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would raise a Ferment to blow up the whole Frame. Horfes, or Beasts with dry Meat, drink as much cold Water as they can at once, if they be permitted twice a-Day, or oftener, which is the only Alloy they have to condense the Şteam, contract the Stomach, and give an Opportunity to the Glands in the Stomach and Gats to fill with Juices. A moderate Quantity of cold Water, or other weak Liquor, doubtless condenses the Steam, and makes the Stomach contract; but the Parts of Water are so light, that unless one take a very great Quantity, the Heat of the Body in a short Time takes off the Cold, and raises a Steam before any great Quantity of the Juices can be secreted into the imall Veílels: and Glands, and thence into the Stomach, and repels the Blood, and extends the Stomach. But when the Body is very hot, the Steam high, and the Juices very thin, and little remaining in the Stomach, if one drink a considerable Quantity of cold Water, it wholly condenses the Steam in the Stomach, and perhaps some may pals down into the Guts before the Pilorus can shut, and it will abate the Strength of the Steam ifsuing out of the Guts, lo far, that imniediately that which perfpires will stick
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forts of Juices will in Time again abound in the Blood, nay even fasting will not correct those sharp Juices, for that will make them flow in, and act almost alone, and become sharper. And nothing will fufficiently change the Constitution of the Blood and Juices, but a constant Diet, which will let the Stomach contract, the Juices come in, clog, alloy, and discharge them downward, and supply the Blood with fresh cool Juices. .
CHA P. XXXVIII. The natural Efforts made by the Agents to · remove the Matter which offends or ob
ftruets, and to prevent too great Emifhon of the Juices outward or inward; in foort, to keep every Thing in Order,
and to repair every Thing which is out * of Order.
All Dif. IT appears in those we do understand, cafes are 1 and 'tis likely it would appear fo in all Lfforts of the Agents the rest, if we understood them, that all to clear those Effects we call Diseases are Efforts
of the several Agents to cure those Dileases; and that Things are so surprisingly framed and qualified, without and within
us, čo preserve us, that not one Disorder :
lefs is discharged by the Lungs, by the Urine, by the Glands, by the Nostrils, &c. When any cf the Juices are stopt or stagnated, the Steams force their Way, till they remove the Obstacle, or diffolve them, or inflame the Parts, and discharge them there. When there are too many Tharp Juices thrown out of the Blood into the Stomach, the Ferment rises till it can discharge them. When Phlegm increafes, it straightens the Passages, and stops the Salts to diffalve it. When Salt, or any Thing wounds the Glands, they open, and the Steam:forces the Juices to fecrete, which opens the Passages to discharge them; when any Thing stops, of wounds the Glands in the Lungs, we cough to throw it off, and those Efforts augment the Force of the Steam. When the Steam drives the Blood with too great Force, thins it too much, and makes too great - Secretions, : it. extends the Bloodvessels, and straightens the Glands. When the Steam is spent, or the Agents--too
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senseless till it be replenished or thinned. cality of Upon the whole, it will appear how-nice, the know and how dangerous a Thing it is, for
those who go 10 work in the Dark, know not the Agents that act in and about the
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