The maternal physician: a treatise on the nurture and management of infants, from the birth until two years old. Being the result of sixteen years' experience in the nursery

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Isaac Riley, 1811 - Child care - 291 pages
 

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Page 281 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks...
Page 140 - Since there's no help, come, let us kiss and part, — Nay I have done, you get no more of me; And I am glad, yea glad with all my heart, That thus so cleanly I myself can free; Shake hands for ever, cancel all our vows, And when we meet at any time again, Be it not seen in either of our brows That we one jot of former love retain.
Page 17 - And rouse the heart to every fever's rage. While yet you breathe, away ; the rural wilds Invite; the mountains call you, and the vales; The woods, the streams, and each ambrosial breeze That fans the ever undulating sky : A kindly sky ! whose fostering power regales Man, beast, and all the vegetable reign.
Page 279 - Whose finer sense each soft vibration owns With sweet responsive sympathy of tones; (So the fair flower expands its lucid form To meet the sun, and shuts it to the storm) ; For thee my borders nurse the fragrant wreath, My .fountains murmur, and my zephyrs breathe; Slow slides the painted snail, the gilded fly Smooths his fine down, to charm thy curious eye...
Page 19 - Think not that I would bid your softness share "Undue fatigue, and every grosser care ; Another's toils may here supply your own ; But be the task of nurture yours alone ; Nor from a stranger let your offspring prove The fond endearments of a parent's love. So shall your child, in manhood's riper day, With warm affection all your cares repay.
Page 141 - Clasps her fair nurseling in delighted arms ; Throws the thin kerchief from her neck of snow, And half unveils the pearly orbs below ; With sparkling eye the blameless plunderer owns Her soft embraces, and endearing tones, Seeks the salubrious fount with opening lips, Spreads his inquiring hands, and smiles, and sips.
Page 2 - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Page 171 - SICKNESS SICKNESS, the minister of Death, doth lay So strong a siege against our brittle clay, As, whilst it doth our weak forts singly win, It hopes at length to take all mankind in. First, it begins upon the womb to wait, 5 And doth the unborn child there uncreate ; Then rocks the cradle where the infant lies, Where, ere it fully be alive, it dies.
Page 152 - And many a tear the tassell'd cushion stains ! No voice so sweet attunes his cares to rest, So soft no pillow as his mother's breast ! — . Thus charm'd to sweet repose, when twilight hours Shed their soft influence on celestial bowers, The cherub Innocence, with smile divine, Shuts his white wings, and sleeps on beauty's shrine.
Page 251 - ... It is reckoned a medicine of great efficacy in some cachectic and chlorotic cases; in weakness of the stomach occasioned by a load of viscid phlegm, and in such disorders in general as proceed from a cold sluggish indisposition of the solids and lentor of the fluids. I have experienced great benefit from it in rheumatic pains, particularly those of the fixed kind, and which were seated deep. In these cases I have given from ten grains to a scruple of the fresh root twice or thrice...

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