The Life and Adventures of Dr. Dodimus Duckworth, Volume 2

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P. Hill, 1833
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Page 211 - Remember that your happiness through eternity is at stake ; and give not sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eye-lids, till you have...
Page 196 - Well, if you must have it, you must, I suppose," said the doctor ; " and on the whole, I may perhaps as well take a drop myself — being, as well as you, not a little dropsical." Thus saying, Duckworth helped himself to a glass of the juice of life as he called it, and then poured out one for his patient. " I think they are both very clearly drops-ical," said Brunson, in a whisper to the Reverend Mr.
Page 160 - But there is, nevertheless, en order even here — a rule, enacted for the preservation of the properly, the life, and character of those concerned. The enactment is this — that there shall be no running of horses during the ride ; and that whoever drives his steed faster than a trot, shall forfeit and pay a certain sum of money, to be expended for the benefit of the party ; and moreover shall be held and deemed to have drunk more than becomes a respectable man, or than the occasion itself requires.
Page 160 - ... or stately and exact, like that of a regiment on the line of march. On the contrary, they move briskly and merrily along at a swift trot — the sleighs gliding one after another, as though they slid upon nothing — and the bells musically chiming, to the great animation both of steed and rider. But there is, nevertheless...
Page 160 - ... redemption of forfeits, and the romping and playing of grown-up children occupy the festive hours. The amusements being over, the party return in the same regular order in which they went forth. It is not to be supposed, however, because they move in a line, that their procession is slow and solemn, like that of a futieral ; or stately and exact, like that of a regiment on the line of march.
Page 132 - Well, better die of the remedies than of the disease — or rather, I should say, diseases; because, as I mentioned before, you have a conglomeration of them. It is a principle in the practice of medicine, never to let the patient die of the disease, whatever may happen from the remedies.
Page 196 - Why, as to the pain," replied Brunson, " he deserves to suffer a little for trusting to the prescriptions of such a blockhead as Duckworth ; as to the danger, I suspect there will not be much, for the instrument will never reach through the wall of fat by which the patient...
Page 194 - He had, however, one patient, who, having commenced with a moderate corporation, had so plied the remedy, that at length he found it difficult to waddle about ; and the doctor declared that tapping could be no longer delayed. The patient demurred at first, observing that nothing, which had ever been tapped in his house, had lasted above a fortnight.
Page 93 - Don't you think, doctor, he has a little touch of the diarrhee along with it ?" " Exactly so, Mrs. Catnip. I was going to observe that he had something of a conglomeration of complaints, but the dysentery is the main disease — the captain and head general, as it were, of all the rest.
Page 194 - But the doctor was positive, and the patient finally submitted. A day was fixed for the operation ; and Duckworth, accompanied by two or three students, repaired to the house of the patient, expecting to draw off something like a barrel of water. The neighbors flocked in to see the operation, and to witness the flood on the breaking up of the

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