How to preserve 'the house I live in'; or, Hints for the regulation of health

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C. Gilpin, 1844 - 12 Seiten
 

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Seite 9 - Essential to his health, should never mix With human kind, nor art, nor trade pursue. He not the safe vicissitudes of life Without some shock endures ; ill-fitted he To want the known, or bear unusual things. Besides, the powerful remedies of pain (Since pain in spite of all our care will come) Should never with your prosperous days of health Grow too familiar : for by frequent use The strongest medicines lose their healing power And even the surest poisons theirs to kill.
Seite 9 - This opinion is principally derived from the formation of his teeth and digestive organs, as well as from the character of his skin, and the general structure of his limbs.
Seite 5 - She never feels the spleen's imagin'd pains, Nor melancholy stagnates in her veins ; She never loses life in thoughtless ease, Nor on the velvet couch invites disease ; Her home-spun dress in simple neatness lies, And for no glaring equipage she sighs : Her reputation, which is all her boast, In a malicious visit ne'er was lost ; No midnight masquerade her beauty wears, And health, not paint, the fading bloom repairs.
Seite 7 - Behold the labourer of the glebe, who toils In dust, in rain, in cold and sultry skies ! Save but the grain from mildews and the flood, Nought anxious he what sickly stars ascend. He knows no laws by Esculapius given; He studies none. Yet him nor midnight fogs Infest, nor those envenom'd shafts that fly When rabid Sirius fires th
Seite 7 - On the other hand, when a muscle is little used, its volume and power decrease in a corresponding degree.
Seite 13 - Nor crown with festive rites the' auspicious day; Such feast might prove more fatal than the waves, Than war or famine. While the vital fire Burns feebly, heap not the green fuel on; But prudently foment the wandering spark With what the soonest...
Seite 10 - Thus we find, that whether we consider the teeth and jaws, or the immediate instruments of digestion, the human structure closely resembles that of the simiae, all of which, in their natural state, are completely frugivorous.
Seite 9 - Mr. Thomas Bell, lecturer on the anatomy and diseases of the teeth, at Guy's Hospital, and surgeon-dentist to that institution, in his ' Physiological Observations on the Natural Food of Man deduced from the Character of the Teeth,' says, ' The opinion which I venture to give has not been hastily formed, nor without what appeared to me sufficient grounds. It is not, I think, going too far to say, that every fact connected with human organization goes to prove that man was originally formed a frugivorous...
Seite 10 - The natural food of man, therefore, judging from his structure, appears to consist of fruits, roots, and other succulent parts of vegetables ; and his hands offer him every facility for gathering them. His short and moderately strong jaws on the one hand, and his...
Seite 13 - To every casualty of varied life; Serene he bears the peevish eastern blast, And uninfected breathes the mortal south. Such the reward of rude and sober life; Of labour such. By health the peasant's toil Is well repaid; if exercise were pain Indeed, and temperance pain. By arts like these Laconia nursed of old her hardy sons ; And Rome's unconquered legions urged their way, Unhurt, through every toil in every clime.

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