Tracts for Missionary Use, Volume 9 (Google eBook)

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Page 22 - Being, who is infinitely more than an adequate object of all those affections; whom we are commanded to "love with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all our mind.
Page 29 - You will be the sufl'eier if the right thing be not done, therefore it is alike your interest and your duty to see that it is done. Suppose then that you have a hard landlord who will do nothing for you, and that you are so poor you cannot spare a shilling or two for the purchase of metal tubes or plates. Then I will tell you what I would do, if I were in your shoes.
Page 17 - MUCH FRESH AIR AS SEVENTEEN THREE-BUSHEL SACKS COULD HOLD ! If you were shut up in a room seven feet broad, seven feet long, and seven feet high, the door and windows fitting so tightly that no air could pass through, you would die, poisoned by your own breath in a very few hours ; in twenty-four hours you would have spoiled all the air contained in the room, and have converted it into poison, provided you could have lived therein so long. One hundred years ago the English were allowed by the Great...
Page 24 - ... of little holes. Suppose that I were to show you a small patch of this skin with a strong magnifying glass, you would see very much what is represented in this drawing. You would find that it is marked with ridges and furrows, and that upon the ridges, round holes are dotted along in lines ; these holes are so small that in some places as many as three thousand of them are packed together upon a space not larger than the surface of a shilling, although separated from each other in the proportion...
Page 26 - ... skin ! But, again, how far do you think the three millions of tubes, running in from these holes, would reach, if they were all joined together and stretched out in a line ? Positively not less than twenty-eight miles ! You will readily admit that three millions of holes and twenty-eight miles of pipes, are not likely to have been placed in the skin of a single body, without a purpose ; what purpose, then do they serve ? Why, they are DRAINS AND SEWERS WHICH THE GREAT BUILDER, WHO MADE THIS HOUSE...
Page 26 - The dirty water that pours out through the holes in the skin, is called perspiration, or sweat. The greater part of the bulk of this perspiration, is water ; but not less than a quarter of an ounce of decaying solid substance is mingled with the quantity that flows away in twenty-four hours. As decaying substance is poisonous, it therefore follows that a quarter of an ounce of poison is drained away from the body through the sewers of the skin, every day. But with a skin thus formed, suppose you...
Page 19 - ... covered them closely down with the hatches. The imprisoned passengers soon found that they were suffocating, and called and knocked loudly for help, but their cries either were unheard or disregarded. In the morning the hatches were removed, and to the horror of the captain and his crew, the hold was found half full of dead bodies and dying people, instead of containing living men and women. Such are the fearful consequences which follow, when human beings are forced to breathe the same air over...
Page 13 - ... of mischievous power remains. Has it ever occurred to you to ask yourself why the pleasant wind blows over hills and fields, and through lanes and streets ? You know very well that the wind always is blowing, more or less. Go out when you will, you find it, if you turn the right way. It is the most uncommon thing in the world for the air to be altogether still. The fresh wind blows so constantly over hill and plain, because God sends it to sweep away and destroy the poison-vapours that steam...
Page 20 - ... who thinks of the bodies of his flock as well as their souls, and does all he can to show his parishioners how to value rightly the substantial blessings God has given them. Nature, indeed, seems to have furnished to this place every advantage that is needed for the preservation of health. But, unfortunately, the cottagers in this parish have taken a perverse fancy into their heads, to make pits close to their doors and windows, into which they throw all the waste and refuse substances of their...
Page 17 - Exercise quickens and exalts the cleansing powers of the breathing — and this is why it is of such great importance to the health. When you go and take a brisk walk in the open air, you increase the force of the internal breeze. The exertion makes your chest expand to a larger size, so that it can admit more fresh air, and it also causes your blood-streams to course along more rapidly, so that a greater abundance of the air is carried on through your frame. A very large quantity of fresh air is...

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