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DANIELIS WILHELMI TRILLERI, Clino- MRS. CARTER says to Mrs. M., A.D. 1773, technia Medica Antiquaria, A. D. 1776. An “I beg you will not neglect to take the milelaborate work concerning the method of | lepedes ; it is a most excellent medicine for the ancient physicians, who constructed beds the obstruction you mention in your glands, of different kinds, for the different kinds of and besides may be of great use to your diseases under which their patients laboured. eyes."-Ibid. vol. 2, p. 210. -Ibid. vol. 55, p. 310.
THE Morlacchian remedy for obstrucA.D. 1776. MYERSBACH, the German water tions is to lay a large flat stone on the padoctor, had amassed a princely fortune at tient's belly. this time; 200 and 300 persons in a day They put sugar (when they can find any) had consulted him. The three years before, into the mouths of the dying, to make he had not pretended to the slightest know them pass into the other world with less ledge of medicine, being miserably poor, bitterness." -Fortis, M. Review, vol. 59, and ignorant; and during his practice, had p. 42. been hoaxed in the most ridiculous manner. -Ibid. vol. 55, p. 314.
Ibid. 273. ROZIER’s Journal de Physique,
July, 1772. tom. 7, p. 85, 12mo. edition, is “The ensign of peace, shewing how the referred to for an account of Madam Pedehealth both of body and mind may
gache, who could perceive miners working served, and even recovered, by the mild and sixty fathoms under her feet, spied an infant attenuating power of a most valuable and in embrio in her father's cook-maid, as she cheap medicine. Its singular and most ex- was waiting at dinner, and for some time cellent property is to subdue the flesh to the directed the operation of the physical tribe will of the spirit. The continued use of it at Lisbon, by perceiving through all the ineradicates most diseases."— Ibid. vol. 55, p. teguments, what was passing, and what was 323.
amiss, in the inmost parts of the bodies of A crazyish book; water seems to have their patients. been the remedy.
Ibid. vol. 62, p. 514. M. LA PEYER used Dr. BIRKENHOUT translated Dr. Pomme's the burning glass as a cautery, and M. Le Traité des affections vapeureuses des deux Comte, A. D. 1750, surgeon at Arcueil, cured sexes, A.D. 1777. His theory was that all a cancer in the under lip "by the actual cauhysterical and hypochondriacal diseases are tery of the solar fire.” The reviewer formed caused by a certain cornuosity of the nerves, great hopes from that practice in preference which was to be cured by bathing, or rather to any other cautery. soaking, for ten or twelve urs a day; this he had ordered during ten months, and some- CHAFING is instantly relieved by the slime times kept his patients twenty-two hours of a slug Mr. Campbell? learnt this from in the water.-Ibid. vol. 57, p. 168.
I This was a kind friend of Southey's -- a The reviewer says, " he seems to make
friend indeed in his latter days.- It is curious little difference between cold and warm
that Southey should not have recollected the bathing, as indeed the temperature of the verses “ In Prayse of the Snayle,” in the Parawater would be much the same before the dise of Daynte Devises, operation was finished, whatever it began
“ I know Dame Physick doth thy friendly help with.”
And craves the salve from thee ensues to cure But for the soaking, it is plain that the the crased sore. water must have been kept at a pleasurable
See Brit. Bibliogr. vol. iii. p. 110. degree of warmth.
It is well known that the tench is called the let go.
his man Willy. Put the slug on the sore “Next to my bootikens, I ascribe much place, it heals you, and you need not hurt | credit to a diet-drink of dock roots, of which it. The part once slimed, the slug may be Dr. Turton asked me for the receipt, as the
best he had ever seen. It came from an
old physician at Richmond, who did amazing CARDINAL ZINZENDORFF (A.D. 1740) by service with it in inveterate scurvies, the a prescription of his mother, bathed his legs parents, or ancestors at least, I believe, of every morning in pigs' blood, as a remedy all gouts.”—Ibid. p. 288. for the gout.-HORACE WALPOLE's Letters, vol. 1, p. 63.
I could never yet meet an anatomist
who could give me the reason why when I Efficacy of vinegar in hydrophobia.- rub my forehead I should sneeze." — DR. Monthly Review, 67, last page.
Hickes. Letters from the Bodleian, vol. 1,
vol. 3, p.
A. D. 1765. ME. DE BOUZOLI, Marshal Berwick's daughter, assured H. WALPOLE, “Every distemper of the body now (A.D. at Paris, there was nothing so good for the 1622) is complicated with the spleen, and gout, as to preserve the parings of his nails when we were young men we scarce ever in a bottle, close stopped. — Letters, vol. 3, heard of the spleen. In our declinations
now, every accident is accompanied with
heavy clouds of melancholy; and in our “Use a little bit of alum twice or thrice youth we never admitted any. It is the in a week, no bigger than half your nail, spleen of the mind, and we are affected with till it has all dissolved in your mouth, and vapours from thence. Yet truly, even this then spit out. This has fortified my teeth, sadness that overtakes us, and this yielding that they are as strong as the pen
of Junius. to the sadness, is not so vehement a poison, I learned it of Mrs. Grosvenor, who had not (though it be no physic neither, as those a speck in her teeth to her death." — Ibid. false ways in which we sought our comforts 276.
in our looser days." — Donne, to Sir H.
Wotton, p. 134. Gout. Paris. “I have been assured here that the best remedy is to cut one's “ For coming thither (to Newmarket) in nails in hot water. It is, I fear, as certain the King's absence, I never heard of excuse, as any other remedy !"-Ibid. p. 377. except when Butler sends a desperate pa
tient in a consumption thither for good air.” “ Dr. HEBERDEN (as every physician to -DONNE, Letters, p. 289. make himself talked of will set up some new hypothesis,) pretends that a damp house, " Among the Samoycds, girls become moand even damp sheets, which have ever been thers at twelve, and even at eleven; childreckoned fatal, are wholesome. To prove bearing ceases after thirty. The women his faith, he went into his own new house, there are highly nervous, many cannot entotally unaired, and survived it." - Ibid. dure to hear a person whistle, or to be vol. 4, p. 17.
touched unexpectedly, or even to hear any
moderate noise or sound without losing their fish's physician, on account of its slime. See senses,or being much disordered.”—Monthly Christian Consolutions before referred to, “Fishes Review, vol. 68, p. 201. in the fresh water, being struck with a tool of iron, will rub themselves upon the glutinous skin of the tench to be cured.” JER. TAYLOR,
“ MICHAEL SCHUPACH, a urine doctor in p. 129. Ed. Heber.-J. W. W.
the village of Langnau, Switzerland. In p. 210.
A.D. 1776 he had two ambassadors and se- " There is at this present time at Brusven other persons of distinction among his sels, a horse fond of flesh, and particularly of patients there. They came in such numbers raw mutton.
A short time ago it got out that he was obliged to erect buildings for of its stable, and devoured two breasts of their accommodation.”—Ibid. p. 207. mutton hanging up at a butcher's shop.”—
Times, Sept. 16th, 1836. From a French “ DR. ZIMMERMANN held that the more
paper. sensible a man's nose, the more sensible (sensitive) will be his temperament."-Ibid. INSUFFLATion of the skin practised in
Guinea, and tried on the continent.-M.
Review, vol. 70, p. 493. “When physicians observed that lemons and oranges cured the scurvy, they con
DR. JARROLD's instinct and reason. What cluded from analogy that the same effect the physician is to perform. P. 187-8-9. must be produced by other acids, but after trying vinegar, and the strongest mineral Duchess OF NEWCASTLE in her Poems acids diluted, they found them ineffectual, (p. 73), notices the “horrid cruelty of and that the fruit was endowed with some making oil of swallows." latent virtue which they could not discover nor counterfeit.” BLACK.-Ibid. p. 468. Snail water. Philips's cyder. - ANDER
son, vol. 6, p. 549. “MR. MORLEY quacked his Vervain amulet about A.D. 1783, hanging a piece of the River Tipis (in Yucatan ?). Tiene root, tied with a yard of white satin ribband mucho oro; y por esto, ò por otra virtud round the neck; but he assisted its opera- oculta, su agua, bebida, sana la hydropesia, tion (it was for scrophulous diseases) with y causa muy buenas ganas de comer, assi à mercury, antimony, hemlock, jalap, &c. enfermos, como à sanos; y a poco rato de baths, cataplasms, ointments, poultices, plas- bebida, aviendo antes comido, aunque sea ters, &c.
This disinterested practitioner mucho, se siente luego hambre.”—Conq. de says 'many many guineas have been offered el Itza, p. 88. me, but I never take any money.
Sometimes, indeed, genteel people have sent me FERINE qualities imparted to human subsmall acknowledgments of tea, wine, veni- jects with the blood, or even milk of the
Generous ones small pieces of animal.—SENNERTUS, vol. 1, p. 425. plate, or other little presents. Even neighbouring farmers a goose or turkey, &c. by Egyptian drugs.-Odyssey A, v. 229. way of thanks.'” Curtis. Flora Lond.Ibid. vol. 70, pp. 6-7.
MITURIDATE, SENNERTUS, vol. 2, p. 166,
some remarkable facts. “ Saffron posset drink is very good against the heaviness of the spirits ;” says Some one, I know not who, has said upon Mrs. Arbella in The Committee.--P. 56. an equally unknown authority, that Adam
died of hereditary gout.—Præadamitæ, p. Palsy. " Take a fox, uncase him, the 9. bowels being taken out, seethe him in a sufficient quantity of water, and bathe the P. ANTONIO DAS CHAGAS says to a nun, sick person therein ; but yet not before that “ V. M. obedeça aos medicos, como aos the body be purged; it is not otherwise Prelados; que S. Francisco Xavier assim permitted."—Wirtzung, p. 142.
o fazia.”—CARTAs, vol. 1,
FOLLY of expense in eating. — Tooke's “ The sense of taste is the most neces
Lucian, vol. 1, p. 28. sary of all our senses, it being that by which all animals live, and take in their food and The athletæ great beef-eaters, in order nourishment, and therefore has in it a power
to increase their muscular strength.—Ibid. to judge what is grateful and convenient vol. 1, p. 67. Like our pugilists. to the nature of each kind, what not."ADAM LITTLETON, p. 85; HEZEKIAH's Return of Praise.
THEIR praise. Adam Littleton, pp. 57-9.
Funeral Sermon. supplied to him the want of sleep, for he scarcely slept four hours in the twenty-four,
“ That toy, a woman, and then hunger awoke him.-See the Me
Made from the dross and refuse of a man. moirs of De Thou, Coll. Mem. tom. 53, p. Heaven took him sleeping when he made 240-2.
Had man been waking, he had ne'er conThe prodigious eater of Wittenberg.
sented.” Monthly Review, vol. 21, p. 339.
Dryden. Spanish Fryar, vol. 5, p. 75. “Some choice spirits, to the number of
MADAME DE Thou, Thuanus's mother, five-and-twenty, agreed to dine at White's, and the orders were, “ Get a dinner as ex
used to say, “qu'elle auroit volontiers donné
la moitié de son bien, pour pouvoir être pensive as you can possibly make it:" which was punctually performed, and to their great homme.” She was a woman of masculine surprise and mortification, they found that
courage and mind.—Coll. Mem. t. 53, p. the most luxurious dinner amounted to no
227, N. more than £10 a man. Ti is served to convince them that eating was .mean pal
Plato ranked them between men and try enjoyment, and only fit for cits and al- | brutes, and Minerva was feigned to have dermen, to whom they left it, because it sprung from the head of Jupiter, “pour cost so little, and therefore confessed the signifier que la sagesse ne vient pas des supremacy of gaming, which they embraced femmes.”—CRESPET, de la haime du Diable, as their summum bonum, for the contrary p. 165. reason. A.D. 1759."—Hull's Select Letters, vol. 1, p. 248.
Lodovico DOMENICHI, La Nobilta delle
Donne, ff. 99. Because we learn to talk from Effects of food and climate upon cha- our mothers and nurses, “ la natura, conracter.—Masdeu, vol. 1, p. 59.
cesse al sesso Donnesco che poche, o nessuna
Donna mutola non si trovi.” Irish labourers, “ when working for others, or not closely overlooked, work in Ibid. ff. 106. We read in Scripture of a manner the most languid and indolent ; “ molti huomini condannati alle pene dell' their mode of living, perhaps, totally on Inferno; et di nessuna Donna non si ritrova vegetable food, produces a general debility, questo." which must have powerful motives to overcome it.”—Tighe's Survey of Kilkenny; One reason why women are less inconWAKEFIELD, vol. 1, p. 520.
stant than men is, that they have not the ame opportunities to be so. Where women BODINUS gives this reason why there are only coquette, men play fast and loose with more women than men in the world, “paheir affections, because they can do it with rum honestè et prudenter de naturâ et fæsafety.
minis sentiens, quod in naturæ universitate
rerum deteriorum major sit affluentia quam “ WERE I a woman,
pretiosarum.”—SENNERTUS, t. 3, Dedication. (As Nature only huddles into the world When she sends forth a man.
Shape of Utensils.
The Duke de Friar, who came ambassaEdinburgh, 1772.
dor to England to conclude the peace with Monthly Review, vol. 46, pp. 189-90, show. James I., drank the king's health to the ing that Adam began to fall before the crea- queen “out of the lid of a beautiful dragontion of Eve, otherwise it would have been shaped vessel of crystal set in gold. Her good for him to be alone. See the passage, majesty pledged him, and the dragon was which is whimsical enough. 190. M. Bour- replaced on the queen's cupboard.”—ELLIS. ignon's notion is taken up by this writer, Original Letters, second series, vol. 3, p. 213. without acknowledgment.
URGANDA's ship. “If a man inust endure the noise of words
Miss Barker's sugar-stork. without sense, I think the women have more
In the church at Arth. is the silver drinkmusical voices, and become nonsense bet
ing-horn of Charles the Bold, forming with ter."-CONGREVE. Double Dealer.
his goblet part of the spoils taken at Morat.
The horn is in the shape of a whale ; on its ORDER of Blue Stockings. Lives of the scales were recorded the duke's battles, and North, vol. i. p. 61.
there is a little figure of Jonah within the
mouth."-Downes's Letters, vol. 1, p. 130. In the Samoa (Navigator's) Island, where men buy their wives, Williams saw one for LAMPS in Friburg cathedral “wrought whom her husband had given the amazing into the form of swords, with an escutcheon price of more than 200 pigs, beside a quan- attached to each."-Ibid.
206. tity of siapo, or native cloth.—Miss. Enterprizes, p. 538, WJLLIAMS.
Rabelais, vol. 8, pp. 388-9. BREVIARIES
made to hold liquor, &c. à-la-mode chess and Travels of Cyrus, vol. 1, pp. 72-4. The backgammon books. Lycians governed by women, and found it the easiest and most convenient form of In the Daily Advertiser (A.D. 1754) the government. Their queens had a council public might learn whether Mr. Stephen of senators, who assisted them with their Pitts was not the best qualified to furnish advice. The men proposed good laws, but gentlemen's and ladies' libraries with tea the women caused them to be executed. chests in octavo, and close stools in folio. The sweetness and mildness of the sex pre- | Connoisseur, vol. 1, p. 237. vented all the mischiefs of tyranny; and the counsel of the wise senators qualified MR. Harvey, of Ickwell, a village about that inconstancy with which women are re- four miles from Biggleswade (A. D. 1757), proached.
wbom Perceval Stockdale describes as an
old and merry bachelor, living upon an esIlearne's Journey, p. 55.
tate of £2000 a year at that time, weighing