The economy of the eyes

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Pagina 21 - Why has not man a microscopic eye ? For this plain reason, man is not a fly.
Pagina 205 - Prescrib'd her heights, and prun'd her tender wing, (Her guide now lost) no more attempts to rise, But in low numbers short excursions tries: Content, if hence, th...
Pagina 199 - And speak, though sure, with seeming diffidence; Some positive persisting fops we know, Who if once wrong will needs be always so; But you with pleasure own your errors past, And make each day a critique on the last.
Pagina 107 - A man of sense sees, hears and retains everything that passes where he is. I desire I may never hear you talk of not minding, nor complain, as most fools do, of a treacherous memory. Mind not only what people say, but how they say it; and if you have any sagacity you may discover more truth by your eyes than by your ears. People can say what they will, but they cannot look just as they will; and their looks frequently discover what their words are calculated to conceal.
Pagina 28 - ... eye than you have been accustomed to do, and desire the aid of plenty of light ; and on looking at a near object, it becomes confused, and appears to have a kind of mist before it, and the letters of a book run one into another, or appear double, &c. ; and BY CANDLELIGHT you catch yourself holding a book &c. close behind the candle.
Pagina 100 - The fact is this, that he does not know a shortsighted person, who has had occasion to increase the depth of his glasses, if he began to use them in the form of spectacles ; whereas he can recollect several instances, where those have been obliged to change their concave glasses repeatedly, for others of higher powers, who had been accustomed to apply them to one eye only.
Pagina 16 - When persons who have long patronized One Eye, and slighted the Other, take to Spectacles, they will (generally) require Glasses of a different focus for each Eye. When You go to an Optician's to choose Spectacles, the first thing to attend to, is to look at a Book with each eye alternately, — and carefully ascertain, if You see equally well, with both Eyes, with the same Glass, at exactly the same distance.
Pagina 130 - Tis but to know how little can be known, To see all others...

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