The Modern Philosopher, Or Terrible Tractoration: In Four Cantos, Most Respectfully Addressed to the Royal College of Physicians, London
From the Lorenzo Press of E. Bronson, 1806 - American poetry - 271 pages
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The Modern Philosopher, Or, Terrible Tractoration!: In Four Cantos, Most ...
Thomas Green Fessenden
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Page 216 - For he who fights and runs away May live to fight another day ; But he who is in battle slain Can never rise and fight again.
Page 14 - I lost all connection with external things; trains of vivid, visible Images rapidly passed through my mind, and were connected with words in such a manner as to produce perceptions perfectly novel. I existed in a world of newly connected and newly modified ideas.
Page 38 - The soul's dark cottage, batter'd and decay'd, Lets in new light through chinks that time has made.
Page 259 - A fixed figure for the time of scorn To point his slow unmoving finger at...
Page 14 - 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 endeavored to recall the ideas ; they were feeble and indistinct.
Page 92 - I therefore imagined that the internal parts might be a fluid more dense, and of greater specific gravity than any of the solids we are acquainted with ; which therefore might swim in or upon that fluid. Thus the surface of the globe would be a shell, capable of being broken and disordered by the violent movements of the fluid on which it rested.
Page 171 - If, in the third place, we look into the profession of physic, we shall find a most formidable body of men. The sight of them is enough to make a man serious, for we may lay it down as a maxim, that when a nation abounds in physicians, it grows thin of people. Sir William Temple is very much puzzled to find out a reason why the Northern Hive, as he calls it, does not send out such prodigious swarms, and overrun the world with Goths and Vandals, as it did formerly; but had that excellent author observed...
Page 93 - ... centre and rise till they arrived at that region of the air which was of the same specific gravity with themselves, where they would rest; while other matter, mixed with the lighter air would descend, and the two meeting would form the shell of the first earth, leaving the upper atmosphere nearly clear.
Page 118 - 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 34 - 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...