Affecting Scenes: Being Passages from the Diary of a Physician, Volume 1

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J. & J. Harper, 1831
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Page iii - It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
Page 107 - To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps Out of my weakness and my melancholy, As he is very potent with such spirits, Abuses me to damn me. I'll have grounds More relative than this: the play's the thing Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
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Page 108 - I have utter'd : bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word, which madness Would gambol from. Mother, for love of grace, Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, That not your trespass but my madness speaks; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen.
Page 120 - Fairest of them all. For his bride a soldier sought her, And a winning tongue had he, On the banks of Allan Water, None so gay as she.
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Page 218 - The ghastly visage of death thus leering through the tinselry of fashion — " the vain show" of artificial joy — was a horrible mockery of the fooleries of life ! Indeed it was a most humiliating and shocking spectacle. Poor creature...

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