Physical Culture of the Emerson College of Oratory, Boston

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Emerson College of Oratory Pub. Department, 1891 - Health - 154 pages
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Page 95 - I covet truth ; Beauty is unripe childhood's cheat; I leave it behind with the games of youth:'— As I spoke, beneath my feet The ground-pine curled its pretty wreath, Running over the club-moss burrs; I inhaled the violet's breath; Around me stood the oaks and firs; Pine-cones and acorns lay on the ground; Over me soared the eternal sky, Full of light and of deity; Again I saw, again I heard, The rolling river, the morning bird; — Beauty through my senses stole; I yielded myself to the perfect...
Page 90 - I thought the sparrow's note from heaven, Singing at dawn on the alder bough; I brought him home, in his nest, at even; He sings the song, but it cheers not now, For I did not bring home the river and sky; He sang to my ear, they sang to my eye.
Page 90 - Nor knowest thou what argument Thy life to thy neighbor's creed has lent. All are needed by each one — Nothing is fair or good alone.
Page 154 - There is no great and no small To the Soul that maketh all: And where it cometh, all things are; And it cometh everywhere.
Page 126 - I procured an alarum, which waked me the next morning at seven, (nearly an hour earlier than I rose the day before,) yet I lay awake again at night. The second morning I rose at six ; but notwithstanding this, I lay awake the second night. The third morning I rose at five ; but nevertheless, I lay awake the third night. The fourth morning...
Page 141 - Ibs., by a young man, whose health had been indifferent at the beginning of the experiment. Only two prisoners lost at all in weight, and the quantity in each case was trifling. The prisoners all expressed themselves quite satisfied with this diet, and regretted the change back again to the ordinary diet.
Page 153 - ... wounds, turned himself to the mother whom he found seated, moaning and complaining of pain in her hand. On examination three fingers, corresponding to those injured in the child, were discovered to be swollen and inflamed, although they had ailed nothing prior to the accident. In four-andtwenty hours incisions were made into them and pus was evacuated; sloughs were afterwards discharged, and the wounds ultimately healed.
Page 126 - ... sleep ; healthy women, a little above seven, in four and twenty. If any one desires to know exactly what quantity of sleep his own constitution requires, he may very easily make the experiment, which I made about sixty years ago. I then waked every night about twelve or one, and lay awake for some time. I readily concluded, that this arose from my being in bed longer than nature required.
Page 38 - ... lifting the soul into the realms of goodness, of beauty, of truth, of pulsating divine life, and then practising methods of exercise for the body that will invite those beneficent impulses to pass into and through it. Away with the physical culture that makes the body the drudge and the slave ! Practise the physical culture that lifts the body until one might really say that the body thinks, — until every fibre of its being shall pulsate under the inspiring touch of thought. Men say to us,...
Page 39 - My hope for the human race is bright as the morning star, for a glory is coming to man such as the most inspired tongues of prophets and of poets have never been able to describe. The gate of human opportunity is turning on its hinges, and the light is breaking through its chink ; possibilities are opening, and human nature is pushing forward toward them.

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