Disquisitions in the History of Medicine: Part First, Exhibiting a View of Physic, as Observed to Flourish, During Remote Periods, in Europe, and the East, Issue 177, Volume 1

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Blackwood, 1811 - 342 pages

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Page 183 - And trembling Greece for her physician fear'd. To Nestor then Idomeneus begun: 'Glory of Greece, old Neleus' valiant son! Ascend thy chariot, haste with speed away, And great Machaon to the ships convey. A wise physician, skill'd our wounds to heal, Is more than armies to the public weal.
Page 179 - Arsinous' daughter, graced with golden hairs: (Whom to his aged arms, a royal slave, Greece, as the prize of Nestor's wisdom gave:) A table first with azure feet she...
Page 176 - E'en to the ships victorious Troy pursues, Her force increasing as her toil renews. Those chiefs, that used her utmost rage to meet, Lie pierced with wounds, and bleeding in the fleet. But thou, Patroclus ! act a friendly part, Lead to my ships, and draw this deadly dart; With lukewarm water wash the gore away; With healing balms the raging smart allay, Such as sage Chiron, sire of pharmacy, Once taught Achilles, and Achilles thee. Of two famed surgeons, Podalirius stands This hour surrounded by...
Page 58 - Desert, where water is more plentiful are found lions, panthers, elephants, and wild boars. Of domestic animals, the only one that can endure the fatigue of crossing the Desert, is the camel. By the particular conformation of the stomach, he is enabled to carry a supply of water sufficient for ten or twelve days ; his broad and yielding foot is well adapted for a sandy country ; and by a singular motion of his upper lip, he picks the smallest leaves from the thorny shrubs of the Desert as he passes...
Page 180 - And wholesome garlic, crown'd the savoury treat, Next her white hand an antique goblet brings, A goblet sacred to the Pylian kings From eldest times: emboss'd with studs of gold, Two feet support it, and four handles hold; On each bright handle, bending o'er the brink, In sculptured gold, two turtles seem to drink: A massy weight, yet heaved with ease by him, When the brisk nectar overlook'd the brim.
Page 133 - Oriental literature, in all its branches, has been greatly indebted), which the Hindoos suppose to have been revealed by Menu, some millions of years ago, there is a curious passage on the legal interest of money, and the limited rate of it in different cases, with an exception in regard to adventures at sea ; an exception which the sense of mankind approves, and which commerce absolutely requires, though it was not beforethe reign of Charles I. that our English jurisprudence fully admitted it in...
Page 186 - Morni's son was sad, he came and spoke the words of peace. 'Can the hand of Gaul heal thee, youth of the mournful brow? I have searched for the herbs of the mountains; I have gathered them on the secret banks of their streams. My hand has closed the wound of the brave, their eyes have blessed the son of Morni.
Page 333 - Sanguinis inter se multis coeuntibus guttis; Ex aurique putat micis consistere posse Aurum, et de terris terram concrescere parvis ; Ignibus ex igneis, humorem humoribus esse.
Page 156 - It was on Cromla's shaggy side that Dorglas had placed the deer;* the early fortune of the chace, before the heroes left the hill. A hundred youths collect the heath ; ten warriors wake the fire; three hundred chuse the polished stones.
Page 220 - Dost thou force me from my place?' replied the hollow voice. The people bend before me. I turn the battle in the field of the brave. I look on the nations and they vanish: my nostrils pour the blast of death. I come abroad on the winds: the tempests are before my face. But my dwelling is calm, above the clouds; the fields of my rest are pleasant.

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