuries later, was to be founded. The characters, the events, the amphibious battles, desperate sieges, slippery alliances, the traits of generosity, audacity and cruelty, the generous confidence, the broken faith seem so closely to repeat themselves, that History appears to present the self-same drama played over and over again, with but a change...
Page 187 - A colloquy was agreed upon. The bridge across the Nabalia was broken asunder in the middle, and Cerialis and Civilis met upon the severed sides. The placid stream by which Roman enterprise had connected the waters of the Rhine with the lake of Flevo, flowed between the imperial commander and the rebel chieftain. * * * Here the story abruptly terminates. The remainder of the Roman's narrative is lost, and upon that broken bridge the form of the Batavian hero disappears forever.
Page 188 - ... contemplated, in the sequel, a Batavian realm of which he would have been the inevitable chief. Both offered the throne to a Gallic prince, for Classicus was but the prototype of Anjou, as Brinno of Brederode, and neither was destined, in this world, to see his sacrifices crowned with success. The characteristics of the two great races of the land portrayed themselves in the Roman and the Spanish struggle with much the same colors.
Page 187 - There is more than a fanciful resemblance between Civilis and William the Silent, two heroes of ancient German stock, who had learned the arts of war and peace in the service of a foreign and haughty world-empire. Determination, concentration of purpose, constancy in calamity, elasticity almost preternatural, self-denial, consummate craft in political combinations, personal fortitude, and passionate patriotism, were the heroic elements in both. The ambition of each was subordinate to the cause which...
Page 195 - CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS. By Dr. G. Klemperer, Professor at the University of Berlin; first American from the seventh and last German edition; authorized translation by Nathan E. Brill, AM, MD, Adjunct Attending Physician, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Samuel M. Brickner, AM, MD, Assistant Gynaecologist, Mt. Sinai Hospital Dispensary, is announced for early publication by The Macmillan Company. Dr. Klemperer's work on "Clinical Diagnosis...
Page iii - Defective Eyesight: The Principles of Its Relief by Glasses. By DB ST. JOHN ROOSA, MD, LL.D., Professor Emeritus of Diseases of the Eye, New York Post-Graduate Medical School and Hospital; Surgeon to Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital; Consulting Surgeon to the Brooklyn Eye and Ear Hospital, etc.
Page 177 - I cannot distinguish a letter even of large print ; but am happy in the invention of double spectacles, which, serving for distant objects as well as near ones, make my eyes as useful to me as ever they were.
Page 187 - Flevo, flowed between the imperial commander and the rebel chieftain. * * * Here the story abruptly terminates. The remainder of the Roman's narrative is lost, and upon that broken bridge the form of the Batavian hero disappears forever. His name fades from history: not a syllable is known of his subsequent career; everything is buried in the profound oblivion which now steals over the scene where he was the most imposing actor. The...
Page 187 - ... repeat themselves, that history appears to present the self-same drama played over and over again, with but a change of actors and of costume. There is more than a fanciful resemblance between Civilis and William the Silent, two heroes of ancient German stock, who had learned the arts of war No. 6. and peace in the service of a foreign and haughty world-empire. Determination...

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