Comments on Corpulency: Lineaments of Leanness, Mems on Diet and Dietetics

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John Ebers & Company, 1829 - 170 pages
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Page 65 - To store her children with : if all the world Should in a pet of temperance feed on pulse...
Page 74 - THERE is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic : a man's own observation, what he finds good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health...
Page 97 - Ce pain , cet aliment dans mon corps digéré , Se transforme en un lait doucement préparé; Comment, toujours filtré dans ses routes certaines, En longs ruisseaux de pourpre il court enfler mes veines ^ A mon corps languissant rend un pouvoir nouveau , Fait palpiter mon cœur, et penser mon cerveau ? Il lève au ciel les yeux , il s'incline , il s'écrie : Demandez-le à ce Dieu qui nous donna la vie.
Page 101 - A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Page 160 - Wanted, for a family who have bad health, a sober, steady person, in the capacity of doctor, surgeon, apothecary, and man-midwife. He must occasionally act as butler, and dress hair and wigs. He will be required sometimes to read prayers, and to preach a sermon every Sunday. A good salary will be given.
Page 156 - This I behold neither sin nor shame in him, feeding himself on plain and wholesome repast, that he might feast others by his bounty, and thereby deserving rather praise than a jeer from posterity.
Page 123 - Some men there are love not a gaping pig; Some, that are mad if they behold a cat; And others, when the bagpipe sings i...
Page 161 - Nor is excess the only thing by which sin mauls and breaks men in their health, and the comfortable enjoyment of themselves thereby, but many are also brought to a very ill and languishing habit of body by mere idleness; and idleness is both itself a great sin, and the cause of many more. The husbandman returns from the field, and from manuring his ground strong and healthy, because innocent and laborious; you...
Page 27 - Bath, a remarkably large, corpulent, and powerful man, wanting to go by the mail, tried for a place a short time before it started. Being told it was full, he still determined to get admission, and opening the door, which no one near him ventured to oppose, he got in. When the other passengers came, the ostler reported that there was a gentleman in the coach ; he was requested to come out, but having drawn up the blind, he remained quiet. Hearing, however, a consultation on the means of making him...
Page 54 - Représentez-vous un petit homme haut de trois pieds et demi, extraordinairement gros, avec une tête enfoncée entre les deux épaules: voilà mon oncle.

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