The Code of Health and Longevity: Or, A Concise View, of the Principles Calculated for the Preservation of Health, and the Attainment of Long Life ..

A. Constable & Company, 1807

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Σελίδα 317 - For strength of nature in youth passeth over many excesses which are owing a man till his age. Discern of the coming on of years, and think not to do the same things still; for age will not be defied. Beware of sudden change in any great point of diet, and if necessity enforce it, fit the rest to it; for it is a secret, both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things than one.
Σελίδα 538 - ... a custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black stinking fumes thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.
Σελίδα 260 - ... his ability, but is judged most by the event ; which is ever but as it is taken : for who, can tell, if a patient die or recover, or if a state be preserved or ruined, whether it be art or accident ? And therefore many times the impostor is prized, and the man of virtue taxed. Nay, we see [the] weakness and credulity of men is such, as they will often prefer a mountebank or witch before a learned physician.
Σελίδα 293 - They have in Turkey a drink called coffee, made of a berry of the same name, as black as soot, and of a strong scent, but not aromatical ; which they take, beaten into powder, in water, as hot as they can drink it : and they take it, and sit at it in their coffeehouses, which are like our taverns. This drink comforteth the brain and heart, and helpeth digestion.
Σελίδα 356 - Socrates used to say, that it was pleasant to grow old with good health and a good friend ; and he might have reason. A man may be content to live while he is no trouble to himself or his friends ; but, after that, it is hard if he be not content to die. I knew and esteemed a person abroad, who used to say, a man must be a mean wretch that desired to live after threescore years old. But so much, I doubt, is certain, that in life, as in wine, he that will drink it good, must not draw it to dregs.
Σελίδα 522 - The first physicians by debauch were made ; Excess began, and sloth sustains the trade. By chase our long-lived fathers earned their food ; Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood ; But we their sons, a pamper'd race of men, Are dwindled down to threescore years and ten. Better to hunt in fields for health uubought Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on exercise depend : God never made His work for man to mend.
Σελίδα 298 - They tell a tale of the old Countess of Desmond, who lived till she was seven score years old, that she did dentire twice or thrice ; casting her old teeth, and others coming in their place.
Σελίδα 329 - Britons were longer-lived than any other nation to them known. And in modern times there have been more and greater examples of this kind than in any other countries of Europe. The story of old Parr is too late to be forgotten by many now alive, who was brought out of Derbyshire to the court in King Charles...
Σελίδα 104 - ... and other bodies standing continually in the water, or continually in the air, last longer than if they were sometimes wet, sometimes dry; and so stones continue longer if they be laid towards the same coast of heaven in the building that they lay in the mine. The same is of plants removed, if they be coasted just as they were before. Observations. (1.) Let this be laid for a foundation, which is most sure, that there is in every tangible body a spirit, or body pneumatical, inclosed and covered...
Σελίδα 323 - Some writers, in casting up the goods most desirable in life, have given them this rank; health, beauty, and riches. Of the first I find no dispute, but to the two others much may be said : for beauty is a good that makes others happy rather than one's self; and how riches should claim so high a rank, I cannot tell, when so great, so wise, and so good a part of mankind have in all ages preferred poverty before them. The...

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