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Page 65 - That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, praying that he will be graciously pleased to issue a Commission for inquiring into the defects, occasioned by time and otherwise, in the Laws of this realm, and into the measures necessary for removing the same.
Page 96 - You have erased from the calendar of human afflictions one of its greatest. Yours is the comfortable reflection that mankind can never forget that you have lived ; future nations will know by history only that the loathsome small-pox has existed, and by you has been extirpated.
Page 272 - Its edges are commonly elevated and afford on being punctured a limpid fluid. " A little practice in vaccine inoculation, attentively conducted, impresses on the mind the perfect character of the vaccine pustule ; therefore, when a deviation arises, of whatever kind it may be, common prudence points out the necessity of re-inoculation, first, with vaccine virus of the most active kind, and secondly, should this be ineffectual, with variolous virus.
Page 100 - is the very thing for me ; ' and wherever he went to preach, he announced after his sermon, ' I am ready to vaccinate to-morrow morning as many children as you choose, and if you wish them to escape that horrid disease, the small-pox, you will bring them.
Page 280 - ... tire by its uniformity, were it not given in so transient a manner. At length, evening advances — the performers gradually retire, and the concert softly dies away. The sun is seen no more. The robin again sets up his twilight song, till the still more serene hour of night sends him to the bower to rest. And now to close the scene in full and perfect harmony, no sooner is the voice of the robin hushed, and night again spreads a gloom over the horizon, than the owl sends forth his slow and solemn...
Page 280 - ... in the general harmony. The thrush is wisely placed on the summit of some lofty tree, that its loud and piercing notes may be softened by distance before they reach the ear; while the mellow blackbird seeks the inferior branches. Should the sun, having been eclipsed with a cloud, shine forth with fresh effulgence, how frequently we see the goldfinch perch on some blossomed bough, and hear his song poured forth in a strain peculiarly energetic...
Page 279 - How sweetly does this harmonize with the soft dawning of the day ! He goes on till the twinkling sunbeams begin to tell him that his notes no longer accord with the rising scene. Up starts the lark, and with him a variety of sprightly songsters, whose lively notes are in perfect correspondence with the gaiety of the morning. The general warbling continues, with now and then an interruption by the transient croak of the raven, the screams of the jay, or the pert chattering of the daw.
Page 136 - Duly and efficiently performed, it will protect the constitution from subsequent attacks of small-pox as much as that disease itself will. I never expected it would do more ; and it will not, I believe, do less.