A treatise on the mineral waters of Harrogate

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Hargrove and Sons, 1810 - 225 pages
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Page 123 - With dim mortality. It is not air That from a thousand lungs reeks back to thine, Sated with exhalations rank and fell, The spoil of dunghills, and the putrid thaw Of nature; when from shape and texture she...
Page 213 - And that we might not want inducements to engage us in such an exercise of the body as is proper for its welfare, it is so ordered that nothing valuable can be procured without it. Not to mention riches and honour, even food and raiment are not to be come at without the toil of the hands and sweat of the brows.
Page 214 - Begin with gentle toils; and as your nerves Grow firm, to hardier by just steps aspire ; The prudent, even in every moderate walk, At first but saunter, and by slow degrees Increase their pace.
Page 140 - The management of the mind in hypochondriacs, is often nice and difficult. The firm persuasion that generally prevails in such patients, does not allow their feelings to be treated as imaginary, nor their apprehension of danger to be considered as groundless, though the physician may be persuaded that it is the case in both respects. Such patients, therefore, are not to be treated either by raillery, or by reasoning.
Page 22 - Cures without care; or a summons to all such as find little or no help by the use of Physick, to repair to the Northern Spaw...
Page 123 - Ye who amid this feverish world would wear A body free of pain, of cares a mind ; Fly the rank city, shun its turbid air ; Breathe not the chaos of eternal smoke And volatile corruption, from the dead, The dying, sick'ning, and the living world Exhal'd, to sully Heaven's transparent dome With dim mortality.
Page 123 - Imbibed, would poison the balsamic blood. And rouse the heart to every fever's rage. While yet you breathe, away; the rural wilds Invite; the mountains call you, and the vales; The woods, the streams, and each ambrosial breeze That fans the ever undulating sky: A kindly sky!
Page 135 - Such persons are particularly attentive to the state of their own health, to every the smallest change of feeling in their bodies ; and from any unusual feeling, perhaps of the slightest kind, they apprehend great danger, and even death itself. In respect to all these feelings and apprehensions, there is commonly the most obstinate belief and persuasion.
Page 22 - Spaw wherein by many precedents of a few late years, it's proved to the world that infirmities of their own nature desperate, and of long continuance, have received perfect cure by virtue of mineral waters near Knaresbwgh, in the West Biding of Yorkshire,
Page 141 - As it is the nature of man to indulge every present emotion, so the hypochondriac cherishes his fears ; and, attentive to every feeling, finds in trifles light as air, a strong confirmation of his apprehensions. His cure, therefore, depends especially upon the interruption of his attention, or upon its being diverted to other objects than his own feelings.

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