Discourses on a Sober and Temperate Life: By Lewis Cornaro, a Noble Venetian. Translated from the Italian Original

Benjamin White, 1768 - 281 頁

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第 ix 頁 - I am mentioning, was of an infirm constitution, till about forty, when by obstinately persisting in an exact course of temperance, he recovered a perfect state of health ; insomuch that at fourscore he published his book which has been translated into English under the title of " Sure and Certain Methods of attaining a Long and Healthy Life.
第 98 頁 - Nor do I ever find myself the worse for writing immediately after meals; nor is my understanding ever clearer ; nor am I apt to be drowsy ; the food I take being in too small a quantity to send up any fumes to the brain. O, how advantageous it is to an old man to eat but little ! Accordingly, I who know it eat but just enough to keep body and soul together...
第 49 頁 - ... known, or understood; that is, how great is the power, wisdom, and goodness of the Deity. He then descends to nature, and acknowledges her for the daughter of God; and sees, and even feels with...
第 124 頁 - ... to bread, wine, broths and eggs : for this is the true method of preserving men of a bad constitution; and it is a life of more indulgence than that led by the holy fathers of the desert, who subsisted entirely on wild fruits and roots, and drank...
第 34 頁 - Hence it is, that when a physician comes to visit a patient, this is the first thing he prescribes, enjoining him to live regularly. In like manner, when a physician takes leave of a patient, on his being recovered, he advises him, as he tenders his health, to lead a regular life.
第 32 頁 - ... such strength and malignity, as they generally acquire in the superannuated bodies of those who live without rule. And as there was not any old malignity in my humours (which is the thing that kills people,) but only that, which my new irregularity had occasioned, this fit of sickness, though exceeding violent, had not strength enough to destroy me.
第 58 頁 - ... marshy, and the air so unwholesome, as to make it a residence fitter for adders than men. But on my draining off the waters, the air mended, and people resorted to it so fast, and increased to such a degree, that it soon acquired the perfection in which it now appears ; hence I may say with truth, that I have given in this place an altar and a temple to God, with souls to adore him. These are things which afford me infinite pleasure, comfort, and satisfaction, as often as I go to see and enjoy...
第 60 頁 - But what delights me most is, in my journeys backwards and forwards, to contemplate the situation and other beauties of the places I pass through -, some in the plain, others on hills, adjoining to rivers or fountains ; with a great many fine Houses and gardens.
第 128 頁 - I shall' speak of nothing but what I have already mentioned ; but it was not at the age of ninety-one, to which I have now attained ; a thing I cannot help taking notice of, because as I advance in years, the sounder and heartier I grow, to the amazement of all the world.
第 27 頁 - I generally made use of ; which increase alone brought on me a most cruel fit of sickness. And as it is a case so much in point to the subject in hand, and the knowledge of it may be useful to some of my readers, I shall take the trouble to relate it. I say, then, that my dearest friends and relations...