On the Influence of Education and Training in Preventing Diseases of the Nervous System

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John Churchill, 1855 - Diseases (Nervous) - 438 pages

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Page 371 - Perhaps in this neglected spot is laid Some heart once pregnant with celestial fire; Hands, that the rod of empire might have sway'd, Or waked to ecstasy the living lyre. But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the spoils of time did ne'er unroll; Chill Penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the souL...
Page 130 - ... attend at one and the same instant, to objects which we can attend to separately?* This question has, if I am not mistaken, been already decided by several philosophers in the negative ; and I acknowledge, for my own part, that although their opinion has not only been called in question by others, but even treated with some degree of contempt...
Page 50 - in which the conversation turned on the civil war, what could be conceived more impertinent than for a person to ask abruptly, What was the value of a Roman denarius ? On a little reflection, however, I was easily able to trace the train of thought which suggested the question : for, the original subject of discourse naturally introduced the history of the king, and of the treachery of those who surrendered his person to his enemies ; this again introduced the treachery of Judas Iscariot, and the...
Page 406 - One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. Sweet is the lore which Nature brings ; Our meddling intellect Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things : — We murder to dissect.
Page 33 - At the time of life when this boy began to walk, he seemed to be attracted by bright and dazzling colours ; and though...
Page 384 - Thus people habituate themselves to let things pass through their minds, as one may speak, rather than to think of them. Thus by use they become satisfied merely with seeing what is said, without going any further.
Page 403 - I say, that, if one train of thinking be more desirable than another, it is that which regards the phenomena of nature with a constant reference to a supreme intelligent Author.
Page 131 - It is a matter of common remark that the permanence of the impression which anything leaves on the memory is proportioned to the degree of attention which was originally given it.
Page 177 - A butcher was brought into the shop of Mr. Macfarlan, the druggist, from the market-place opposite, labouring under a terrible accident. The man on trying to hook-up a heavy piece of meat above his head, slipped, and the sharp hook penetrated his arm, so that he himself was suspended. On being examined, he was pale, almost pulseless, and expressed himself as suffering acute agony. The arm could not be moved without causing excessive pain, and in cutting off the sleeve he frequently cried out ; yet,...

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