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 ..

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A. Constable & Company, 1807

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Page 115 - I call therefore a complete and generous education, that which fits a man to perform justly, skilfully, and magnanimously all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war.
Page 698 - Rome decreed the Civic Crown to him who saved the life of a single citizen, what wreaths are due to that man, who having himself saved many, perpetuates in your Transactions the means by which Britain may now, on the most distant voyages, save numbers of her intrepid sons, her mariners ; who, braving every danger, have so liberally contributed to the fame, to the opulence, and to the maritime empire of their country?
Page 51 - He has also a broad arched chest; a strong voice, and the faculty of retaining his breath for a long time without difficulty. In general, there is a complete harmony in all his parts. His senses are good, but not too delicate ; his pulse is slow and regular.
Page 51 - Too great thirst is always a sign of rapid self-consumption. In general, he is serene, loquacious, active, susceptible of joy, love, and hope ; but insensible to the impressions of hatred, anger, and avarice. His passions never become too violent or destructive. If he ever gives way to anger, he experiences rather a useful glow of warmth, an artificial and gentle fever, without an overflowing of the bile.
Page 587 - Cicero is described by Plutarch, as being, at one period of his life, extremely lean and slender, and having such a weakness in his stomach, that he could eat but little, and that not till late in the evening. He travelled to Athens, however, for the recovery of his health, where his body was so strengthened by gymnastic exercises, as to become firm and robust; aud his voice, which had been harsh, was thoroughly formed, and rendered sweet, full, and sonorous.
Page 535 - 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 unbought Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on exercise depend : God never made His work for man to mend.
Page 651 - As it was an interesting subject, in a military point of view, to have it ascertained, they obtained leave from the commanding officer to try the experiment. One of them, although it was in the heat of summer, marched in the day, and rested at night, and arrived at the end of a march of six hundred miles, without the loss of either men or horses ; but the other, who thought it would be less fatiguing to march in the cool of the evening, and part of the night, than in the heat of the day, at the end...
Page 664 - Let his bed be hard, and rather quilts than feathers. Hard lodging strengthens the parts ; whereas being buried every night in feathers, melts and dissolves the body, is often the cause of weakness, and the forerunner of an early grave.
Page 662 - ... as well lodged as the lord of the town : So well were they contented. Pillows, said they, were thought meet only for women in childbed : As for servants, if they had any sheet above them it was well : For seldom had they any under their bodies to keep them from the pricking straws that ran oft through the canvass, and rased their hardened hides.
Page 51 - He has a proper and well-proportioned stature, without, however, being too tall. He is rather of the middle size, and somewhat thick-set. His complexion is not too florid : at any rate, too much ruddiness in youth is seldom a sign of longevity. His hair approaches rather to the fair than the black ; his skin is strong, but not rough. His head is not too big ; he has large veins at the extremities, and his shoulders are rather...

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