A brief memoir of sir William Blizard ... with additional particulars of his life and writings

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Page 55 - ... or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.
Page 35 - Love thyself last: cherish those hearts that hate thee; Corruption wins not more than honesty. Still in thy right hand carry gentle peace, To silence envious tongues. Be just, and fear not. Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy country's, Thy God's, and truth's; then if thou fall'st, O Cromwell, Thou fall'st a blessed martyr!
Page 38 - Oxford, and he was also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a corresponding member of the Royal Institute of France. Under his guidance the Evangelicals were led to a certain and glorious victory.
Page 12 - Let your search after truth," he would say, " be eager and constant. Be wary in admitting propositions to be facts before you have submitted them to the strictest examination. If, after this, you believe them to be true, never disregard or forget any one of them, however unimportant it may at the time appear. Should you perceive truths to be important, make them motives of action ; let them serve as springs to your conduct.
Page 6 - Surrey, being the youngest but one of the five children of William Blizard, an auctioneer. The family were remarkable for longevity, his father and mother having both died at the age of eighty-six, and his maternal grandfather at the age of ninety. He had not the advantage of a classical education ; but, in after life, he acquired, without assistance, tolerable facility in readingLatin.
Page 7 - During many years, he performed all the operations, and attended nearly to the entire duties of the hospital, for his colleagues Mr. Grindall and Mr. Weale. 'He connected himself with Dr. Maclaurin, a Scotch physician, well known at the time as a teacher of anatomy. They lectured together, first at a small place in Thames-street, and afterwards in Marklane, where Mr.
Page 6 - ... whether he has, according to his ability and opportunities, been steadily employing the talents God gave him ; and, as a social being, cherishing good-will, and shedding a salutary moral influence in his circle. Sir William Blizard was born at the village of Barnes Elms, in Surrey, in the year 1 743 ; being the youngest but one of five children of William Blizard, an auctioneer. The family were remarkable for longevity ; his father and mother having both died at the age of eighty-six ; and his...
Page 12 - I think it right to inform my audience that he was my earliest instructor in these sciences ; and that I am greatly indebted to him for much and most valuable information respecting them. My warmest thanks are also due to him for the interest he excited in my mind towards these studies, and for the excellent advice he gave me, in common with other students, to direct me in the attainment of knowledge. X I " Let your search after truth," he would say,
Page 22 - College, in whose proceedings he afterwards took a lively interest to the close of his life. He and Sir Everard Home were the two first appointed Professors to this chartered institution, now designated the Royal College of Surgeons. He served the office of President twice, and delivered the Hunterian oration three times.
Page 67 - ... 1792, (Medical Facts, vol. i.) ; " Suggestions for the improvement of Hospitals, and other Charitable Institutions," 1796, 8vo. ; " The Hunterian Orations, delivered in the Theatre of the Royal College of Surgeons," 1815, 1823, 1828, 4to.; " Oration delivered before the Hunterian Society (in 1815) with supplementary observations and engravings ;" " An Address to the Chairman and Members of the House Committee of the London Hospital, on the subject of Cholera,

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