On Regimen and Longevity: Comprising Materia Alimentaria, National Dietetic Usages, and the Influence of Civilization on Health and the Duration of Life

Haswell & Johnson, 1842 - 420 pages

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Page 251 - And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, "Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
Page 41 - Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air...
Page 40 - In the more remote ages of antiquity, the world was unequally divided. The East was in the immemorial possession of arts and luxury; whilst the West was inhabited by rude and warlike barbarians, who either disdained agriculture, or to whom it was totally unknown. Under the protection of an established government, the productions of happier climates, and the industry of more civilized nations, were gradually introduced into the western countries of Europe; and the natives were encouraged, by an open...
Page 201 - Her audience were filled with envy of the English, and a gloom spread over them, which showed discontent at their own condition. They were departing with this sentiment, when the woman happened to say, ' England certainly wants one thing.
Page 195 - ... spontaneously; but if a man plants ten of them in his lifetime, which he may do in about an hour, he will as completely fulfil his duty to his own and future generations, as the native of our less temperate climate can do by ploughing in the cold of winter, and reaping in the summer's heat, as often as these seasons return; even if, after he has procured bread for his present household, he should convert a surplus into money, and lay it up for his children.
Page 231 - The inspissated juice of the grape (sapa vini) called here dibbs, is brought to the city in skins and sold in the public markets: it has much the appearance of coarse honey, is of a sweet taste, and in great use among the people of all sorts.
Page 201 - ... They were departing with this sentiment, when the woman happened to say, ' England certainly wants one thing.' ' What is that ? ' said the Arabs eagerly. ' There is not a single date-tree in the whole country ! ' ' Are you sure ? ' was the general exclamation. ' Positive,' said the old nurse ; ' I looked for nothing else all the time I was there, but I looked in vain.
Page 205 - that figs increase the strength of young people, preserve the elderly in better health and make them look younger and with fewer wrinkles. They are so nutritive as to cause corpulency and strength ; for this cause,' continues he, 'professed wrestlers and champions were in times past fed with figs.
Page 325 - ... the more nearly do they approach perfection. Even in the utmost refinements of his luxury, and in his choicest delicacies, the same great principle is attended to ; and his sugar and flour, his eggs and butter, in all their various forms and combinations, are nothing more or less, than disguised imitations of the great alimentary prototype MILK, as furnished to him by nature.
Page 39 - Nor drum was heard, nor trumpet's angry sound: Nor swords were forged; but, void of care and crime, The soft creation slept away their time. The teeming earth, yet guiltless of the plough, And unprovoked, did fruitful stores allow : Content with food, which nature freely bred, On wildings and on strawberries they fed; Cornels and bramble-berries gave the rest, And falling acorns furnished out a feast.

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