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Rules useful in Nervous Complaints. 591 is increased : the chyle produced will
-Nam variæ res also be viscous, raw, and corrupt, and
Ut noceat homine credas, memor illias escae, ihe body, instead of acquiring strength, Miscueris elixa, limul conchylia turdis,
Que simplex olim federit ; at limul artis will get still more weak and imbecile. Dulcia fe in bilem vertent, ftomachoque tu. Immoderate eating burdens nature,
multum hurtz digestion, clogs the spirits, and Lenta ferit pituita. causes obstructions, fevers, &c. Nay, Spirituous liquors are improper : in repletion is so prejudicial to the health, debilitated persons they operate too that it is faid to be the cause of half violently, and pass too quickly; they the diseases to which we are subject. irritate more than they itrengthen, and
Use no aliments but such as com- the weakness which succeeds is greater prise much nourishment in a small bulk, than before they were taken. The and are easily digested. Veal, young best drink is pure water, mixed with mution, young beef, fowls, pigeons, an equal quantity of wine, that is neiIndian fowl, partridges, &c. are pro.ther sparkling nor four. The best per : larks, thrushes, quails, and o. wines are the red Burgundies, the old ther game may also be included. Meats white wines of Graves and Pontac of improper are those which are hard: all good growths ; Spanish, Portuguese, kinds of pork ; all those falted or and Canary, and in those places where smoaked : meat that is too fat is also Tokai.can be produced, it will be pernicious, as it relaxes the .coats of found superior to any wine in the the stomach, and impedes digestion. world, as well for falubrity as tafte.
But little animal diet thould be For common use there is none prefera taken. Vegetables for weak, delicate, able to that of Neufchâtel. and nervous persons, are incomparably All liquors should be avoided that more wholesome : the best are those of tend to increase weakness and relaxathe farinaceous kind, as artichokes, tion, diminish the small digestive powpotatoes, pulfe, &c. Asparagus, cab-ers that remain, communicate acrimo. bage, turnips, and parsnips may be al. ny to the humours, and put the nerlowed in small quantities. There are vous system in motion, which dispofiothers of this class, which, though very tion is already too great. Al warm tender, are nevertheless improper, be waters have the first defect ; tea comcause they are too cooling.
bines them all; coffee has the two last; Milk is very effential, and may be so that they should be strictly refrained often taken. It is a very nourishing from. restorative, and salubrious liquor, and Fruit may be allowed in small quansupplies the place of both aliment and tities; the sweetest are the most nutridrink. Eggs are in the same predicative, and confcquently the wholesomeft. ment ; they are great strengtheners, Figs, grapes, and other sweet fruits, and are easily digested ; but they must nourish much. The most four are the not be boiled till they are hard : the most exceptionalla. belt way of eating them is to swallow Constant exercise should be complied them as they come from the hen, with. Nothing conduces so much to without any dressing, or to dilute them increase all the disorders that arise in warm broth without boiling. from weakness as inactivity. Riding
Be sure to avoid mixtures as you on horseback is said to be preferable would the plague. Nothing is more to any other. Exercise increases the destructive to health than a variety of natural heat of the body, promotes food taken at a time. It is impoffible, perspiration, quickens digettion, invi. indeed, that very different aliments gerates the spirits, facilitates nutrition, should, in weak ftomachs, undergo per- and animates all the functions. We fect digestion : it cannot, therefore, be find by experience that active, stirring too carefully avoided. Let Horace's people have a fresher countenance, a advice in this case be remembered, greater Now of spirits ; their Heih i3 which is
firmer, and their limbs stronger than
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what is generally met with in persons tend to the health of the boiy, this is who lead a sedentary, idle, and flug- by far the most important. This ingill life.
fenfible vapour, which is conftantly eThe best time for exercise is the mitted through the pores, is cafily difmorning before breakfast, as it then turbed in weak people, and the obcleanseth the stomach, and carries off ftrudion or irregularity of which prothe reliets of the last meal, and otber dnces fevers, and other disagreeable, if fuperiuous humours which are lodged not fatal disorders. It is promoted by there. That exercise is moft salubri. rubbing the skin very regularly with a ouis which is agreeable to a person's Aannel or felh-brush. When perspiinclination : care must be taken that ration is become very languid, the moft it be not too violent, nor continued certain method of restoring it is to colonger than it is a pleasure. When the ver the whole body immediately with season will not allow going out, exer- flannel. cise should be taken in the house, or Seven, or at moft eight hours sleep by fome occupation, or by some play, are sufficient for valetudinarians of the such as fhuttle-cock, which exercises nervous kind : it is dangerous to sleep all the body equally.
more, or continue longer in bed, for Observe to take no great exercise too much repose produces the fame immediately after eating.
disorders as too much sleep. If the Refrain from high difnes, fauces, patient lies down at ten, (which hour and mixtures as much as possible. Mo- he should never exceed) he ought to dern luxury and high-feeding are ex- rise in the summer at four or five, in ceedingly prejudicial to persons of ten the winter at fix or fevent. The less der and delicate constitutions, and to we feep, rest is the swecter and the those in particular who lead an inactive more refreshing. life. The present method of cookery
To make large suppers is very preis very
hurtful to the health of the na- judicial : nothing in the world more tion, and breeds a number of disor- disturbs Neep, and renders it more unders : instead of afilling digestion, it easy, painful, and difficult than a bad only counteracts that delion, and in. digestion at night ; besides, the confe." jures the body: Seneca has this re quences of such indulgencies are a long mark,
train of diseases, such as defluxions, Do you wonder that diseases are in numerable: nels, &c. On the contrary, nothing
rheumatisins, gouts, droplies, giddiNumbe: the cooks.
contributes more to promote gentle, A simple regimen is what is pointed easy, and uninterrupted feep, than a out by nature herself, and it cannot be light supper, being a good reftorative. too much recommended. Indeed iFreshness, agility, and gaiety the next am apt to belive that man was not ori. day are its necessary consequences. ginally designed as a carnivorods ani- let furparl.ele be and light; mal. Keep conftantly, therefore, to Bu: none inakes always the best nighi; à plain diet. Those enjoy the sound It gives sweer leep without a dream, ett liealih, and have been inost remark La es morning's mouth sweet, moix, and able for longevity who lived! low, and
clean. eat but little meat of
Reading must be light, entertaining, the itong, firin, athletic, uninterrupt. and diverting, as well as food. Con. cd health of the poor, in general, will versation nuit be easy and agreeable, farther juitify this remark.
without disputes or contradi&tion. AIt is very Yurtful to the animal a tusements Mould be innocenti chcarconomy to eat when warm with exer-ul, and diverting: and it must end at cisc, or immediately after a surprize or leaforable hours, without leaving a paflion of the mind.
hurry and fatigue upon the spirits of The resultion of perfpiration is ne the patient. To determine the kinds cesary; for of all evacuations which I and quantry of amusements, or the
Rules for the Nervous.
573 times most proper for such, is impos- | Lewis is also rery lavish in the praise fible to any but the patient himself: of it, and declares that of all remedies, that which is the most agreeable to whether external or internal, there is him should be chosen. Company, we none can equal the virtue of the coldfind, in general, difpleases and depres- bath: it cools the body more, strengthscs, instead of exhilarating them. Ruens the nerves better, and promotes ral exercises and agriculture, if they perspiration more effectually than any coincide with a person's inclination, medicine taken down the throat can are more falubrious and diverting than do. any other. Diversity of objects, such Bark and chalybeate medicines are as rural scenes, &c. are agreeable to also very effectual in removing these the mind, and refreshing to the spirits. disorders, and should be often taken, Arcteus faith, the patient should reside as they restore the loft tone of the near fields, fountains, and rivers : the nerves, and reduce the fizy blood and exhalations which thence arise, and juices to a proper consistence: Gum, the gaiety those objects inspire, forti- myrrh, and the most gentle aromatics, fy the soul, animate the powers, and are likewise useful. restore health.
In nervous diseases, it is beneficiał The latter part of the day should be to keep the body a little coftive : a devoted entirely to amusements, and tool, however, is neceffary daily, or to prepare for rest ; and the patient. once in two days. should be careful not to expose himself An unfavourable posture of the boto the evening dews, which are very dy is sometimes accessary in producing hurtful to tender constitutions. disorders of the nerves. To ftand,
People afflicted with nervous com- therefore, when reading, writing, &c. plaints are so susceptible and delicate is beft, because fitting, bending, and in their dispositions, and so timid, that Icaning low compress some of the vesit is necessary they should be treated fels, and stop and retard the circulation like children, with all the tenderness of the blood and juices through them. imaginable, as they are incapable of Hallooing or speaking loud in the bearing injuries like other persons. open air, promotes expectoration, and
Too great an application of the mind strengthens the lungs. Walking up is extremely injurious. Such persons, gentle ascents do the same. therefore, who labour under disorders Red wine in moderate quantities is of the nerves, should be particularly good, and necessary to keep up the tencautious not to give way to too great lion of the solids. an exertion of the intellectual faculties. Nothing should be taken but what They should not be allowed to read, to is agreeable to the stomach, and will meditate, or any way occupy the mind : easily digest, as indigestion only aggrathese are so many causes of draining the vates the disorder : the symptoms are spirits, which retard the cure. belchings, heart-buras, gripes, and
Never reason on intricate subjects, Auxes. as it hurts the nerves, and injures the All passions of the mind such as fear, mental powers : keep the mind, if pof grief, dread, melancholy, excess of joy, fible, in a ftate of composure and tran- &c. &c. should be avoided as much as quility, free, calin, and undisturbed. poffible. Paffion not only begets a.
Cold-bathing is a most noble reme cute diseases, but anger, hatred, envy, dy to restore the elasticity of the re and distraction. The learned phylia laxed nerves. Dr. Baynard highly cians have observed, that any disorder commenda it, and faith it is an in contracted through passion, and fre. fallible and effectual cure in all dif- quently repeated, is impossible to cure. eases which proceed from wcak, debi- T'he reason is, because the obstruction litated, and feeble nerves *, -Mr. is accumulated time after time.
Those who are studiously inclined, • Sce Baynard's lijftory of Cold-Bathing. and indulge contemplation, ought to
aroid passion, because it tends to dry to them half an obstinate animal, up the radical moisture, and causes and what we are when not well, that fears, watchings, and other affections. if agreeable they may amuse themselves of the mind.
with half of to fondle, and four fixths A country refidence is indispensably of a girt for horses ; during which anecessary for the cure of nervous com- musement they will be presented with plaints.' The air in populous cities is an agreeable acid, and to allitt, chanprejudical, as it is filled with noxious sing a letter, tuo fifths of to be in particles, and may have lost that vivify want, and three fifths of stormy. ing quality, wherein confifts all its effi After which will be at your service cacy. That of the country, which is half of to perplex, kalf of a wrangler, a well-ftrewed with herbs, trees, and. Scotch word for to fee, and a ferpentine thrubs, is a virgin air, an air impregletter, four fixths of allowed, a connunated with every thing the most vola-bial pledge, three fourths of a kiss, and tile and agreeable, the most cardial of two thirds of an obligation ; the young plants, with the vapour of the earth, of a beast prohibited to the Jews, a and is of itself very salubrious, vowel, half a clear, valuable gem, and
It is also of very great contcquence a talkative bird; the abbreviation of a to respire the morning air: we then woman's Chriftian name, and a tripfuck in the balmy duw, and swim, as it ling. 'Tour fixths of a pative of Taiwere, in the midst of an eflence of tary, and a consonant.; half of what plants, which we continually respire ; doctors pretend to do, an heavenly futhe good effects thereof can be by no- minary, a consonant, a letter the ebing else supplied.
French seldom pronounce, glutinous, Eafi-Laving on. Medicus. changing a letter, a lash, a consonant,
a term for polish, changing a letter,
and the fuft sprouts of plants, chan. Corbe CONTRIBUTORS of the Lady's ging a letter; with a variety of four MAGAZINE,
fifths of a board, to lay things on a li
quid letter, and a water animal ; and if LADIES,
the witty Mr. G-R**y will favour AVING long expected the pre me with his company, I will provide
mised feast of Mr. G. R*f*y, him with the staff of life, juice of olives, I forbore offering you any entertain a well-known reasoning; and as eating ment, not doubting but that his recep is not falutary without drinking, shall țion would be more elegant and gen. set before him the following liquors : teel ihan any I could possibly provide, A carriage for the dead, changing 2 and likewife more agrecable to the la letter, an eccletiaftical title, to gain, a dies, he being so polite and accom- vowel, and a confonant; a ludicrous plished a gentleman; But as be, like repartee, and two fifths of a seat, iwo most of his fex, promises and does not fifths of a perfume, and a colour reperform, I now prefume to oler
verfed. the following hun.ble tho' hearty wel. In hort, if this little treat meets come.
with the approbation of but one of First there will be for your accept the numerous accomplished aod amiaance, two fourths of a farmer's pride ble ladies that contribute to this truly one third of a coller's implement, a entertaining work, I shall think myscú brewer's car, and three fifths of not fufficiently recompensated, firit, added to terror, changing a letier,
I am, ladies, an abbrevia:ion for company, il conlo
Your most obedient, pant, and wrat lawyers are ever ready to receive, joined to half a clown, a
Humble servant, consonant, and a ferpentine letter. Ile worth.
E. W After th: company have sufficiently relrefled the!vt's, will be introduced
Solution to the ENIGMATICAL DE: ber, though. I have not heard of any
SCRIPTion of his MAJESTY's Dress Specific medicines, yet the following on bis baft BIRTH-Day, Page 453. haz by many been found of essential 'HE coat his majesty had on was
service, and I hope you will insert it in a sea-green chained filk, richly your next Magazine for the relief of
the ornamented with foil and spangles.
“ Take camphorated spirit of winc, The waistcoat and breeches were a beautiful Gilver tissue ; the necessary sweet almonds, of each half an ounce
compound spirit of lavender, oil of appertenances were an elegant set of mother-pearl buttons, fet round with by ricafure : volatile spirit of fal amsmall brilliant diamonds ; over theremonias, oil of. amber, of each one
drachm. Mix well together : let the he wore a garter, the george, and a
parts affected be well rubbed with it ilar.
His linen was cambrick, his ruffies, right and morning with a warm land, &c. were fine point lace.
and the patient flould lay warm when
in bed : but if the disorder proceeds His shoes were dog-skin.
from an internal cause, internal remeHis shoe and knee-buckles were diamonds.
dies should be used."
I Mall be happy to hear that any reHis inajelty had besides these a sword, elegantly ornamented with jew- Thall be ever ready to give furthe: :d
lief is found from this prescription, and els ; likewise a brilliant diamond ring; vice when requested through your Iahut what rendered it truly estimable,
gazine. was the amiable miniature of her ma
I am, Sir, jesty, with which it was embellished. I agree with Henrietta that his or.
Your humble servant, naments were few ; had they been
W--C-more, they would have been eclipfed by the superior luitre of his more intrinsic virtues.
Tbe FEMALE REFORMER. Though dress is the least consideration of a noble mind, yet it must cre
By BoB SHORT, Jun. ate an agreeable sensation in the heart
(Continued from Page 477.) of every loving subject, when they behold in their sovereign an amiable per
NUMBER XXVII. fon, at the same time they have the
TN anfwer to Amelia Stanhope's let. pleasing fatisfaction not only to see him look, ont be indeed a king.
ter, in my last, I beg leave to ob.
serve, there is no subject that can be Ifleworth.
written on but what has been handled A young lady of fourteen before by one writer or another: att years of age, who assumes the name of that modern'aurhors can do then is to Sophia Mailda B—, expreffes her fur. express themselves on the fame topics prize that Henrietta has made no men- in a different ftile, or in a novel mantion of the fo king, in her description, ner, or set the fubject in a new light, and pursues the subject with more wit by throwing out new thoughts upon it. than good-nature.
With respect to my own thoughts on a country life, as adapted to the
fair sex, I would observe, reading inRecipe for ebe Cure of the CRAMP.
structive and entertaining books, the To the Editor of the LADY's MAconversation of some agreeable neigh
bours, the economy of a family, vcSIR,
casional needle-work, the gented acanswer to a letter from a person complishment of music, prudently reI inserted in your Magazine for Septem- exercise of walking when the weather