Human Longevity, Its Facts and Its Fictions: Including an Inquiry Into Some of the More Remarkable Instances, and Suggestions for Testing Reputed Cases, Illustrated by Examples

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Murray, 1873 - 320 páginas
 

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Página 220 - He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew: Destroy his fib or sophistry, in vain, The creature's at his dirty work again, Throned in the centre of his thin designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines!
Página 14 - The days of our age are three-score years and ten ; and though men be so strong that they come to four-score years, yet is their strength then but labor and sorrow ; so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
Página 79 - Tho' the partial world Despised and disregarded His low and humble state, The equal eye of Providence Beheld and blessed it With a Patriarch's health and length of days ; To teach mistaken man These blessings are entailed on Temperance, A life of labour, and a mind at ease.
Página 72 - I might be between 10 and 12; for, says he, I was sent to Northallerton with a horse-load of arrows, but they sent a bigger boy from thence to the army with them.
Página ix - ... with a due sense of the difficulty of fulfilling them, employ their time and talents in making the attempt. An imperfect plan is not necessarily a useless plan : and in a complex enigma the greatest ingenuity is not always shown by him who first gives the complete solution. The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant's shoulders to mount on.
Página 290 - In the last century of his life he was a fisherman, and used to trade in the streams; his diet Was coarse and sour, but towards the latter end of his days he begged up and down. He hath sworn in Chancery, and other courts, to above 140 years...
Página 99 - knew the old Countess of Desmond of Inchiquin in Munster, who lived in the year 1589 and many years since, who was married in Edward the Fourth's time, and held her jointure from all Earls of Desmond since then ; and that this is true all the noblemen and gentlemen of Munster can witness.
Página 300 - And on both sides held up, will sometimes walk ; And though old age his face with wrinkles fill, He hath been handsome, and is comely still ; Well fac'd ; and though his beard not oft corrected, Yet neat it grows, not like a beard neglected.
Página 291 - 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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