A Domestic Narrative of the Life of Samuel Bard, M. D.: LL. D., Late President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of the State of New York, &c

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literary rooms [Columbia college] A. Paul, printer, 1822 - 244 pages

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Page 210 - IX. 0 how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields; All that the genial ray of morning gilds, And all that echoes to the song of even, All that the mountain's sheltering bosom shields, And all the dread magnificence of heaven, O how canst thou renounce, and hope to be forgiven ! X.
Page 210 - E'en from thyself, thy loathsome heart to hide {The mansion then no more of joy serene), Where fear, distrust, malevolence, ahide, And impotent desire, and disappointed pride? O how canst thou renounce the boundless store Of charms which Nature to her votary yields ! The warbling woodland, the resounding shore, The pomp of groves, and garniture of fields...
Page 19 - I had not firmness enough to resist the unanimous desire of my country folks; and I find myself harnessed again in their service for another year. They engrossed the prime of my life. They have eaten my flesh, and seem resolved now to pick my bones.
Page 44 - Cullen's lectures he was peculiarly delighted ; in matter he styles him, " that accurate professor ;" and of his manner he says, " I own I think nothing can exceed it, being so entertaining as well as instructive, that I could listen to him with pleasure for three hours, instead of one.
Page 136 - I am, &c. mortification. During this period Dr. Bard never quitted him. On one occasion, being left alone with him, General Washington, looking steadfastly in his face, desired his candid opinion as to the probable termination of his disease, adding, with that placid firmness which marked his address, ' Do not flatter me with vain hopes ; I am not afraid to die, and therefore can bear the worst
Page 19 - I'm grown used to them, so like my own, I scarcely can see them at all Were the finest young princess, with millions in purse, To be had in exchange for my Joan, I could not get a better, but might get a worse, So ГЦ stick to my dearest old Joan.
Page 122 - O FATHER of mercies, and GOD of all comfort, our only help in time of need ; We fly unto Thee for succour in behalf of this Thy servant, here lying under Thy hand in great weakness of body. Look graciously upon him...
Page 122 - And teach us who survive, in this and other like daily spectacles of mortality, to see how frail and uncertain our own condition is ; and so to number our days, that we may seriously apply our hearts to that holy and heavenly wisdom, whilst we live here, which may in the end bring us to life everlasting, through the merits of JESUS CHRIST Thine only SON our LORD. Amen.
Page 18 - Of their Chloes and Phyllises poets may prate, I sing my plain country Joan, These twelve years my wife, still the joy of my life, Blest day that I made her my own. " Not a word of her face, of her shape, or her air, Or of flames or of darts you shall hear; I beauty admire, but virtue I prize, That fades not in seventy year.
Page 18 - In peace and good order my household she guides, Right careful to save what I gain ; Yet cheerfully spends, and smiles on the friends I've the pleasure to entertain.

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