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Page 406 - On the restoration of life, a teaspoonful of warm water should be given; and then, if the power of swallowing has returned, small quantities of wine, warm brandy and water, or coffee should be administered. The patient should be kept in bed, and a disposition to sleep encouraged, GENERAL OBSERVATIONS.
Page 569 - It is said that about a pint of this mixture will cover a square yard upon the outside of a house if properly applied. Brushes more or less small may be used according to the neatness of the job required. It answers as well as oil paint for wood, brick or stone, and is cheaper.
Page 10 - I live for those who love me, For those who know me true ; For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too : For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance ; For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.
Page 396 - I was drawn along the surface of the water in a very agreeable manner. Having then engaged another boy to carry my clothes round the pond, to a place which I pointed out to him on the other side, I began to cross the pond with, my kite, which carried me quite over without the least fatigue, and with the greatest pleasure imaginable.
Page 395 - The exercise of swimming is one of the most healthy and agreeable in the world. After having swam for an hour or two in the evening, one sleeps coolly the whole night, even during the most ardent heat of summer. Perhaps the pores being cleansed* the insensible perspiration increases and occasions this coolness — It is certain that much swimming is the means of stopping a diarrhoea, and even of producing a constipation.
Page 578 - As school or garden, hoop or swing. Adjectives tell the kind of noun, As great, small, pretty, white or brown.
Page 621 - We ought, therefore, to be slow and cautious in contracting intimacy ; but when a virtuous friendship is once established, we must ever consider it as a sacred engagement.
Page 315 - Their rice ought to be cooked in no more water than is necessary to swell it; their apples roasted, or stewed with no more water than is necessary to steam them ; their vegetables so well cooked as to make them require little butter, and less digestion; their eggs boiled slow and soft.
Page 387 - Society is not at hand) into one nostril, carefully closing the other and the mouth; at the same time drawing downwards, and pushing gently backwards, the upper part of the windpipe, to allow a more free admission of air: blow the bellows gently, in order to inflate the lungs, till the breast be...
Page 396 - ... imaginable. I was only obliged occasionally to halt a little in my course, and resist its progress, when it appeared that, by following too quick, I lowered the kite too much ; by doing which occasionally I made it rise again. I have never since that time practised this singular mode of swimming, though I think it not impossible to cross in this manner from Dover to Calais. The packet-boat, however, is still preferable.