Vital magnetism, a remedy

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Samuel Highley, 1844 - Animal magnetism - 80 pages

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Page 18 - Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
Page 27 - Majesty began first to touch for the evil ! according to custom, thus : his Majesty sitting under his state in the Banqueting-house, the chirurgeons cause the sick to be brought, or led, up to the throne, where they kneeling, the king strokes their faces, or cheeks with both his hands at once, at which instant a chaplain in his formalities says, " He put his hands upon them, and he healed them.
Page 47 - Mr. Saunderson, the blind mathematician, could distinguish by his hand, in a series of Roman medals, the true from the counterfeit, with a more unerring discrimination th'an the eye of a professed virtuoso ; and, when he was present at the astronomical observations in the garden of his college, he was accustomed to perceive every cloud which passed over the sun.
Page 49 - ... Qu. 18. If in two large tall cylindrical Vessels of Glass inverted, two little Thermometers be suspended so as not to touch the Vessels, and the Air be drawn out of one of these Vessels, and these Vessels thus prepared be carried out of a cold place into a warm one ; the Thermometer in vacua will grow warm -as much and almost as soon as the Thermometer which is not in vacua.
Page 27 - Then follows, an epistle (as at first a Gospel) with the Liturgy, prayers for the sick, with some alteration; lastly, the blessing; and then the Lord Chamberlain and the Comptroller of the Household bring a basin, ewer and towel, for his Majesty to wash.
Page 49 - Is not the heat of the warm room conveyed through the vacuum by the vibrations of a much subtiler medium than air, which, after the air was drawn out remained in the vacuum?
Page 28 - There was so great a concourse of people with their children to be touched for the Evil, that six or seven were crushed to death by pressing at the chirurgeon's door for tickets.
Page 42 - ... former paroxysms, though she had no remembrance of it during the intervals. At one time she was taken to church while under the attack, and there behaved with propriety, evidently attending to the preacher ; and she was at one time so much affected as to shed tears. In the interval she had no recollection of having been at church, but in the next paroxysm she gave a most distinct account of the sermon, and mentioned particularly the part of it by which she had been so much affected.
Page 19 - The smallest hurts sometimes increase and rage More than all art of physic can assuage; Sometimes the fury of the worst disease The hand by gentle stroking, will appease.

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