A Treatise on Medical Police, and on Diet, Regimen, &c: In which the Permanent and Regularly Recurring Causes of Disease in General, and Those of Edinburgh and London in Particular, are Described; with a General Plan of Medical Police to Obviate Them, and a Particular One Adapted to the Local Circumstances of These Cities, Volume 1
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Page xxxii - Ah little think the gay, —^ Whom pleasure, power, and affluence surround, How many feel, this very moment, death, And all the sad variety of pain : How many drink the cup Of baleful grief, or eat the bitter bread Of misery ! sore pierced by wintry winds, How many
Page 144 - o'er its base. And flinty pyramids, and walls of brass, Descend : the Babylonian spires are sunk ; Achaia, Rome, and Egypt moulder down. Time shakes the stable tyranny of thrones, And tottering empires crush by their own weight, This huge rotundity we tread grows old ; And all the worlds that roll around the sun.
Page 144 - the tower that long had stood The crush of thunder, and the warring winds, Shook by the slow, but sure destroyer Time, Now hangs in doubtful ruin o'er its base. And flinty pyramids, and walls of brass, Descend : the Babylonian spires are sunk ; Achaia, Rome, and Egypt moulder down. Time shakes the stable tyranny of thrones, And tottering empires
Page xvi - not half their evil; they are filled with every corruption which poverty and wickedness can generate between them; with all the shameless and profligate enormities that can be produced by the impudence of ignominy, the rage of want, and the malignity of despair. * In a prison the awe of the
Page xxxii - drink the cup Of baleful grief, or eat the bitter bread Of misery ! sore pierced by wintry winds, How many shrink into the sordid hut Of cheerless poverty, How many, rack'd with honest passions, droop In deep retir'd distress.
Page 165 - Erasmus ascribes the frequent plagues in England to the nastiness and dirt, and slovenly habits among the people. *' The floors," says he, " are commonly of clay, strewed with rushes, under which lies unmolested an antient collection of beer, grease, fragments, bones, spittle, excrements of dogs and cats, and
Page xvii - law is spent; there are few fears ; there are no blushes. The lewd inflame the lewd, the audacious harden the audacious. Every one fortifies himself as he can against his own sensibility ; endeavours to practise on others the arts which
Page xxxv - heav'd. At last a heavy pain oppress'd the head; A wild delirium came; their weeping friends Were strangers now, and this no home of theirs. Harrass'd with toil on toil, the sinking powers Lay prostrate and o'erthrown; a ponderous sleep Wrapt all the senses up; they slept and died. In