On the reciprocal agencies of mind and matter, and on insanity. Lumleian lectures


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Sida 39 - I have utter'd : bring me to the test, And I the matter will re-word, which madness Would gambol from. Mother, for love of grace, Lay not that flattering unction to your soul, That not your trespass but my madness speaks; It will but skin and film the ulcerous place, Whiles rank corruption, mining all within, Infects unseen.
Sida 17 - TIRED Nature's sweet restorer, balmy Sleep! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where fortune smiles; the wretched he forsakes: Swift on his downy pinions flies from woe, And lights on lids unsullied with a tear.
Sida 36 - LUNACY is that condition or habit in which the mind is directed by the will, but is wholly or partially misguided, or erroneously governed by it ; or it is the impairment of any one or more of the faculties of the mind, accompanied with, or inducing a defect in the comparing faculty.
Sida 32 - White!* while life was in ^-^ its spring, And thy young Muse just waved her joyous wing, The spoiler came, and all thy promise fair Has sought the grave, to sleep for ever there. Oh what a noble heart was here undone When Science...
Sida 39 - It is very difficult to define the invisible line that divides perfect and partial insanity ; but it must rest upon circumstances, duly to be weighed and considered both by judge and jury ; lest, on the one side, there be a kind of inhumanity towards the defects of human nature ; or, on the other side, too great an indulgence given to great crimes...
Sida 9 - I do not hesitate to declare that, among the higher classes of society, at least four-fifths of the female patients who are commonly supposed to labour under diseases of the joints, labour under Hysteria and nothing else.
Sida 56 - The maniac was sensible of the kindness of his treatment. He promised to restrain himself; and he so completely succeeded that, during his stay, no coercive means were ever employed towards him. This case affords a striking example of the efficacy of mild treatment.
Sida 33 - SMOLLETT experienced during half a year, called a coma vigil, an affection of the brain, where the principle of life is so reduced, that all external objects appear to be passing in a dream.
Sida 57 - Then some leap'd overboard with dreadful yell, As eager to anticipate their grave ; And the sea yawn'd around her like a hell, And down she suck'd with her the whirling wave, Like one who grapples with his enemy, And strives to strangle him before he die.
Sida 56 - He was frequently very vociferous, and threatened his attendants, who, in their defence, were very desirous of restraining him by the jacket. The superintendent on these occasions went to his apartment, and though the first sight of him seemed rather to increase the...

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