Some memoirs of the life of John Radcliffe, M.D., interspersed with several original letters: also a true copy of his last will and testament

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Printed for E. Curll, 1715 - 96 من الصفحات
 

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الصفحة 86 - COULD not have thought, that so old an acquaintance, and so good a friend, as Sir John always professed himself, would have made such a motion against me. God knows my will to do her majesty any service has ever got the start of my ability ; and I have nothing that gives me greater anxiety and trouble than the death of that great and glorious princess.
الصفحة 45 - Doctor ; you are buoyed up with hopes that your malady will soon be driven away by persons that are not apprized of means to do it, and know not the true cause of your ailment; but I must be plain with you, and tell you, that, in all probability, if your majesty will adhere to my prescriptions, it may be in my power to lengthen out your life for three or four years, but beyond that time nothing in...
الصفحة 3 - And some there be, which have no memorial; Who are perished, as though they had never been ; And are become as though they had never been born; And their children after them.
الصفحة 68 - ... not between life, but rather between youth and death. All his skill and his passion tended to the recovery of Hebe, beautiful even in sickness; but, alas! the unhappy physician knew not that in all his care he was only sharpening darts for his own destruction.
الصفحة 45 - Majesty to turn to a fable in the book before him, which would let the king know how he had been treated, and read it to him in these words : 'Pray, sir, how do you find yourself?" says the doctor to his patient. 'Why, truly,' says the patient, 'I have had a most violent sweat.
الصفحة 45 - And then he comes over him the third time with the same question again : 'Why, I am all swelled," says the other, 'as if I had a dropsy.' 'Best of all,' quoth the doctor, and goes his way. Soon after this comes one of the sick man's friends to him with the same question, 'How he felt himself?' "Why, truly, so well,' says he, 'that I am e'en ready to die of I know not how many good signs and tokens...
الصفحة 20 - That is, till man's predominant paffions ceafe, Admire no longer at my flow increafe. By education moft have been mifled ; So they believe, becaufe they fo were bred. The prieft continues what the nurfe began, And thus the child impofes on the man. The reft I nam'd before, nor need repeat: But intereft is the moft prevailing cheat, The fly feducer both of age and youth ; They ftudy that, and think they ftudy truth.
الصفحة 20 - The advantages you propose to me may be very great for all that I know: God Almighty can do very much, and so can the King; but you will pardon me if I cease to speak like a physician for once, and with an air of gravity, am very apprehensive, that I may anger the one, in being too complaisant to the other.
الصفحة 67 - he is in deep mourning, and is the languishing hopeless lover of the divine Hebe, the emblem of youth and beauty. The excellent and learned sage you behold in that furniture, is the strongest instance imaginable, that love is the most powerful of all things. You are not so ignorant as to be a stranger to the character of /Esculapius.
الصفحة 36 - ... had only pointed out her great respects for a certain person without any name, he thereupon told her, ' That her case was somewhat difficult, but he did not doubt to ease her of all her anxieties, on that account, in a month's time.' Accordingly, the young lady formed an inconceivable joy to herself; but the Doctor immediately laid the whole affair before the Lord of , her father, with a caution to him not to let the daughter know he was any wise apprised of it, since it was in his power to prevent...

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