Mental Disorders: Or, Diseases of the Brain and Nerves, Developing the Origin and Philosophy of Mania, Insanity, and Crime, with Full Directions for Their Treatment and Cure
American News Company, 1871 - 487 páginas
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Mental Disorders: Or, Diseases of the Brain and Nerves, Developing the ...
Andrew Jackson Davis
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Página 243 - Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake, and when we sleep : All these with ceaseless praise his works behold Both day and night. How often from the steep Of echoing hill or thicket have we heard Celestial voices to the midnight air, Sole, or responsive each to other's note, Singing their great Creator ! oft in bands While they keep watch, or nightly rounding walk, With heavenly touch of instrumental sounds, In full harmonic number join'd, their songs Divide the night,...
Página 390 - Yet had she many days Of sorrow in the world, but never wept. She lived on alms, and carried in her hand Some withered stalks she gathered in the spring. When any asked the cause, she smiled and said, They were her sisters, and would come and watch Her grave when she was dead. She never spoke Of her deceiver, father, mother, home, Or child, or heaven, or hell, or God ; but still In lonely places walked, and ever gazed Upon the withered stalks, and talked to them ; Till wasted to the shadow of her...
Página 199 - And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole. world ; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Página 272 - While in this state of strong excitement, the mother took up the child from the cradle, where it lay playing, and in the most perfect health, never having had a moment's illness ; she gave it the breast, and in so doing, sealed its fate. In a few minutes the infant left off sucking, became restless, panted, and sank dead upon its mother's bosom.
Página 12 - The soul of man was made to walk the skies, Delightful outlet of her prison here ! There, disencumber'd from her chains, the ties Of toys terrestrial, she can rove at large ; There freely can respire, dilate, extend, In full proportion let loose all her powers, And, undeluded, grasp at something great.
Página 293 - These, alas, all take rank with the " unprofitable servant," who was cast into outer darkness, where there is weeping, and wailing, and gnashing of teeth.
Página 163 - I counted the perspiratory pores on the palm of the hand, and found 3,528 in a square inch. Now, each of these pores being the aperture of a little tube of about a quarter of an inch long, it follows that in a square inch of skin on the palm of the hand, there exists a length of tube equal to 882 inches...
Página 192 - At length, worn out by the annoyance, he deliberately determined not to enter on another year of existence ; paid all his debts, wrapped up in separate papers the amount of the weekly demands, waited, pistol in hand, the night of the 31st of December, and as the clock struck twelve fired it into his mouth.
Página 76 - Was sadder still, the saddest seen in Time . A man, to-day, the glory of his kind, In reason clear, in understanding large, In judgment sound, in fancy quick, in hope Abundant, and in promise, like a field Well cultured, and refreshed with dews from God ; To-morrow, chained, and raving mad, and whipped By servile hands ; sitting on dismal straw, And gnashing with his teeth against the chain, The iron chain, that bound him hand and foot , And trying whiles...
Página 163 - On the pulps of the fingers, where the ridges of the sensitive layer of the true skin are somewhat finer than in the palm of the hand, the number of pores on a square inch a little exceeded that of the palm ; and on the heel, where the ridges are coarser, the number of pores on the square inch was 2268, and the length of tube 567 inches, or 47 feet.