Neither do birds in the first stage of their existence suffer compression or want of aliment in the mother's womb, because the eggs are laid separately. Ehud the judge seems to have been a centenarian at least; for after the conquest of the Moabites the Holy Land had rest for eighty years under his government 14 ; he was a bold and active man, who had in a manner devoted himself for the people: 4. Humours are sometimes generated in the body, which are a kind of opiates themselves; as is found in some kinds of melancholy, wherewith if a man be seized, he is very long-lived. Only when they are carefully worked upon and honed, the in-born abilities yield the best benefits to us. The goose also is one of the long livers; though it feeds on grass and that kind of nourishment. Thus, studying mathematics restrains the mind from darting off elsewhere.
But the nourishment should be such, as after digestion and maturation to generate an oiliness in the juices. Or it will answer the same purpose if you sink them in water, provided the water be sheltered, as wells and cisterns in houses; but in this case glass vessels should be substituted for earthen. Inquire carefully into the differences of the state and faculties of the body in youth and old age; and see whether there be anything that remains unimpaired in old age. Some few things however I will note. Here also life is passed in leisure, and in meditations which, having no relation to the affairs o£ life, breed no anxiety, but delight by their variety and freedom. Sometimes his wit is a mere play upon his words.
And so fumigations of olibanum, lign aloes, and the like, dry the brain and cure catarrhs. But the air acts much quicker either when brightened by the sun's rays if only it does not produce putrefaction , or when stirred by a gale of wind, and in thorough draughts. The real truth is this. . He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England.
Also inquire touching the inteneration, softening,- and renewal of bodies, after they have once commenced to become dry. It is present in everybody. Mead, I imagine, would not be bad, if strong and old; but since all honey has some acidity in it as may be seen by the corrosive water that the chemists extract from it, which can even dissolve metals , it would be better to make a similar drink with sugar, not lightly infused, but incorporated as firmly as honey in mead, and keep it for a year or six months; so that the water may lose its crudity, and the sugar may ac-quire subtlety. Carriage, as has been before observed, I judge more than any other motion to contribute to longevity. Gunpowder, which consists principally of nitre, is said, when taken in a draught, to inspire courage, and to be often used by soldiers and sailors before a battle, as opium is by the Turks. Zeno of Citium lived 98 years 7 ; a high-minded man, a scorner of opinions, of great acuteness, yet not of a troublesome kind, but such as rather engaged and took men's minds than constrained them; wherein Seneca afterwards resembled him. He can be as pithy as a proverb and as profound as a prophecy.
It is a common idea that Seneca was very old, and no less than 114. For as for the first wrong, it doth but offend the law; but the revenge of that wrong, putteth the law out of office. Such are the cypress, fir, pine, box, and juniper; but the cedar, being assisted by its enormous bulk, almost equals the former in age. The first inconvenience is, that by keeping in perspi-rations it may engender diseases, from excrementitious humours. Francis Bacon , Viscount Verulam 1561-1626 was an English Elizabethan philosopher, scientist, jurist, statesman, and essayist. In a way, death elevates the boredom, misery and drudgery of so many lives that are neither heroic nor tragic. The essay comprises of aphoristic sentences that engage the readers.
This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge, keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal, and do well. Now if gold could be opened without corrosive waters, or by corrosive waters provided they had no poisonous qualities that were after-wards well washed, I conceive it would be a useful thing. Great joys attenuate and diffuse the spirits, and shorten life; ordinary cheerfulness strengthens the spirits, by calling them out, and yet not wasting them. The fourth operation is upon the juices of the body. Not however that age is anything of itself seeing it is only a measure of time , but the effect is produced by the innate spirit of the body, which sucks out the moisture of the body, and flies out with it; and by the external air, which multiplies itself upon the innate spirits and juices of the body, and preys upon them. Sir Francis Bacon would have been 65 years old … at the time of his death.
The stomach which is the master of the house, as they say, upon whose strength all the other digestions depend should be so fortified and strengthened as to be moderately warm; firm, not loose; clean, and not charged with oppressive humours; and yet seeing it is supported by, itself rather than by the veins never absolutely empty or fasting; lastly, it should be kept in good appetite, for appetite sharpens di-gestion. But, often death is caused without us feeling much physical pain. In the practice of congealing and freezing fluids that has lately come into use, by applying snow and ice to the exterior of the vessel, nitre is also used, and no doubt excites and strengthens the congelation. There is pithiness, there is poignancy there is beauty in finish. For it is certain that discharge by perspiration is mostly good for the health, but bad for longevity.
His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today. And what may appear strange, salt marshes which are covered at high water are less healthy than those of fresh water. Please show your sympathy and condolences by commenting on and liking this page. Such fear is in-born, but gets accentuated when we get to hear horrific accounts woven around death, and the perils of darkness. Such intelligent analysis of facts improves the soundness and quality of their judgment. When a man dies while engrossed in his work or in the battlefield, he attains great fame and wins a lot of adulation even from those who loathed and envied him during his lifetime.
But for this shortness of life he is perhaps indebted to man, since we have now no horses of the sun that range at large in fresh pastures. Some, when they take revenge, are desirous, the party should know, whence it cometh. From secular princes, I will now turn to the principal persons in the Church. Compound opiAes are, treacle, mithridate, trifera, la-danum of Paracelsus, diacodium, diascordium, philonium, and pills of houndstongue. Cinyras, king of Cyprus, is said to have lived 150 or 160 years in that island, then reputed happy and voluptuous. And this is the reason why forgers lay oiled paper on an autograph, by means of which they attempt to draw the lines.