The Determination of the necessity for wearing glasses (Google eBook)

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G.S. Davis, 1887 - 73 pages
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Page 74 - 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 reenlist 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, and Cerialis and Civilis met upon the severed sides. The placid stream by which Roman enterprise had connected...
Page 74 - 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 and peace in the service of a foreign and haughty world-empire. Determination...
Page 75 - ... 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 he served. Both refused the crown, although each, perhaps, contemplated,...
Page 71 - While the correction of errors of refraction and accomodadation, and the unburdening of overloaded ocular muscles, will do much to alleviate the asperities of human existence, these things are not as yet a panacea even for neuroses, much less for inflammatory diseases. In our hopes for cure in employing these methods, we still require to avoid skepticism on the one hand and excessive confidence on the other.
Page 74 - 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 75 - Both refused the crown, although each, perhaps, 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 74 - 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 of actors and of costume. There...
Page 70 - I seen great benefit," says he, " in the correction of trifling errors of refraction in neurotic hysterical subjects, nor in the weakness of some of the muscles, so often seen as one of the early symptoms of loco motor ataxia.
Page 71 - ... are all the factors in a given case of disease. That there are often many, and seldom one alone, is scarcely to be denied. A narrow specialism will never find any comfort in the study of the woes of the human body. The various causes of disease are too complex and concealed in very many, if -not in the majority, of cases to be found in the abnormal condition or action of one organ. While the correction of errors of refraction and accommodation, and the unburdening of overloaded ocular muscles,...

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