Transactions of the Phrenological Society

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Page 269 - ... will be a traitor knave ? Wha can fill a coward's grave? Wha sae base as be a slave ? Let him turn and flee ! Wha for Scotland's King and Law Freedom's sword will strongly draw, Free-man stand, or free-man fa...
Page 442 - And the eye cannot say to the hand, ' I have no need of thee ' ; nor again the head to the feet,
Page 170 - I'll leave you till night; you are welcome to Elsinore. Ros. Good my lord ! [Exeunt Rosencrantz and Giiildenstern. Ham. Ay, so, God be wi' ye :—Now I am alone. O, what a rogue and 'peasant slave am I ! Is it not monstrous that this player here, But in a fiction, in a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit...
Page 219 - Young thinks it much more simple to suppose the absence or paralysis of those fibres of the retina which are calculated to perceive red ; while Dr.
Page 170 - Is it not monstrous that this player here, But in a fiction, in a dream of passion, Could force his soul so to his own conceit That from her working all his visage wanned, Tears in his eyes, distraction in his aspect, A broken voice, and his whole function suiting With forms to his conceit?
Page 8 - Being convinced by these facts, that there is a natural and constitutional diversity of talents and dispositions, he encountered in books still another obstacle to his success in determining the external signs of the mental powers. He found that, instead of faculties for languages, drawing, distinguishing places, music, and mechanical arts, corresponding to the different talents which he had observed in his schoolfellows, the metaphysicians spoke only of general powers, such as perception, conception,...
Page 8 - After much reflection, he conceived, that if memory for words was indicated by an external sign, the same might be the case with the other intellectual powers ; and, thereafter, all individuals distinguished by any remarkable faculty became the objects of his attention.
Page 12 - ... quitted Vienna in 1805, to travel together, and to pursue in common their researches into the anatomy and physiology of the whole nervous system. During the period which elapsed between the introduction of Dr. Gall's Lectures, at Vienna, and the time when he and Dr. Spurzheim...
Page 203 - The various attempts which have been made to procure accurate information respecting the functions that belong to individual portions of the human brain, having been attended with very little success, it has occurred to me that, were anatomical surgeons to collect in one view all the appearances they had met with, in cases of injury to that organ, and the effects that such injuries produced upon its functions, a body of evidence might be formed that would materially advance this highly important...
Page 265 - Sir WALTER SCOTT, in his notes to " The Lord of the

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