The Code of Health and Longevity: Or, A General View of the Rules and Principles Calculated for the Preservation of Health, and the Attainment of Long Life

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M'Millan, 1818 - 90 pages
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Page 11 - Though I look old, yet I am strong and lusty: For in my youth I never did apply Hot and rebellious liquors in my blood; Nor did not with unbashful forehead woo The means of weakness and debility; Therefore my age is as a lusty winter, Frosty, but kindly: let me go with you; I'll do the service of a younger man In all your business and necessities.
Page 97 - I endeavoured to convince him, that the bodily strength furnished by the beer could only be in proportion to the solid part of the barley dissolved in the water of which the beer was composed ; that there was a larger portion of flour in a penny loaf, and that, consequently, if he ate this loaf, and drank a pint of water with it, he would derive more strength from it than from a pint of beer.
Page 320 - ... get out of bed, beat up and turn your pillow, shake the bed-clothes well, with at least twenty shakes, then throw the bed open, and leave it to cool; in the meanwhile...
Page 102 - ... of the essence of spruce, stirring the whole well together ; add half a pint of yeast, and keep it in a temperate situation, with the bunghole open, for two days, till the fermentation be abated.
Page 401 - In the earlieft ages, we are informed that human life was protracted to a very extraordinary length ; yet how few perfons, in...
Page 252 - The first physicians by debauch were made ; Excess began, and sloth sustains the trade. By chase our long-lived fathers earned their food ; Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood ; 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 98 - It is,he says, the natural drink of an Englishman ; but beer, on the other hand, which is made of malt, hops, and water, is the natural drink of a Dutchman, and of late is much used in England, to the great detriment of many Englishmen.
Page 10 - I beseech all persons, who shall read this work, not to degrade themselves to a level with the brutes, or the rabble, by gratifying their sloth, or eating and drinking promiscuously whatever pleases their palates, or by indulging their appetites of every kind. But whether they understand physic or not, let them consult their reason, and observe what agrees and what does not agree with them, that, like wise men, they may adhere to the use of such things as conduce to their health, and forbear everything...
Page 556 - 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 round than flat.
Page 41 - You have lived longer than other men, what have you done more than other men ?' He replied, ' I did penance when I was an hundred years old.

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