A Letter Addressed to the Chairman of the Select Committee of the House of Commons: Appointed to Enquire Into the State of Mad-houses; to which is Subjoined Remarks on the Nature, Causes, and Cure of Mental Derangement

Chester, 1815 - 100 Seiten

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Seite 33 - Warms in the sun, refreshes in the breeze, Glows in the stars, and blossoms in the trees; Lives through all life, extends through all extent; Spreads undivided, operates unspent...
Seite 33 - Lives through all life, extends through all extent, Spreads undivided, operates unspent ; Breathes in our soul, informs our mortal part, As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart ; As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns, As the rapt Seraph that adores and burns ; To him no high, no low, no great, no small : He fills, he bounds, connects, and equals all.
Seite 34 - My brain I'll prove the female to my soul ; My soul the father: and these two beget A generation of still breeding thoughts...
Seite 10 - ... sacred associations, that it is very difficult to eradicate or remove them. So recently as 1815, Mr. Bakewell mentions the instance of a parent, who insisted that no means of recovery should be used for her son, who was in a state of...
Seite 33 - God breathed into man's nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul," she can explain to her children that this makes the difference between man and the cattle.
Seite 93 - ... his own natural character, viz. that of a bold profligate, with no more religion than the bird that bears his name (Swan.) I wish he had been a Methodist; for in that case I should have hope, that he would some time find grace enough to pay me my charge; but as it is, I have no hopes. I have often asserted...
Seite 92 - At the end of the pamphlet are several interesting, and somewhat instructive cases ; ihe last of which, with his own remarks upon it, we shall lay before our readers. — ' In the early part of a morning, before daylight, I was awoke by a loud knocking at the door ; and upon going to the window, I saw by the light of the moon, a man upon his knees in very loud prayer that the Lord Jesus would scud down his grace upon the master of that house and all his family.
Seite 93 - ... poor father; he left some little property behind him, and we had some very unpleasant disputes; I have, too, drunk hard, and the people said I was going mad; but bless the Lord, they were mistaken, for I was never so well in my life as now. Coming home upon one of the coaches, a voice came to me, and bid me go forth and preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus; I began to pray, and I got off at the village below, and have been praying for the dear souls of the people.
Seite 7 - Large Public Asylums for the Insane, are certainly wrong, upon system ; for nothing can be more calculated to .prevent recovery, from a state of Insanity, than the horrors of a large Mad House, close confinement, and a state of idleness in the company of incurable Lunatics.
Seite 93 - Jesus, break my bonds asunder," accompanied with all the efforts in his power; but these not succeeding, he became calm again for a while. For two days, he was the most part visionary; but using all my efforts to remove his complaint, he seemed quite recovered on the fourth day, and appeared in his own natural character, viz. that of a bold profligate, with no more religion than the bird that bears his name...

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