Terrible Tractoration!!: A Poetical Petition Against Galvanising Trumpery, and the Perkinistic Institution. : in Four Cantos : Most Respectfully Addressed to the Royal College of Physicians
Samuel Stansbury, 1804 - Electrotherapeutics - 192 pages
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Page 37 - Some say, he bid his angels turn askance The poles of earth, twice ten degrees and more, From the sun's axle ; they with labour push'd Oblique the centric globe.
Page 184 - A fixed figure for the time of scorn To point his slow unmoving finger at...
Page 152 - Caesar's time. Some of them slay in chariots, and some on foot. If the infantry do less execution than the charioteers, it is because they cannot be carried so soon into all quarters of the town, and dispatch so much business in so short a time.
Page 153 - I scarce had left a wretch to give a fee. Some fell by laudanum, and some by steel, And death in ambush lay in every pill : For save or slay, this privilege we claim, Though credit suffers, the reward's the same.
Page 46 - Chaos heard the potent word ; Through all his realms the kindling ether runs, And the mass starts into a million suns ; Earths round each sun with quick explosions burst, And second planets issue from the first ; Bend, as they journey with projectile force, In bright ellipses their reluctant course ; Orbs wheel in orbs, round centres centres roll, And form, self-balanced, one revolving whole. — Onward they move amid their bright abode, Space without bound, the bosom of their God...
Page 30 - They were, therefore, exposed to the sun upon a sieve which had been employed to strain them out of the wine. In less than three hours two of them began by degrees to recover life. They commenced by some convulsive motions...
Page 65 - The worms they crept in, and the worms they crept out. And sported his eyes and his temples about. While the spectre addressed Imogine. "Behold me, thou false one! behold me!
Page 91 - ... progress in language, as to be able to articulate no less than thirty words. It appears, however, that he was somewhat of a truant, and did not very willingly exert his talents, being rather pressed into the service of literature, and it was necessary that the words should be first pronounced to him each time before he spoke.
Page 31 - I wish it were possible, from this instance, to invent a method of embalming drowned persons in such a manner that they may be recalled to life at any period, however distant ; for having a very ardent desire to see and observe the state of America a hundred years hence, I should prefer to any ordinary death the being immersed in a cask of Madeira wine with a few friends till that time, to be then recalled to life by the solar warmth of my dear country...
Page 10 - I walked round the room, perfectly regardless of what was said to me. As I recovered my former state of mind, I felt an inclination to communicate the discoveries I had made during the experiment. I endeavoured to recall the ideas, they were feeble and indistinct...