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Mingle? ted him to mingle a little wine with his water.

These compliances however were fo extremely irksome to his temper, that the month

seemed to pass away as slowly as a year. expired? 61. When it was expired, and his fervants

came to ask his orders, he inttantly threw himse if into his carriage without taking leave either of the doctor or his family. When he came to reflect upon the treatment he had re..

ceived, his forced exercises, his involuntary involuntary ? abstinence, and all the otner mortifications be

had undergone, he could not conceive but it mul de a plot of the physician he had leit behind, and full of rage and indignation, drove directly to his house in order to reproach him

with it. fuggen? 62. The physician happened to be at home,

but scarcely knew his patient again, though after so thort an absence. He liad' fhrunk half his former bulk, his look and colour were mended, and he had entirely thrown away his crutches. Wlien he had given vent to all'

that his anger could suggell, the physician perfuafion. çooliy answered in the following manner: I

know not, fir, what right you lave to make me these reproaches, since it was not by my perfuafion that you put your elt under the

care of doct i Ramozini. integrity ? 63. Yes, fir, but you gave me a high charac,

ter of his ikiil and integrity. Has he then de

in e ther, or do you find yourself worse. worse than when you put yourself urder his

care I cannot say that, anfwere.ithegentleman.

64. I am, to be sure, furprizingly improved complain. in my digestion ; I sleep better than ever I did

before ; I eat with an appetite; and I can walk, almost as well as ever I could in my life.

And do you seriously come, said the phyfimiracles? ciai, to complain of a man that has effected all these miracles for you in so short a time,

and

ceived you

and unless you are now wanting to yourself, has given you a degree of life and health, which

you

had not the smallelt reason to expect?

65. The gentleman, who had not sufficient. Confused? ly coni'dei ed all theie advantages, began to look a littlé confuled, and the physician thus dupe? went on. All that you have to complain of is, that you have been involuntarily your own parcel. dupe, and cheated into bealth and has piness. You went to doctor Ramozini, and faw a parcel of miserable wretches comfortably at din

ner.

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66. That great and worthy man is the father of all about him : He knows that most of originate ? the diseases of the poor originate in their want of food and necessaries; and therefore benevolently aflists them with better diet and clothing.

67. The rich, on the contrary, are general. vidims ? ly the victims of their own floth and intempera:ce; a .d therefore he finds it necessary to use a contrary method of cure, exercise, abstinence, and mortification.

68. You, fir, have been indeed treated like rouzing. a child, but it has been for your own advantage. Neither your bed, nor meat, nor drink has ever been medicated; all the wonderful change that has beon produced, has been by giving you better habits, and rouzing the flumbering powers of your own constitution. 69. As to deception, you have none to com- perfuaded.

. plain of, except what proceeded from your own foolith imagination ; which persuaded you that a physician was to regulate his con- regulated? duct by the folly and intemperance of his pa- . tient.

70. As to all the rest, he only promised to promised. exert all the secrets of his art for your cure ; and this, I am witness, he has done to effect- effettually. ually, that were you to reward him with half

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for his deserts. Dispatched? 71. The gentleman, who did not want ei

ther fenfe or generosity, could not help feel. ing ihe force of what was faid. He therefore

made a handsome apology for his behaviour, gratitude. and initantly dispatched a servant to Docior

Ramozini, with a handsome present, and a letter expreffing the highest gratitude.

72. And 11) much fatisfaction did he find in relapsed? the amendment of his health and spirits, that

he never again relapted into his former habits

of intemperance, but by conftant exercise and intemperance ? uniform moderation, cortinued free from any

considerable diiease to a very comfortable old age.

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it will be an act of kindness to inform the moneyless how they may reinforce their pockets, I will acquaint them with the true fecret of money-catching the certain way to fill empty purses and how to keep them always full. Two simple rules well observed, will do the business.

2. First, let honefty and industry be thy constant companions; and, secondly, spend one penny lefs than thy clear gains. Then fhall thy hide-bound pocket soon begin to thrive,and will neveragain cry with the empty belly-ach neither will creditors infult thee, nor want opprels, nor hunger bite, nor nakedness freeze thee.

3. The whole hemisphere will shine bright. er, and pleasure spring up in every corner of

thy

creditors.

freeze.

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thy heart. Now, therefore, embrace these Bleak?'
rules and be happy: Banilh the bleak winds
of forrow from thy mind, and live independ-

enr.

4. Then shalt thou be a man, and not hide approack. thy face at the approach of the rich; nor suffer the pain of feeling little when the fons of fortune walk at thy right hand; for independen- fleece. cy, whether with little or much, is good fortune, and placeth thee on even ground with the proudest of the golden fleece,

5. Oh then, be wise, and let induftry walk reachest. with thee in the morning, and attend thee until thod reached the evening hour for reit. Let honesty be as the breath of thy foul, and never penny. forget to have a penny, when all thy expenses are enumerated and paid.

6. Then shalt thou reach the point of hap- field? piness, and independence shall be thy thed and buckler, thy helmet and crown; tien buckler? shall thy soul walk tiprightly, nor stoop to thie fiiken wretch becaufe he hath riches, nor pock- helmet? et an abuse because the hand which offers is wears a ring let with diamonds.

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On the Boiling of Potatoes.
HERE is nothing that would tend Consumidor

more to promote the consumption of tion potatoes, than to have the proper mode of preparing them as food, generally known. In London, this is little attended to; whereas in potatoer. Lancastershire and Ireland the boiling of potatoes is brought to very great perfection indecd.

2. When prepared in the following manner, boiled. if the quality of the root be good, they may be eaten as bread, a practice not unusual in Ireland. The potatoes should be, as much as separately. possible, of the fame fize, and the large and small ones boiled separately.

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Pairing. 3. They must be washed clean, and with

out paring or scraping, put into a pot with produce?

cold water, not sufficient to cover them, as

they will produce themselves, before they groense

boti, a considerable quantity of fluid. They
do not admit being put into a vessel of boiling
water, like greens.

4. If the potatoes are tolerably large it erude?

will be necessary, as foon as they begin to
boil, to throw in some cold water, and occa-

fionally repeat it, till the potatoes are boile unpalatable ? ed to the heart; they will otherwise crack,

and burst to pieces on the outside, whilst the

inside will be nearly in a ciude state, and unwholesome ? consequently very unpalatable aud unwhole

some.

5. During the boiling, throwing in a pour.

little falt occasionally is found a great im

provement, and it is certain that the flower, evaporate? they are cooked the better.

When boiled, pour off the water, and evaporate the moistmoisture. ure, by replacing the vessel in which the

potatoes were boiled, once more over the
fire. This makes them remarkably dry and
mealy.
6. They should be brought to the table

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with the skins on, and eat with falt, as biead. Superior ?

Nothing but experience can satisfy any one
how superior the potatoes will be thus

pre-
pared, if the fort be good and mealy.

7. Some have tried boiling potatoes in fear, jteam. thinking by that process that they must inbibe

less water, but immerfion in water causes imbibe? the discharge of a certain substance, which immersion

the team alone is incapable of doing, and by discharge ? retaining which the flavour of the root is inflavour?

jured, and they afterwards become dry by retaining? being put over the fire a fecond time without 8. With a little butter, or milk, or filh,

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water.

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