Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion Volume 5

Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...the plague of Athens, the plague of Florence, the plague of London, the yellow fever in New York, or the cholera of 1832? The truth is brought home to us by scenes that daily come to our. knowledge through the medium of the telegraph, and which, though l'CCUllt-ti with the brevity of thatmcdiutn, are fourfully. distinct and iI1lpl'6S!lVG-Human suffering has always a Claim 11; In our sympathy; but when the cup of human woe is l"! W to overflowing, the interest we feel is almost agonizing. i such be the sentiments of distant auditors of these events, what must be the sensations of those who live. within the fatal precincts?' New Orleans is still sufiering under the fearful visitation of one of these terrible scourgcs. The papers are filled with lists of the sufferers, the hospitals are crowded to overflowing, the epidemic seems to level all ranks, the rich man is hardly better cared for than the poor; indeed, public charity is oftentimes more efficacious than hireling scrvice--for at such a fatal time, few things are more striking than the nothiugness of wealth. It cannot shield its possessor from the fatal stroke, and the safety of the servant-is of more value than the gold whichuwould bind him tgthe dangerous bedside. It is at such moments of trial that the noble qualities of the human soul shine forth in ull their lustrc--qualities that wealth can neither develop nor reward; resignation on the part of the sufferer, devotion on that of the friend. m Now it is that we learn what true heroism is, and how far the civic virtues outshine those on which the world lavishes its laurels. The skilled /and true ph_vsician--who knows no rest not fear, but goes from bedside to bedside, administering and assuaging, if he cannot avert, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 730 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,279g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236879627
  • 9781236879622