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one opinion; it should be in the mid- and the dinner in the country was dle of the day. or at about two or served up before the breakfast bad three o'clock. Sir A. Carlisle has been duly digested. By my advice justly observed, that it is thus best this evil was remedied: and he has adapted to the decline of animal vi. never since bad any reason to comgor, because it affords a timely re- plain of want of appetite, or of the plenishment before the evening wan- weight and oppression wbich bad so ing of the vital powers, and wbich long distressed him. naturally precedes the hour of rest; TEA. I have already stated my besides which, the custom tends to reasons for considering this repast as prevent intemperance; while late salutary ; and where it is practicable, hours, and a consequent state of ex exercise should follow it. haustion demand, or seem to justify SUPPER. In the time of Elizabeth, an excessive indulgence in strong the nobility and gentry were accusdrinks, and in variety of food. The tomed to dine at eleven, to sup beexact period, however, of dinner, tween five and six, and to go to bed must be directed by the physician at ten. It is therefore evident, that with reference to the necessary ha. any argument, in favor of this meal, bits of his patient, the nature and founded on the healthy condition of time of his breakfast, and, above all, our ancestors, must be fallacious. to the rapidity or slowness of his di- By supper, in modern times, we ungestion. I will illustrate the impor- derstand a late meal just before bedtance of this precept by the relation time. But as sleep is not favorable of a case which lately tell under my to every stage of digestion, it is very immediate notice and care. A gen- questionable whether retiring to rest tleman, resident in a distant part of with a full stomach can, under any the country, applied for my advice circumstances, be salutary. During under the following circumstances. the first part of the process, or that His health was generally good, but of chymification, a person so situated he had lost all appetite for bis din. may perhaps sleep quietly, unless ner, and constantly experienced a indeed the morbido distension of the sensation of weight and uneasiness stomach should impede respiration, after this meal: 1 prescribed some and occasion distress; but when the laxative and bitter medicines, and food has passed out of the stomach, after a fortnight bad elapsed I again and the processes of chylification and saw him. He then told me that be sanguification bave been established, had not experienced the sensations the natural propensity of the body is of which he had complained for for activity, and the invalid awakes some time; but that the circumstance at this period, and remaios in a feafforded him but little encourage- verish state for some hours. On this ment, as he had uniformly found the general principle, then, suppers are same beneficial change whenever be to be avoided; that is to say, hearty resided in London, which be was at suppers, wbich require the active a loss to explaio, as he took the same powers of the stomach for their diexercise in the country. I then in- gestion. The same objection cannot quired whether the hour at which be urged against a light repast, which he dined was the same in both situ. is generally useful to dyspeptics; and ations ? when it appeared, that in the it has been truly and facetiously obcountry he dined at three, and in served that “some invalids need not London at about six. I immediately put or their nightcaps, if they do not suspected the origin of the complaint, first bribe their stomachs to good be. and fortunately touched the spring havior.” An egg lightly boiled, or which unfolded the whole secret: a piece of dry toast, with a small his digestion was remarkably slow, quantity of white wine pegus, will

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AN EPITAPH IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY.

OF THE MOUTHS OF CHILDREN.

often secure a tranquil night, which white vitriol, tincture of myrrh, &c.
would otherwise be passed with rest. The preparations of copper, though
lessness. Among the intellectual they succeeded with Dr. Coates, are
part of the community, there has ev- ' by some said to be pernicious. The
er existed a strong predilection in sulphate of zinc, in strong solution,
favor of suppers; the labor of the succeeded with Dr. Parrish. In dif-
day has been performed; the hour is ferent seasons and cases, no doubt
sacred to couviviality, and the period different preparations will succeed,
is one which is not likely to be inter- as is the case with all other ulcers.
rupted by the call of business. To Muriatic, nitric, and sulphuric acids
those in health, such indulgences failed; constitutional means were of
may be occasionally allowed; bùt no use in this malady, io Dr. Coates's
the physician shonld be cautious how experience. In the practice of M.
he gives his sanction to their whole- Marjolin, the actual cautery applied
someness. The hilarity* which is to the ulcers, also caustic, potash,
felt at this period of the day must and muriate of soda, destroyed the
not be received as a signal for repair. fetor, and removed the disease.
ing to the banquet, but, as an indica-
tion of the sanguification of the pre-
vious meal.

ISAAC BARROW, D. D.

Chaplain to King CAARLES the Second, DR. COATES ON THE GANGRENOUS ULCERS A Man of an immense Genius!

And truly Great, if there be any

Greatness in
This disease commences in the

Devotion, Probity, and Veracity ; gums, dear the necks of the teeth, In an unlimited Compass of Learning, and sides of the cheek, with a slight

With a Modesty equal to it ; ulceration and loss of substance, at

In an uniform Piety,

And a sincere Sweetness of Manners. tended by an air of general languor

He so worthily filled the Chairs of and weakness, without pain or, in Professor of Geometry in Gresham College, general, fever. When the ulcera And of Greek and Mathematics tion extends, the tooth becomes loose,

At Cambridge, gangrene takes place, the sloughs

The place of his Education, separate, and fever appears, particu- That he was an Ornament to the Church

And every other Station of Life, larly when the disease reaches the

and Nation. gums or lips, and when they at When Master of Trinity College, tack the cellular membrane, it be

He founded a Library, comes phlegmonous with thickening which might become the Munificence of

a Prince : and tumor around it. The disease n

He did not so much despise Riches, is, no doubt, produced by general debl

Honors, bility; the soft parts about the mouth And the other Pursuits of Life, 2, being the weakest in the system.

But, being born for higher Ends, OC

Touching the ulcers with a strong He left these to the lowthoughted World. TO

His Life from his Childhood solution of the sulphate of copper, es

Was a constant Imitation of the Divine cured the disease, with an early ex

Being -p:

traction of the teeth, as advised by He contracted his own wants,
Drs. Fox and Pearson; the solution That his Liberality might be the more
is applied carefully twice a day to

diffusive!
the ulcerations. Mr. Pearson advised,

And Posterity continue to be instructed

By his excellent Writings ; in the same disease, diluted mineral

Which give a more adeqate Idea acids, burnt alum, decoction of bark, of his eminent Endowments.

Go, Reader, and imitate ! * BREAKFAST has been considered the He died May 4, A. D. 1677. Aged 47.

meal of friendship ; DINNER that of eti This Monument was erected by his y pi quette ; and SUPPRR the feast of wit.

Friends, rnal?

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VOCAL POETRY. Dear Colin, prevent my warm blushes, BOSTON, TUESDAY, JAN. 23, 1827.

Since how can I speak without pain? My eyes have oft told you my wishes,

REMARKS ON DRESS. O! can't you their meaning explain?

Our dress nay be considered, first, My passion would lose by expression,

in relation to health; secondly, in And you too might cruelly blame ; Then don't you expect a confession regard to its moral or immoral influOf what is too tender to name.

ence ; and thirdly, in reference to its Since yours is the province of speaking, suitableness to the property and situ. Why should you expect it from me?

..ation of individuals in society, Our wishes should be in our keeping,

Till you tell us what they should be. The first and most obvious porThen quickly why don't you discover? pose of clothing, in most climates,

Did your heart feel such tortures as mine, certainly in ours, is the prevention Eyes need not tell over and over What I in my bosom confine.

of sickness, and the preservation of

health. It should of course be warm THE ANSWER.

or cool, light or substantial, that we Good Madam, when ladies are willing,

may be duly protected from cold in A man must needs look like a fool; For me, I would not give a shilling winter, and as little encumbered as For one that can love without rule.,

possible in summer, with weight or At least you should wait for our offers,

heat. Every degree of pressure Nor snatch like old maids in despair ; and compression sbould at all times If you've liv'd to these years without proffers,

be avoided as directly and certainly Your sighs are now lost in the air. pernicious. Compression, when the You should leave us to guess at your

muscles have been in action, has blushing,

sometimes proved suddenly fatal. And not speak the matter too plain ; Tis ours to be forward and pushing ;

No one, especially children, while 'Tis yours to affect a disdain,

warmed by artificial heat, should That you're in a terrible taking,

ever be permitted to wear an outer From all your fond oglings I see ; garment made of any combustible But the fruit that will fall without shaking material. And the less any part of Indeed is too mellow for me.

the entire clothing is inflammable,

the greater is the security against EPIGRAM.

burns and their consequences. Pray, is it owing to the weather That U and I can't dine together?

In the second place, we may, Why no, the reason is, d'ye see, through the medium of dress, carry U cannot come till after T.

about with us, a moral or an imtoo* In Dodsley's Collection of Poems this ral influence. Wbatever in dress, piece was assigned to Sir W. Young, and tends to excite any idea of pbysical the preceding to Lady M. W. Montagu, Of ihis misstatement the lady heavily or moral impurity, is at once offen-complains in a letter to her daughter, the sive and criminal. Our example Countest of Bute, in which she says that the first piece being handed about as the may encourage extravagance, pride, supposed address of Lady Hertford to and superciliousness, or it may be Lord W. Hamilton, she herself wrote the made to promote deatness, simplicisecond extempore as a reply to it.

ty, economy and decency.

LADY M, W. MONTAGU.

J. AIKEN,

398

BOSTON MEDICAL INTELLIGENCER,

In the third point of view, our two inches of snow ?

How many dress may be mean and sordid, aris. inteoded missions of charity and kind ing from avarice or a disregard for offices have failed, where the heart personal neatness ; or it may be pro- bas been willing, but the mind and digal of that wealth which everybody have been too frail and rewise man will prefer to apply to sourceless to furnish this small abilisome more commendable use. It ty to carry them into effect? The may be above or below what is suit- tender female may be in torture able and becoming a man of proper- from painful sympathy on account of ty, and one who has the means and a suffering aod neglected friend, but opportunity of being respected and cannot find a boot, a shoe, or a coat, exemplary in the community. in the whole household establish

The great obstacle to a rational ment, with which she can trust herstyle of dress in all these respects, is self in a drizzling day, to pass a short fashion, a severe arbitress, who will distance to her relief. not permit any division of empire, Now this pbysical and mental and to whom the many seem willing frailty is not oatural; it is false and to bow in proportion to the extrava- artificial, arising from bad education, gance and capriciousness of her de. a misjudging age, and a false estinlands. How few individuals in any mate of character, duty and happihundred persons are in the habit of Dess. Every female, born with a consulting their own resources, taste, common share of corporeal aod menwants and comforts, in selecting the tal capacity, should be made an effimaterials, number and form of their cient being. As her mind is unfoldgarments! And yet, when once in ed, her tender, benevolent and good an age, a man or woman has acted affections and principles should be for himself and combined economy, brought into action, disciplined and good taste, simplicity and ease in a strengthened ; and while this educadress, beholders, yielding to the first tion is going on, her material system impulse, cannot help admiring, and should be so trained and confirmed exclaiming how charming, neat and as cheerfully to execute the best ascomfortable this is ! where did it pirations of the beart, as sanctioned come from? But on reflection, and and approved by the dictates of the finding it of domestic origin aod sup- judgment. ported by one name oply, they want After every salutary purpose of bourage to adopt, what they cannot dress is secured, there is still suffibut approve.

cieot room for the exercise of good How many charming little even- taste. Colors may be adapted to ings have been lost, and passed at complexion ; forms to shape and home sulleo and in illnatured silence, size ; and richness to the pecuniary merely because a woman has not ability of the wearer. The whole possessed sufficient means and ener- character and expression of the engy to walk balf a dozen rods over a tirė wardrode should be conformawet path or pavement, or through ble to the age, rank, circumstaoces,

and condition of the individual. The town clock-keep time and regularprinciples of reason, expediency and ity. She should not be like a town good taste, may very properly be clock, speak so loud that all the modified by the prevailing fashion, like a snail-prudent, and keep with

town may hear her. She should be but should never be subjected to her in her own house. She should not extravagance, follies and dangers. be like a snail, carry all she has on

her back. She should be like an INTOXICATION.

echo--speak when spoken to. She The following article is from the should not be like an echo, deterNew York Literary Gazette.

mined always to have the last word. A simple remedy has been disco Dr. Baron, of Gloucester, England, vered, which effectually cures habi. is about to publish the life of Dr. tual drunkards and tipplers, and reg- Jenner, the discoverer of Vaccinaders them totally averse to spiritu- tion as a preventive of the Smallpox. ous potations in any shape.

A con• siderable number, who have derived

A machine is in operation, in the lasting benefit from the medicine of. western part of New

York, called a fered, stand ready to corroborate, Patent Salt Evaporator, by which it with the most conclusive testimony, is said, 150 bushels may be manufacwhat is here publicly averred, with tured per day. The plan is said to regard to the efficacy of the remedy, be entirely new. Their names will hereafter be deposited with the editor, to whom, in

A Life Preserver for Carriages due season, reference will be made,

has been invented in London. It is leaving to his delicacy and discretion said in the Courier that it will stop to communicate them to those who the most infuriated horse, and premay apply for information, or to vent the injury to life and limb too state the facts concerning their for- often attendant on running away. mer habits. This remedy will be administered gratis to those who are

As two men of Oxford were walking toin indigent circumstances.

gether, All orders, postpaid, will be with their mouths full of jokes, and their promptly attended to, by addressing hearts light as feather, the application to Dr. Chambers, A paper by chance on a window was set, Agent, at the Medical Store, at the And inscribd thereupon, “ this house to

be let." corner of Broadway and Broome They rapp'd at the door, and out came Street, New York, where the medi the maid : cine is sold.

Jan. 13. Are you to be let with the house, pray? A person has just called at our office and informed us that he is one No, sir, she replied, I'm to be let alone. of the number who have been tho

FROM METASTASIO. roughly and radically cured by Dr.

If ev'ry man's internal care Chambers. He had lived for years Were written on his brow, in habits of intemperance. Dr. C. How many would our pity share, will make a fortune by this discove

Who raise our envy now! ry, and he deserves it.

The fatal secret, when reveal'd,

Of every aching breast,
A GOOD WIFE.

Would prove that only while conceal'd There are three things which a

Their lot appear'd the best. good wife should resemble, and yet

EPITAPH ON MR. STRANGE, A LAWYER. these three things she should not Here lies an honest lawyer, and tbat's resemble. She should be like a

Strango.

THE RETORT.

cried one,

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