Disciples of Ęsculapius v. 2, Volume 2

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Hutchinson & Company, 1900
 

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Page 573 - he remembers the exquisite poem commencing :— "Not a drum was heard, not a funeral note, As his corse to the rampart we hurried ; Not a soldier discharged his farewell shot O'er the grave where our hero we buried,
Page 686 - with animality, with the power of acquiring new parts, attended with new propensities, directed by irritations, sensations, volitions, and associations, and thus possessing the faculty of continuing to improve by its own inherent activity and of delivering down those improvements by generation to its posterity world without end
Page 529 - When the ear heard him, then it blessed him ; when the eye saw him, it gave witness to him. He delivered the poor that cried, the fatherless, and him that hath none to help him.
Page 531 - its other treasures, the Medical Society of London possesses a famous picture painted by S. Medley, representing that quaint old Quaker physician, Dr. Lettsom, of doggerel fame, if such be fame :— " When people's ill they comes to I ; I physicks, bleeds, and sweats 'em. Sometimes they live ; sometimes they die ; What's that to I ? I Lettsom,"—
Page 520 - John Hunter. The " dear man " replied with characteristic bluntness, but not in the best grammar : " I own I was glad when I heard you was married to a woman of fortune ; but let her go, never mind her. I shall employ you with hedgehogs, for I do not know how far I may trust mine.
Page 635 - the great, the valiant, and the wise, This age's wonder for his noble parts, Skilled in six tongues and learned in all the arts, Born on the day he died, the nth of June, And that day bravely fought at Scanderoon
Page 446 - work he spent very little time in speculating on what people at large either thought or said of him. For what to men of the Cullen type is this life ? " It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Page 685 - the greyhound, . . . and add to these the great changes of shape and colour which we daily see produced in smaller animals from our domestication of them, or from the difference of climates and even of seasons ; when we enumerate the great changes produced in the species of animals before their nativity and continued to their posterity, . . . and become convinced that the
Page 648 - trial at Bury St. Edmunds, over which Sir Matthew Hale presided as judge, in sending two poor miserable wretches to death for giving fits to one or more who died from epilepsy. "The fits," he swore, " were natural, but heightened by the devil's co-operating influence with the malice of the witches, at whose instance he did the villainies." Uncompromising admirers of Browne regret this
Page 649 - and cannibals, devourers, not only of men, but of ourselves, and that not in an allegory, but in a positive truth, for all this mass of flesh which we behold came in at our mouths ; this frame we look upon hath been upon our trenchers ; in brief, we have devoured ourselves." Who need be surprised that a man writing such wild heresy in the era of the

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