The Corner of Harley Street: Being Some Familiar Correspondence of Peter Harding, M. D. [pseud.]

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Houghton Mifflin, 1911 - American fiction - 271 pages

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Page 212 - We lose what on ourselves we spend, We have as treasure without end Whatever, Lord, to Thee we lend, Who givest all. 8 Whatever, Lord, we lend to Thee, Repaid a thousandfold will be ; Then gladly will we give to Thee, Who givest all...
Page 114 - Could I find a place to be alone with heaven, I would speak my heart out : heaven is my need. Every woodland tree is flushing like the dogwood, Flashing like the whitebeam, swaying like the reed. Flushing like the dogwood crimson in October; Streaming like the flag-reed South-West blown ; Flashing as in gusts the sudden-lighted whitebeam: All seem to know what is for heaven alone.
Page 251 - If only we could use colours now to express our deeper attitude on these occasions, as some of your fellow clergy wear stoles at certain seasons, with what pleasant impunity could we write to one another in yellow or purple or red, leaving black for the editor of the Times or the plumber whose bill we are disputing.
Page 83 - For if you cover up anything long enough, and refer to it slyly enough, you can be certain in the end of making its exposure indecent. If gloves became de rigueur for a couple of centuries we should raise prurient titters at the mention of a knuckle. No ; it's air and sunlight and the salt of a bracing sanity in these matters that is our crying need.
Page 155 - English consultant, may remember the words quoted by the author from a lecture of a brother physician to postgraduates. Said the lecturer : Gentlemen, I should like the day to dawn when I could be met at the door of my hospital by a trained chemist, a trained bacteriologist, a trained pathologist, so that when I come to some complicated case I could say, "Chemist, a part of this problem is yours, take it and work it out. Bacteriologist, perform your share in elucidating this difficulty. Pathologist,...
Page 26 - Upon no more than one branch of the tree of Healing will it be given to you to climb out a little farther than your fellows ; but, at any rate, you can keep your eye upon the others. It is in this way alone that you can become a scientific physician in the best and broadest sense. And you can...
Page 217 - em unsound because they have inklings inside 'em that Revelation didn't cease with St. John or interpretation with the Epistle to the Hebrews. Let 'em have Visions of their own. Tell 'em to go out, and make discoveries. Let 'em dare to be simple — really simple, that is. And trust God and human kindness to do the rest.
Page 21 - Shall you become a doctor ? Well, I'm afraid, after all, that you must tackle the question for yourself. As an American patient, with a doubtful liver, observed to me this morning, the problem is right up against you ; and nobody else can defeat it in your stead.
Page 139 - I saw no instance, either then or later, of a Lourdes cure that could not be explained upon the observed and established lines of mental suggestion, or, apart from this, could bear a thorough cross-examination.
Page 225 - Meredith's humour, how Hardy, with his first-hand observation, his extraordinary detachment, and the beautiful lucidity of his English, would have loomed above the creator of Sir Willoughby.

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