The Mysteries of Tobacco

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Wiley and Putnam, 1846 - 185 من الصفحات

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الصفحة 23 - With lust and violence the house of God? In courts and palaces he also reigns, And in luxurious cities, where the noise Of riot ascends above their loftiest towers, And injury, and outrage: And when night Darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons Of Belial, flown with insolence and wine.
الصفحة 97 - None so sovereign to the brain. Nature, that did in thee excel, Framed again no second smell. Roses, violets, but toys For the smaller sort of boys, Or for greener damsels meant ; Thou art the only manly scent. Stinking'st of the stinking kind, Filth of the mouth and fog of the mind...
الصفحة 84 - O thou invisible spirit of wine ! if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
الصفحة 84 - Tobacco battered, and the Pipes shattered (about their Ears who idly idolize so base and barbarous a Weed ; or at least-wise overlove so loathsome a Vanity) by a Volley of holy Shot from Mount Helicon.
الصفحة 49 - Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all their panaceas, potable gold, and philosophers stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases. A. good, vomit, I confesse, a vertuous herb, if it be well qualified, opportunely taken, and medicinally used ; but, as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health, hellish...
الصفحة 6 - Achivi 45 aut haec in nostros fabricata est machina muros inspectura domos venturaque desuper urbi, aut aliquis latet error: equo ne credite, Teucri: quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.
الصفحة 49 - I confess, a virtuous herb, if it be well qualified, opportunely taken, and medicinally used, but, as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as Tinkers do Ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, land, health, hellish, devilish, and damned Tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.
الصفحة 67 - Wesley, speaking of the abuse of tobacco, intimates an apprehension that the human ear will not long remain exempted from its application. " To such a height with some is fashion grown, They feed their very nostrils with a spoon,* One, and but one degree is wanting yet, To make their senseless luxury complete ,• Some choice regale, useless as snuff and dear, To feed (he mazy windings of the ear.
الصفحة 127 - Every professed, inveterate, and incurable snuff-taker, at a moderate computation, takes one pinch in ten minutes. Every pinch, with the agreeable ceremony of blowing and wiping the nose, and other incidental circumstances, consumes a minute and a half. One minute and a half out of every ten, allowing sixteen hours to a...
الصفحة 99 - And to the reins, and milt, and stomach gives Quick riddance from the pains which each endures; Next the dire wounds of poisoned arrows cures ; All bruises heals, and when the gums are sore, It makes them sound, and healthy as before. Sleep it procures, our anxious sorrows lays, And with new flesh the naked bone arrays. No herb hath greater power to rectify All the disorders in the breast that lie, Or in the lungs. Herb of immortal fame ! Which hither first by Santa Croce came, When he, (his time...

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