Medical Extracts: On the Nature of Health, with Practical Observations and the Laws of the Nervous and Fibrous Systems by a Friend to Improvements, Bind 2


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Side 182 - In consequence of this address, the bells were immediately stopped from tolling. The expedience of this measure was obvious; as they had before been almost constantly ringing the whole day, so as to terrify those in health, and drive the sick, as far as the influence of imagination could produce that effect, to their graves.
Side 251 - Prometheus, which feems indeed to have been invented by phyficians in thofe ancient times, when all things were clothed in hieroglyphic, or in fable. Prometheus was painted as ftealing fire from heaven, which might well reprefent the inflammable fpirit produced by fermentation ; which may be faid to animate or enliven the man of clay : whence the conquefts of Bacchus, as well as the temporary mirth and noife of his devotees.
Side 313 - There surely never was a greater number of miracles ascribed to one person, than those, which were lately said to have been wrought in France upon the tomb of Abbe Paris, the famous Jansenist, with whose sanctity the people were so long deluded.
Side 313 - But what is more extraordinary; many of the miracles were immediately proved upon the spot, before judges of unquestioned integrity...
Side 311 - That e'en above the smiles and frowns of Fate Exalts great Nature's favourites : a wealth That ne'er encumbers, nor to baser hands Can be transferr'd : it is the only good Man justly boasts of, or can call his own. Riches are oft by guilt and baseness earn'd ; Or dealt by chance to shield a lucky knave, Or throw a cruel sunshine on a fool.
Side 310 - After foft fhow'rs ; and fweet the coming on Of grateful evening mild ; then filent night With this her folemn bird, and this fair...
Side 171 - No facts have been preserved to sustain an account, or even a conjecture, of the numbers that perished in this extraordinary mortality. I only find, that during three months, five, and at length ten thousand persons, died each day at Constantinople ; that many cities of the East were left vacant, and that in several districts of Italy the harvest and the vintage withered on the ground.
Side 183 - It was, in fact, a great human slaughter-house, where numerous victims were immolated at the altar of riot and intemperance. No wonder, then, that a general dread of the place prevailed through the city, and that a removal to it was considered as the seal of death.
Side 203 - When Richmond was told, that if he did not go on he would in a short time be frozen to death, he answered, that he desired nothing but to lie down and die...
Side 177 - ... parents forsaking their only children — children ungratefully flying from their parents, and resigning them to chance, often without an enquiry after their health or safety — masters hurrying off their faithful servants to Bushhill, even on suspicion of the fever, and that at a time, when, like Tartarus, it was open to every visitant, but never returned any — servants abandoning tender and humane masters, who only wanted a little care to restore them to health and usefulness — who, I...

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