This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...gout in his foot will bring on a fever; that lean physician, Sangrado, the Hippocrates of Valladolid, will be called in. He will go about to ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...gout in his foot will bring on a fever; that lean physician, Sangrado, the Hippocrates of Valladolid, will be called in. He will go about to cure Sedillo after his wonted fashion. He will explain in due course to his patient that the human blood is not a gravy, and that it is a mere vulgar error to suppose that it is of any use in the human system; and so at last, by depletion of blood and repletion of water, he will kill the canon, and after his dissolution will complain that his life was lost through too much reserve in the use and application of his sovereign remedies. AITH, says Richter, is a flower of belief, which blossoms in the night. Addison has spoken of it as a virtue which produces patience, hope, cheerfulness, and many other more or less agreeable conditions of being. Over and over again has been confidently allotted to it the power of alleviating calamities. It is, however, well not to forget, for our own interest, that it has been, beyond all doubt, on many occasions the main cause of their occurrence. Implicit affiance in the word of another man is in this best of worlds sometimes not altogether wise. The entire belief and resignation of the understanding--which is now faith and now credulity, according to the nature of the mind which contemplates it--though a spiritual quality of the highest character, is apt, as a worldly attribute, to lead one through various byways of distress to an ultimate resting-place of ruin. Faith may expand the intellect and purify the heart, but it certainly corrupts our reputation for common sense and contracts our purse. It was the full fiducial reliance on the tale of Lamela and his trinity of associates that confounded the wretched Samuel Simon. If he could have seen those celebrated verses of Voltaire in his...Read Less
Small 4to in original gray cloth with paper label abraded away. Top of spine has closed tears and chips, bottom is heavily abraded. Bumping at corners, both covers lightly stained and text darkening with some offset. Former donor inscribed ffep. Overall, VG condition. Listing updated 4/1/11 Shelved in Netdesk office. Rockville.
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