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Page 45 - Whose powers shed round him in the common strife, Or mild concerns of ordinary life, A constant influence, a peculiar grace ; But who, if he be called upon to face Some awful moment to which heaven has joined Great issues, good or bad for human kind, Is happy as a lover ; and attired With sudden brightness, like a man inspired ; And, through the heat of conflict, keeps the law In calmness made, and sees what he foresaw...
Page 76 - ... the passage from the current to the needle, if not demonstrable, is thinkable, and that we entertain no doubt as to the final mechanical solution of the problem. But the passage from the physics of the brain to the corresponding facts of consciousness is unthinkable. Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain occur simultaneously ; we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any rudiment of the organ, which would enable us to pass, by a process...
Page 46 - Come when it will, is equal to the need: —He who, though thus endued as with a sense And faculty for storm and turbulence, Is yet a Soul whose master-bias leans To home-felt pleasures and to gentle scenes; Sweet images! which, wheresoe'er he be, Are at his heart; and such fidelity It is his darling passion to approve; More brave for this, that he hath much to love...
Page 57 - ... reforms in its management and administration. Amongst the most valuable of the reforms effected by Pius IX., was the appointment of twenty Capuchin Priests to its spiritual assistance. To render their connection with the hospital complete, he had a house built for them within the enclosure ; so that at all hours, of the night as well as of the day, some members of the body might be in the wards, and in attendance on the sick.
Page 170 - Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff was like a weaver's beam. 6 And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of great stature, whose fingers and toes were four and twenty, six on each hand, and six on each foot: and he also was the son of the giant.
Page 76 - Granted that a definite thought, and a definite molecular action in the brain, occur simultaneously; we do not possess the intellectual organ, nor apparently any rudiment of the organ, which would enable us to pass, by a process of reasoning, from the one to the other. They appear together, but we do not know why.
Page 47 - Nor scans the fault for which her tears are shed. Can dull Indifference or Hate's troubled gaze See through the secret heart's mysterious maze ? — Can Scorn and Envy pierce that
Page 82 - What passions hurt the body, what improve: Avoid them, or invite them, as you may, Know then, whatever cheerful and serene Supports the mind, supports the body too. Hence, the most vital movement mortals feel Is Hope ; the balm and life-blood of the soul : It pleases, and it lasts.
Page 191 - Always use weak solutions of the mineral and vegetable astringents in the treatment of eye inflammations which attack the mucous surfaces, and restrict their application to conjunctival diseases exclusively. One grain of alum, sulphate or chloride of zinc, sulphate of copper or nitrate of silver, in an ounce of water will in the majority of cases of conjunctival...
Page 186 - Yet, sometimes, can as cheerful be, As if he had the whole. His head (take his own words along) Now hard as iron, yet ere long Is soft as any jelly ; All burnt his sinews and his lungs ; Of his complaints, not fifty tongues Could find enough to tell ye. Yet...