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most common of wbich is the vanilla, at such a period, we inevitably couda substance very liable to disagree teract those muscular contractions of with the stomach, and to produce a its coats which are essential to chy. train of nervous symptoms. As a mification. The quantity of soda _common beverage, chocolate is high. thus introduced scarcely deserves ly objectionable; it contains an oil notice : with the exception of the which is difficult of assimilation ; it carbonic acid gas,* it may be regardtherefore oppresses the stomach; ed as water, more mischievous only tbis effect is of course increased by in consequence of the exbilarating the application of too much heat in quality inducing us to take it at a ils preparation. 'Another objection period at which we should not reagainst its use is to be found in the quire the more simple fluid. observations which I have already ofiered on the subject of too great

MISCELLANEOUS concentration.

Cocoa is usually considered as a substitute for chocolate. As it con

Thou shalt lie down tains less nutritive matter, it is not With patriarchs of the infant world—with kings, so objectionable ; and, as the oily Fair forms, and hoary seers of ages past,

The powerful of the earth-the wise, the good, matter exists only in small quantities, All in one mighty sepulchre.". BRYANT. it is less likely to disagree with the

And shrink ye from the way stomach.

To the spirits' distant shore ? WHEY is a deligbtful beverage ; Earth's mightiest men, in arm’d array, bu: as its nature and operation can Are thither gone before. not be well understood till the com. position of milk is investigated, the The warrior kings, whose banner observations wbich I have to offer they are gone where swords avail them

Flew far as eagles fly, on its' use will be deferred till the

not, bistory of this fluid has been ex From the feast of victory. amined.

The nature of weak broths, and And the seers, who sat of yore, the manner in which they are de. They have passod with all their starry

By orient palm or wave, composed in the digestive organs,

lovehave been already considered. Can ye still fear the grave ?

There are certain saline solutions which are frequently employed as

“We fear, we fear !--the sunshine drinks, and deserve some attention And we reck not of the buried kings,

Is joyous to behold; in this place : such as imperial and Or the awful seers of old,”soda water.

IMPERIAL. This is a solution of Ye shrink the bards whose lays cream of tartar flavored with lemon Have made your deep hearts burn, peel. It ought never to be used ex. They have left the Sun, and the voice of

praise, cept as a medicine. If employed as

For the land whence none return : an ordinary drink, it is apt to retard digestion. If ever useful as an arti. And the lovely, whose memorial cle of diet, it will be under circum

Is the verse that cannot die, stances of robust health, and where They too are gone with theirglorious bloom,

From the gaze of human eye. a large quantity of animal food has been taken.

* Jate discoveries bave shown, that SODA WATER. The modern custom the carbonic acid exists in a liquid state of drinking this inviting beverage tily swallowed, it robs the stomach of a

in soda water ; wben, therefore, it is hasduring, or immediately after dinnet, certain portion of heat, as it passes from has been a pregnant source of dys- a liquid into a gaseous state. It therepepsia. By inflating the stomach fore coole as well as distends this organ.

Would ye not join that glorious throng tion, that is, of ulceration in the lungs.

Of the earth's departed flowers, I have tried the remedy in a dozen And the masters of the mighty song In their far and fadeless bowers

cases, of various forms of pulmonary disease.

I find it of little bene" Those songs are high and holy, fit in cases where the lungs are ulcer.

But they vanquish not our fear; ated, as ascertained by the stethosNot from our path those flowers are gone – cope, or by other modes of informaWe fain would linger here."

tion. But in cases of chronic catarrh, Linger then yet awhile,

of chronic purulent discharges from As the last leaves on the bough! the bronchial membrane, even when Ye have loved the gleam of many a smile, attended by hectic, &c. I have found Which is taken from you now.

it ipvaluable. lo these forms of disThere have been sweet singing voices

ease, it is almost specific. In your walks that now are still ;

" It appears to operate on the There are seats left void in your earthly pharynx, larynx, and whole living homes,

mucous membrane of the lungs, more Which none again may fill.

immediately and directly than any

medicine of the class of expectorants Soft eyes are seen no more That made springtime in your heart;

I know of, or have used. Kindred and friends are gone before,

“The mode of preparation is, to And ye still fear to part ?

take the trunks and branches of the

vine, to scrape or peel off the rough 16 We fear not now! we fear not now !

external bark or cuticle, and then to Though the way through darkness bends,

separate from the wood, the thick Our souls are strong to follow them,

internal bark or cutis, a small handOur own familiar friends !"

ful of which is to be iofused in a Neu Monthly Magazine. piot of hot water, and from a pint to

a quart to be drank in the day. This BARK OF THE AMPELOPSIS IN CATARRHAL infusion forms a mild mucilage, which,

on being tasted and drank, will be Extract of a letter addressed to one found to produce a sensation of roughof the Editors by Dr. Dudly Atkins, ness, and a tickling over the whole of Kingston, Pa. “ Since I came to fauces, that irresistibly produces this part of the country, I have be- secretion from the mucous and other come acquainted with the medicinal glands. properties of a plant, which I find an “ As the remedy is so simple, so iovaluable remedy. I refer to the cheap, and yet so effectual, I wish it Ampelopsis, the Vitis and Hedera may become generally known.” of some authors, the common creep: Phil. Med. &. Surg. Jour. Oct. 1826. er which covers the walls of many old buildings in Philadelphia and its environs, growing also on trees, &c. The increased demand for leeches When I came to Kingston, I found during the last 20 years, and the this planit, under the name of coo- scarcity of them in France, America, sumption vine, enjoying a high and and particularly in England, comparuniversal reputation as a remedy for ed with the abundance of these creaconsumption. I have heard of more tures in Germany, Silesia, and Pothan a dozen well attested cases of land, bas gradually given rise to a its curing people who were on the trade in these animals, which is borders of the grave, and who had much greater than one would at first been given up by the best practition- sight be inclined to believe. How ers in the country, as incurable. But profitable this trade must be, may be these were not, so well as I can as- learned from this fact ; that Apothecerlain, cases of genuine consump- caries in Paris and London find it to




their advantage to send men from When thunder comes on they thrust these towns to procure or cause to bag and leeches into any marsh they be procured these animals for their find on the way, but poi in a running use, and to convey them to these stream. When the place is at no capitals. This, however, is less re- great distance, they put into one bag markable when we consider that in as many as it can hold. The better the year 1819, the expense for leech- way seems, however, to be that we es alone in the Parisian hospitals was have already adverled to, transport£4,800 sterling. In the year 1823 iting them in small numbers in bags. was nearly 7000 guineas. According The great object of the above to Sarlandiere the yearly sum paid for statement respecting the quantities these animals, for the hospitals in of leeches used, is to show the probFrance, is upwards of one million and able danger there exists of the sup. a half of francs, or in English money plies of these animals being soon ex£60,000! Not less than seven mil. hausted, and to propose measures to lion two hundred thousand of these an- be taken to prevent such a dreadful imals are annually sent to England. event. The alarm, however, is voThe merchants buy them in summer

ed; and if it were not, the plan for 12 rix dollars, 36 shillings, a thou- proposed of bringing them all 10sand ; in winter they pay from 30 to gether in one large marsh, or in 45 dollars; a price which they can places constructed for them, would very well afford to give, for accord- be much more likely to create a ing to Boehr's statement, a shilling dearth of these animals sooner than or eighteen pence will be sometimes double the present consumption. paid a piece in the shops in London.

Hufeland's Journal. The mode by which the leech merchants transport these animals is dif

From the American Medical Review. ferent. Some make use of wooden

Marlborough, Pa. July 10. vessels, which have been carefully cleaned with boiling water, and which

Dear Sir--I take the liberty to must have contained neither salt, nor forward for your perusal the followtobacco, nor the like. In this ves. iog case of a Horned Woman, bopsel from 2 to 3000 are placed with ing that, from its very rare occur. out water. In 36 hours afterwards, rence, it may not prove unacceptaod just before they are to be putable. The account may be relied into the wagon, one fourth part of on, as many others, besides myself, the vessel is filled with water. have seen ber, and as she resides

As the young animals attack the but five miles from this place. old, care is taken by the merchants Mrs. B-, aged about 70 years, not to put these two together. When the wife of a farmer of Bucks Counthe journey is not above eight days, ty, of a robust constitution, was afthe animals in general live, but if the fected, four years ago, with a very period of their transportation exceeds troublesome itching over the centre this, the greater part of them die, of the parietal bone of the left side. The mortality is still greater when In a short time she perceived a hard the weather is warm, or there bas tumor of a horny structure occupy., been thooder.

ing the place thus affected, which Another set of people, particularly continued to increase, so that by the the French merchants, transport end of twelve months it had altainthese animals in a linen bag, which ed the length of one inch. Without has been well washed, without soap, any considerable pain, it has prohowever, and in order to avoid the gressed in its growth, ao inch every bad consequences of shaking during year, and is at present, 4 inches in the transportation, they carry them length, and thick as one's little finger.


It is not attached to the bone, but is uable manual for American practievidently an affection of the cuticle; tioners." commenciog with a granular hour glass shaped tumor of threeeighths

PETTY AVARICE. of an inch in length, from which the hero abruptly rises. After growing

From a strange inconsistency in straight for one inch and three quar

the human mind, it sometimes bapters, it takes a spiral direction, and bas pens that men are generous and completed nearly a circular turn and bountiful on great occasions, disgrace a half horizontally, of about the di- and distress themselves by a parsiameter of a cent. In appearance it mony io trifles which are beneath so closely resembles the horn of a

their care.

The character of such ram, that was it placed near a real a petty miser has always afforded a sheep's horn, it would be difficult to topic for raillery and derision, but, distinguish between them. It is of perhaps it ought rather to be views the same color, a dingy yellow; it ed with pity, as it appears to be a is perfectly hard and has all the rings species of insanity. natural to a horn of this animal, tas pering also, as it does, to the eod.

PRUSSIAN STATISTICS. As it occasions no pain, except when The following rather curious dea blow compresses its fleshy base tails are found in the Anpals of M. between the horn and the bone ; as it Campy, for 1817. Pomerania ranko is perfectly concealed by her head first as to morality, and there, out of dress, and on account of what is of 4,760 persons, there is ooly ope crifar more moment, with her, a super

minal. In the towns of Dusseldorf, stitious belief, that it is a judgment Cologne, Aix-la-Chapelle, and the from above, for some of her manifold country round Munster, there was, sins, she resists all persuasion to have on the contrary, one criminal io 400. it removed.

For 6,432 persons in Pomerania, With sentiments of gratitude, I am there was only one thief, and only yours, &c.

GEORGE R. MORTON. one for 3,000 persons in Eastern Dr. B. Rush Rhees.

Prussia and Silesia ; while in Treves

and Coblenız, there was one for 800. A NEW WORK,

Where there are most holidays there Towar and Hogan, of Philadels are most robberies; but other crimes phia, bave just published the first are not so frequent. volume of “ Dr Gregory's Elements of the Theory and Practice of Phy. BOSTON, TUESDAY, NOV. 14, 1826. sic, with Notes and Additions; adapted to the Practice of the United States, by Nathaniel Potter, M. D.,

We have recently been much gratProf. of the Practice of Physic in ified in attending a meeting of genthe University of Maryland, and S. tlemen assembled from the several Colhoun, M. D., of Philadelphia, in religious societies in this city, in or two octavo volumes."

der to consider what means could be The publishers add, “in the opinion of those who have examined the devised to lessen the prevalence of work, it is superior to Thomas's in intemperance. A very animating the clearness of its views. and the zeal and engagedoess pervaded the principles of the science, and is free meeting, without any of that confifrom the nosological details which obscure the merit of Good's work,

dence of success which can anticiand that the extensive additions of pate a sudden and general change of tbe editors will render it a very val- the habits of the community. It ap

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peared, however, that something, by a direct assistance and invitation, that much indeed could be done, and taught to love spirit of any kind. ought to be speedily attempted, to Having thus established the prodiminish this overwhelming and pros- per system to be observed at home, tratiog evil.

We were encouraged we are next to extend our views to and refreshed by the good spirit and society, and bere we are not to do intelligence which were shown on anything which sball lessen, or coudthis occasion, because they obviously teract the good effects of our persontended to confirm what we have for al and family rules of conduct; we some time supposed to be true, that must decline to drink spirit when insomething might be done with a good vited to do so abroad, and cease to prospect of success. Whenever the offer it to our guests when at home. enlightened and temperate portion uplese specifically and clearly as a of society shall be duly penetrated medicine. with the importance of doing what Having done this for ourselves can be accomplished in this matter, and our acquaintance, the question and every discreet and practicable now presents itself, what can be means of suppressiog the intemperate done for the public, the great multiuse of ardent spirit, shall be steadily tude of transgessors ? Here we must and perseveringly put in operation, remove, as far as possible, every fathe effects must be extensive and cility to intoxication. Here we need, highly beneficial. Let us begin, then, and will bope for, the cooperation of with ourselves individually. Let eves the legislator and civil magistrate,-ry member of society wbo uses spir- but we ought not, we will not wait it at all, put this question to them for this. We can set up, if we will, selves, distinctly and individually: some discriminations in favor of what Is the quantity of rum, brandy, gin, is right, and in discouragement of or anything else as bad, which I al: what is wrong. Let families, manulow myself to drink, of any service factories, towns, states, in the selec-. to my health,-is it really medicinal tion of their agents and servants, set and necessary? If this question can- their faces decidedly against the innot be answered affirmatively, and temperate, and do something to boos the affirmation sustained before an or, and hold up in reputable distinc: impartial and competent tribunal, let tion, those who will consent to be the practice be abandoned. Having temperate, and decent, and healththus taken for ourselves the course ful. When has this attempt been which reason and conscience shall firmly made in aoy single communiapprove, as the first step in the mo- ty, without having produced a mani. megtous reformation to be brought fest and decisive melioration ? We about, let us next extend our care have heard of several instances of and watchfulness to those who are success, and not of one failure where placed nearest to us, our families.- the trial has been made with suffiLet no child, wife or husband be cient unanimity among the influenmade the worse by our example, or tial and leading members of society,

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