The History of Man: Displaying the Various Powers, Faculties, Capacities, Virtues, Vices, and Defects of the Human Mind: ... Digested Under Proper Heads. The Whole Interspers'd with Moral Reflections. ... In Two Volumes. ...

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M. Cooper, 1746 - Anecdotes

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Page 217 - Skrine the least soil of breath on the bright mirror he held to his mouth ; then each of us by turns examined his arm, heart, and breath, but could not, by the nicest scrutiny, discover the least symptom of life in him.
Page 217 - ... gently and speak softly : we were all astonished to the last degree at this unexpected change, and after some further conversation with him, and among...
Page 217 - ... he was actually dead, and were just ready to leave him. This continued about half an hour. By nine o'clock in the morning, in autumn, as we were going away, we observed some motion about the body, and upon examination found his pulse and the motion of his heart gradually returning; he began to breathe gently, and speak softly.
Page 145 - Thou wilt do me this day a greater benefit than ever any mortal man can be able to give me ; pluck up thy spirit, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very short, take heed therefore that thou strike not awry for saving thy honesty.
Page 215 - Colonel Townshend, a gentleman of honour and integrity, had for many years been afflicted with a nephritic complaint. His illness increasing, and his strength decaying, he came from Bristol to Bath in a litter, in autumn, and lay at the Bell Inn. Dr Baynard and I...
Page 228 - I pray, prepare yourself, for there's your ghostly father and executioner ' : so he fell upon his knees before the priest, and having done, the hangman going to put the halter about his neck, the Provost threw it away, and breaking into a laughter, told him there was no such thing, and that he had done this to try his courage, how he could bear the terror of death. The Captain look'd ghastly upon him, and said, ' Then, Sir, get you out of my tent, for you have done me a very ill office.
Page 217 - ... then each of us, by turns, examined his arm, heart, and breath, but could not by the nicest scrutiny discover the least symptom of life in him. We reasoned a long time about this odd appearance as well as we could, and...
Page 133 - Not so neither ; for if I changed my religion, I am sure I kept true to my principle ; which is, to live and die the vicar of Bray!
Page 172 - ... those who attended in the next rooms : and when the duke left her, his countenance appeared full of trouble, with a mixture of anger, a countenance that was never before observed in him in any conversation with her, towards whom he - had a profound reverence.
Page 37 - I asked whether the king was there ? he said, No ; he was in France, and the Earl of Surrey was general. I asked him how old he might be then ; he said...

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