A picture of Valencia ...: comprehending a description of that province ... With an appendix, containing a geographical and statistical survey of Valencia, and of the Balearic and Pithyusian Islands; together with remarks on the Moors in Spain

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Printed for Henry Colburn, 1809 - Balearic Islands (Spain) - 309 pages

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Page 228 - He lost no time in communicating his ideas to the physicians and medical men in the province, and had the satisfaction to see that his philanthropic views were productive of the happiest results. Thus, for instance, at the farm de los Puchols, in the district of the little town of Sierra den...
Page 310 - A PICTURE OF LISBON: taken on the Spot; being a Description, moral, civil, political, physical, and religious, of that Capital, with Sketches on the Government, Character, and Manners of the Portuguese in general.
Page 308 - ... jalousie se mêle au pourpre des amans ; le blanc, symbole d.innocence, se distingue à chaque ruban ; le violet de la constance brille sur le riche turban.
Page 228 - The plants are taken when they are beginning to run to seed, and dried in the shade till all their humidity is evaporated. On this each is separately pounded; the powder is passed through a hair-sieve, mixed in equal parts, and put away in well-corked bottles. It is to be observed, that none of the roots must be eraployed, except those of the sea-holly, which possess very great strength.
Page 228 - It is to be observed, that none of the roots must be eraployed, except those of the sea-holly, which possess very great strength. With respect to the use of this remedy, it is indispensably necessary that it should be administered immediately after the infliction of the •wound. The common dose for a man is one scruple, for a dog a drachm ; and the vehicle used for both is vrine or water.
Page 308 - Zélinde , craintive , inquiète , Se repose sous un jasmin. ELLE envoie un fidèle page Chercher le malheureux amant. Ganzul croit à peine au message; L'infortune rend méfiant.
Page 310 - ... with remarks on the nature of its soil, climate, productions, and foreign and internal commerce; to which will be subjoined, observations on the most prevalent diseases incident to the climate, with hints to new settlers on the most efficacious modes of prevention. It will form one volume...
Page 229 - Sales, was not sent for till three days after the accident : he nevertheless resolved to try the powder, which produced effects that surpassed his expectation. " In fact, the two patients perfectly recovered of the bites, without manifesting the slightest symptoms of hydrophobia, till the present time 1802, and during an interval of six years not the least alteration has been observed in their health. The actual madness of the dog seems to have been fully proved ; for several goats and sheep which...
Page 228 - ... or water. No particular diet need be observed; only the powder must be taken morning and evening for nine days successively. From time immemorial the inhabitants of the above-mentioned district have made use of this powder as a specific for the bite of vipers with universal success ; till at length the celebrated Cavanilles resolved to try its effects against the bites of mad dogs.
Page 126 - ... during the fummer, but in winter it may go three weeks or a month unwatered. Betide the refrefhing ftream derived from the pantano, they have fome norias : the moft remarkable of which, belonging to Mr. Arabet, is worked by wind, and raifes the water forty feet. •The land never refts; for no fooner has it rewarded the farmer with one crop, than he begins to prepare it for another. In September he...

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