A Book about Doctors, Volume 1

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Hurst and Blackett, 1860 - Medicine

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Page 72 - Tis strange the Miser should his cares employ To gain those riches he can ne'er enjoy : Is it less strange the Prodigal should waste His wealth to purchase what he ne'er can taste? Not for himself he sees, or hears, or eats; Artists must choose his pictures, music, meats : He buys for Topham drawings and designs; For Pembroke statues, dirty gods, and coins ; Rare monkish manuscripts for Hearne alone, And books for Mead, and butterflies for Sloane.
Page 243 - I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came : I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father...
Page 79 - A moralist perchance appears; Led, Heaven knows how! to this poor sod: And he has neither eyes nor ears; Himself his world...
Page 252 - em in again. 40 At leisure hours, in epic song he deals, Writes to the rumbling of his coach's wheels, Prescribes in haste, and seldom kills by rule, But rides triumphant between stool and stool. Well, let him go; 'tis yet too early day, To get himself a place in farce or play. We know not by what name we should arraign him, For no one category can contain him ; A pedant, canting preacher, and a quack, Are load enough to break one ass's back : su At last grown wanton, he presum'd to write, Traduc'd...
Page 56 - For of the most High cometh healing, And he shall receive honour of the king. The skill of the physician shall lift up his head : And in the sight of great men he shall be in admiration.
Page 243 - The muse but serv'd to ease some friend, not wife, To help me through this long disease, my life, To second, Arbuthnot ! thy art and care, And teach the being you preserv'd to bear.
Page 91 - And taught the world with reason to admire. Then Criticism the Muse's handmaid prov'd, To dress her charms, and make her more belov'd: But following wits from that intention...
Page 205 - Now you are here," said the patient, " I shall be obliged to you, Sir Richard, if you will tell me how I must live, what I may eat, and what not." " My directions as to that point," replied Sir Richard, "will be few and simple.
Page 59 - Muse, thou know my DIGBY well, Yet read him in these lines: He doth excel In honour, courtesy, and all the parts Court can call, hers, or man could call his arts. He's prudent, valiant, just and temperate: In him all virtue is beheld in state; And he is built like some imperial room For that to dwell in, and be still at home.
Page 246 - Not to bite us, like most of his countrymen, But to gain an honest livelihood : He hunted not after fame, Yet acquired it : Regardless of the Praise of his Friends, But most sensible of their love : ' Tho' he liv'd amongst the great, He neither learn'd nor flatter'd any vice : 236 AN INSCRIPTOR.

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