Under the Northern Lights: And Other Stories (Google eBook)

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Ebbert & Richardson Company, 1921 - 166 pages
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Page 109 - New occasions teach new duties ; Time makes ancient good uncouth ; They must upward still, and onward, who would keep abreast of Truth ; Lo, before us gleam her camp-fires ! we ourselves must Pilgrims be, Launch our Mayflower, and steer boldly through the desperate winter sea, Nor attempt the Future's portal with the Past's blood-rusted key.
Page 105 - I count him a great man who inhabits a higher sphere of thought, into which other men rise with labor and difficulty; he has but to open his eyes to see things in a true light and in large relations, whilst they must make painful corrections and keep a vigilant eye on many sources of error.
Page 88 - They wanted to make an old woman of me, or that I should stuff Latin and Greek at the University ; but these schemes I cracked like so many vermin as they came before me.
Page 39 - North and of the West, and on the other by the South Sea: declaring to the nations thereof that from this time forth they are vassals of his Majesty, bound to obey his laws and follow his customs...
Page 162 - Among visible plants and animals, there are species that form no poison, and others which secrete that, which applied to, or inserted in our bodies, produces a deleterious effect, which is generally of a definite kind. Thus, the venom of the rattlesnake produces a disease of definite form; cantharides another; certain fish are poisonous when eaten; wasps and bees...
Page 151 - I cherish it as a memorial of olden time, and still more as the tribute of a heart so generous, as to set aside all the dictates of judgment, on the qualifications of the stripling to whom it was spontaneously given.
Page 149 - Brief as they are beautiful, these evening glories, like spirits of the air, quickly pass away ; and the gray mantle of night warns the beholder to depart for the village, while he may yet make his way along a narrow and rocky path, beset with tufts of prickly juniper. Having refreshed himself for an hour, he may stroll out upon the beach to listen to the serenade of the waters. Wave after wave will break at his feet, over the white pebbles, and return as limpid as it came.
Page 102 - His features, remarkably regular, were indicative of manly beauty, and were lightened up and improved by blue eyes of wonderful power and penetration. When excited by anger, or emotion of any kind, they fairly twinkled in their sockets, and he looked as if he could pierce the very soul of his opponent. His countenance was sometimes staid and solemn, but generally, especially...
Page 117 - ... we should not wait till the patient's strength is exhausted, or till the blood becomes bilepoisoned, producing haemorrhages, but we should make an early exploratory incision, ascertain the true nature of the disease, and then carry out the surgical treatment that the necessities of the case may demand.
Page 113 - Let the surgeon be well educated, skillful, ready and courteous. Let him be bold in those things that are safe, fearful in those things that are dangerous; avoiding all evil methods and practices. Let him be tender with the sick, honorable to men of his profession, .wise in his predictions; chaste, sober, pitiful, merciful; not covetous or extortionate; but rather let him take his wages in moderation, according to his work, and the wealth of his patient and the issue of the disease, and his own worth.

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