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" At ninety they lose their teeth and hair, they have at that age no distinction of taste, but eat and drink whatever they can get, without relish or appetite. The diseases they were subject to still continue without increasing or diminishing. In talking... "
Miscellanies... - Page 84
by William Makepeace Thackeray - 1873 - 592 pages
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Guilliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

Jonathan Swift - 1903 - 363 pages
...not even for the decision of meers and bounds. At ninety they lose their teeth and hair ; they hare at that age no distinction of taste, but eat and drink...persons, even of those who are their nearest friends and relations. For the same reason they never can amuse themselves with reading, because their memory will...
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Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

Jonathan Swift - 1907 - 241 pages
...they allowed to be witnesses in any cause, either civil or criminal. At ninety they lose their teeth and hair ; they have at that age no distinction of...The diseases they were subject to still continue. In talking they forget the common appellation of things, and the names of persons, even of those who...
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Senescence, the Last Half of Life

Granville Stanley Hall - Old age - 1922 - 517 pages
...they allowed to be witnesses in any cause either civil or criminal." "At ninety they lose their teeth and hair, they have at that age no distinction of...whatever they can get, without relish or appetite." In talking, they forget the common appellation of things and the names of persons, even of those who...
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Gulliver's Travels

Jonathan Swift - Fiction - 1992 - 318 pages
...get, without relish or appetite. The diseases they were subject to, still continue without encreasing or diminishing. In talking, they forget the common...persons, even of those, who are their nearest friends and relations. For the same reason, they never can amuse themselves with reading, because their memory...
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Jonathan Swift and the Burden of the Future

Alan D. Chalmers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 175 pages
...This death-in-life vision of human immortality is luridly physical: "At ninety they lose their Teeth and Hair; they have at that age no Distinction of...whatever they can get, without Relish or Appetite" (PW XI:197); and this with still hundreds of years ahead. More distressing, perhaps, than the physical...
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Standard of Care: The Law of American Bioethics

George J. Annas - Medical - 1997 - 291 pages
...whose minds and bodies suffered from the decay of old age nonetheless: At ninety they lose their teeth and hair; they have at that age no distinction of...names of persons, even of those who are their nearest and dearest friends and relations. For the same reason, they never can amuse themselves with reading,...
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Aging: Culture, Health, and Social Change

David N. Weisstub, David C. Thomasma, S. Gauthier, G.F. Tomossy - Medical - 2001 - 256 pages
...which is the normal life expectancy in Luggnagg, the Struldbrugs exhibited At 90, they lose their teeth and hair, they have at that age no distinction of...persons, even of those who are their nearest friends and relations. For the same reason, they never can amuse themselves with reading, because their memory...
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Design for a Life: How Biology and Psychology Shape Human Behavior

P. P. G. Bateson, Paul Martin - Psychology - 2001 - 271 pages
...natural Affection, which never descended below their Grand-children. ... At Ninety they lose their Teeth and Hair; they have at that Age no Distinction of...Diseases they were subject to, still continue without encreasing or diminishing. In talking they forget the common Appellation of Things, and the Names of...
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Geronticide: Killing the Elderly

Michael Brogden - Social Science - 2001 - 221 pages
...period they are held incapable of any employment of trust or profit... At ninety they lose their teeth and hair, they have at that age no distinction of...appetite. The diseases they were subject to still continue ... ln talking they forget ... the names of persons, even of those who are their nearest friends and...
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The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life

Jeff McMahan - Philosophy - 2002 - 540 pages
...Tithonus. live forever but without "a perpetuity of youth. health. and vigour."14 The struldbrugs have no distinction of taste but eat and drink whatever...relish or appetite. The diseases they were subject to continue. without increasing or diminishing. tn talking they forget the common appellation of things....
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