Essays and Orations, Read and Delivered at the Royal College of Physicians: To which is Added an Account of the Opening of the Tomb of King Charles I.

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J. Murray, 1833 - 173 עמודים
 

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עמוד 47 - My pulse, as yours, doth temperately keep time, And makes as healthful music : it is not madness That I have utter'd : bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word ; which madness Would gambol from.
עמוד 53 - Shakespeare is, above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life.
עמוד 137 - Cotton. I was not only treated by him with the greatest tenderness while I was ill, and attended with the utmost diligence, but when my reason was restored to me, and I had so much need of a religious friend to converse with, to whom I could open my mind upon the subject without reserve, I could hardly hstve found a fitter person for the purpose.
עמוד 79 - Bacon, one of the wisest men who has lived, encourages physicians to make it a part of their art to smooth the bed of death and to render the departure from life easy, placid and gentle. " This doctrine, so accordant with the best principles of our nature, commended not only by the wisdom of this consummate philosopher but also by the experience of one of the most judicious and conscientious physicians of modern times, the late Dr.
עמוד 69 - Of the great number to whom it has been my painful professional duty to have administered in the last hours of their lives, I have sometimes felt surprised that so few have appeared reluctant to go to ' the undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveller returns.
עמוד 70 - Many, we may easily suppose, have manifested this willingness to die, from an impatience of suffering, or from that passive indifference which is sometimes the result of debility and extreme bodily exhaustion. But I have seen those who have arrived at a fearless contemplation of the future, from faith in the doctrine which our religion teaches. Such men were not only calm and supported, but even cheerful in the hour of death ; and I never quitted such a sick chamber without a wish that " my last...
עמוד 72 - ... aggravate his danger. And unless I shall have found him averse from doing what was necessary in aid of my remedies, from a want of a proper sense of his perilous situation, I forbear to step out of the bounds of my province in order to offer any advice which is not necessary to promote his cure. At the same time, I think it indispensable to let his friends know the danger of his case the instant I discover it. An arrangement of his worldly affairs, in which the comfort or...
עמוד xxv - There was a passage broke through the wall of the banquetinghouse, by which the king passed unto the scaffold; where, after his majesty had spoken and declared publicly that he died a christian according to the profession of the church of England, (the contents of which have been several times printed) the iatal stroke was given by a disguised person.
עמוד ix - At length the whole face was disengaged from its covering. The complexion of the skin of it was dark and discoloured. The forehead and temples had lost little, or nothing of their muscular substance ; the cartilage of the nose was gone ; but the left eye, in the first moment of exposure, was open and full, though it vanished, almost immediately : and the pointed beard, so characteristic of the reign of King Charles, was p 2 perfect.
עמוד 136 - Islington, where he was waiting for his sister, whom he had directed to meet him : there was then nothing of disorder discernible in his mind by any but himself; but he had withdrawn from study, and travelled with no other book than an English Testament, such as children carry to the school : when his friend took it into his hand, out of curiosity to see what companion a Man of Letters had chosen, I have but one book, said Collins, but that is the best.

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