Memoirs of the Life and Writings of the Late John Coakley Lettsom ...: With a Selection from His Correspondence, Volume 1

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Nichols, son, and Bentley, 1817 - Physicians

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Page 71 - Smitten friends Are angels sent on errands full of love ; For us they languish, and for us they die...
Page 114 - They rave, recite, and madden round the land. What walls can guard me, or what shades can hide ? They pierce my thickets, through my grot they glide, By land, by water, they renew the charge, They stop the chariot, and they board the barge.
Page 67 - When in this vale of years I backward look, And miss such numbers, numbers too of such, Firmer in health, and greener in their age, And stricter on their guard, and fitter far To play life's subtle game, I scarce believe I still survive...
Page 54 - A faithful friend is the medicine of life; and they that fear the Lord shall find him. Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright; for as he is, so shall his neighbour (that is, his friend) be also.
Page 172 - If we may estimate the goodness of a man by his disposition to do good, and his constant endeavours and success in doing it, I can hardly conceive that a better man has ever existed.
Page 102 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Page 37 - s his patient ? At the ball. The doctor stares ; her woman curtsies low, And cries, " My lady, sir, is always so : Diversions put her maladies to flight : True, she can't stand, but she can dance all night...
Page 156 - Theosophically he describes it, by showing that " true Religion Is always mild, propitious and humble; Plays not the tyrant, plants no faith in blood, Nor bears destruction on her chariot wheels; But stoops to polish, succour and redress, And builds her grandeur on the public good.
Page 150 - When the doctor visited him, the gentleman said to him, pointing to his garden, ' Those trees I planted, and have lived to see some of them too old to bear fruit. They are part of my family ; and my children, still dearer to me, must quit this residence, which was the delight of my youth, and the hope of my old age.
Page 23 - Doctor instantly spun round on his artificial heel, and hastily demanded, who was the person that spit in his face ? Sometimes he would order some of the patients, on his visiting days, to precede him with brooms to clear the way, and prevent the patients from too nearly approaching him.

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