An Account of Persons Remarkable for Their Health and Longevity: Exhibiting Their Habits, Practices and Opinions, to which are Added Authentic Cases of Recovery from Many Severe and Protracted Maladies, with the Means Successfully Employed; a Definite Plan for the Removal of that Peculiar Affection of the Throat, to which Clergymen and Other Public Speakers are Liable; and Maxims of Health for the Gouty, Paralytic and Asthmatic

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Pub. (for the author) by Simpkin and Marshall, 1829 - 313 Seiten
 

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Seite 69 - Cornaro the Venetian; which I the rather mention, because it is of undoubted credit, as the late Venetian Ambassador, who was of the same family, attested more than once in conversation, when he resided in England. 11. Cornaro, who was the author of the little treatise...
Seite 81 - I have already observed, had made such a progress as to be in a manner incurable. It had likewise this other good effect, that I no longer experienced those annual fits of sickness, with which I used to be afflicted, while I followed a different, that is, a sensual course of life; for then I used to be attacked every year with a strange kind of fever, which sometimes brought me to death's door. From this disease then, I also freed myself, and became exceeding healthy, as I have continued from that...
Seite 108 - I enjoy; how I mount my horse without any assistance, or advantage of situation ; and how I not only ascend a single flight of stairs, but climb up a hill from bottom to top, afoot, and with the greatest ease and unconcern ; then how gay, pleasant, and...
Seite 69 - He lived to give a third or fourth edition of it, and after having passed his hundredth year, died without pain or agony, and like one who falls asleep.
Seite 60 - I beseech all persons who shall read this work not to degrade themselves to a level with the brutes, or the rabble, by gratifying their sloth, or by eating and drinking promiscuously whatever pleases their palates, or by indulging their appetites of every kind. But whether they understand physic or not, let them consult their reason, and observe what agrees, and what does not agree with them, that, like wise men, they may adhere to the use of such things as conduce to their health, and forbear...
Seite 115 - I have the additional comfort of seeing a kind of immortality in a succession of descendants. For, as often as I return home, I find there, before me, not one or two,, but eleven, grandchildren, the...
Seite 110 - ... than men. But on my draining off the waters, the air mended, and people resorted to it so fast, and increased to such a degree, that it soon acquired the perfection in which it now appears ; hence I may say with truth, that I have given in this place an altar and a temple to God, with souls to adore him.
Seite 70 - Italy within a few years, even within my own memory ; the first, flattery and oeremoniousness ; the second, Lutheranism,* which some have most preposterously embraced ; the third, intemperance ; and that these three vices, like so many cruel monsters, leagued, as indeed they are, against mankind, have gradually prevailed so far, as to rob civil life of its sincerity, the soul of its piety, and the body of its health...
Seite 78 - I had once resolved to live soberly, and according to the dictates of reason, feeling it was my duty as a man so to do, I entered with so much resolution upon this new course of life, that, nothing since has been able to divert me from it. The consequence was, that in a few days, I began...
Seite 100 - ... sick person. But, independent of all this, I might answer others, and still better, that whoever leads a regular life cannot be sick ; or at least but seldom, and for a short time ; because, by living regularly he extirpates every seed of sickness and thus by removing the cause, prevents the effects ; so that he who pursues a regular course of life need not be apprehensive of illness, as he need not be afraid of the effect, who has guarded against the cause.

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