Mesmerism: Or, The New School of Arts. [In Verse.] With Cases in Point

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H. Cunningham, 1844 - 101 sidor
 

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Sida 77 - Come, come, and sit you down ; you shall not budge ; You go not till I set you up a glass Where you may see the inmost part of you.
Sida 73 - Between the acting of a dreadful thing And the first motion, all the interim is Like a phantasma, or a hideous dream : The genius, and the mortal instruments, Are then in council; and the state of man, Like to a little kingdom, suffers then The nature of an insurrection.
Sida 87 - And let my liver rather heat with wine, Than my heart cool with mortifying groans. Why should a man, whose blood is warm within, Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?
Sida 3 - Animal magnetism is a fluid universally diffused ; it is the medium of a mutual influence between the heavenly bodies, the earth, and animated bodies ; it is...
Sida 24 - My lips were wet, my throat was cold, My garments all were dank; Sure I had drunken in my dreams, And still my body drank. I moved, and could not feel my limbs: I was so light — almost I thought that I had died in sleep, And was a blessed ghost.
Sida 41 - All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come To answer thy best pleasure/ be't to fly, To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride On the curl'd clouds, to thy strong bidding task Ariel and all his quality.
Sida 47 - In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger ; Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage ; Then lend the eye a terrible aspect; Let it pry through the portage of the head, Like the brass cannon ; let the brow o'erwhelm it, As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean. Now...
Sida 33 - ... them more and renewing the vivacity of their convulsions. Nothing is more astonishing than the spectacle of these convulsions ; one who has not seen them can form no idea of them. The spectator is equally astonished at the profound repose of one part of the patients, and at the agitation of the rest ; at the various accidents which are repeated, and the sympathies which are established.
Sida 61 - From her fayre head her fillet she undight, And layd her stole aside. Her angels face, As the great eye of heaven, shyned bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place : Did never mortall eye behold such heavenly grace.

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