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Pagina 26 - tis madness to defer: Next day the fatal precedent will plead, Thus on, till wisdom is pushed out of life. Procrastination is the thief of time ; Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
Pagina 9 - And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. 10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
Pagina 87 - What thou seest, What there thou seest, fair creature, is thyself ; With thee it came and goes ; but follow me, And I will bring thee where no shadow stays Thy coming, and thy soft embraces, he Whose image thou art ; him thou shalt enjoy Inseparably thine, to him shalt bear Multitudes like thyself, and thence be called Mother of human race.
Pagina 17 - They feel as if a sting or stitch descended from the head along the spinal marrow. Every time they go to stool, or have occasion to make water, they shed a great quantity of thin seminal liquor; they are incapable of procreation; and they frequently dream of the act of coition. Walking, particularly in rugged paths, puts them out of breath, and weakens them, occasioning a heaviness in the head, and noise in the ears, which are succeeded by a violent fever, that terminates their days.
Pagina 94 - I am feeble and sore broken : I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
Pagina 116 - And this view of longevity assigns the cause, and shews the reasonableness of that desire for long life which is so universal and constant as to be commonly considered instinctive. Longevity and happiness, if not invariably, are generally, coincident. " If there may be happiness without longevity, the converse is not possible : there cannot be longevity without happiness. Unless the state of the body be that of tolerable health, and the state of the mind that of tolerable enjoyment, long life is...
Pagina 18 - The spinal marrow does not only waste, but the body and mind both equally languish, and the man perishes a miserable victim.
Pagina 18 - After frequent nocturnal pollutions," says he, " not only the powers are lost, the body falls away and the face turns pale, but, moreover, the memory fails, a cold sensation seizes all the limbs, the sight is clouded, and the voice becomes hoarse, all the body languishes by degrees, disturbing dreams prevent sleep administering any relief, and pains ensue of the keenest description.
Pagina 89 - THERE are some subjects upon which a man is better qualified to write by having lived in the world than in a study ; and many of these are of the highest importance. Of the infelicities of matrimony, I have been often a...
Pagina 18 - that this humour is nothing less than the most subtle of all others ; it has veins and nerves which convey it from all parts of the body to the genitals. When a person loses his seed, he loses at the same time the vital spirit ; so that it is not astonishing that too frequent coition should enervate, because, the body is thereby deprived of the purest of its humours.