The Best Un-Inspired Book, for Teaching Children How to Become 'Well Off', by the Oldest School Inspector
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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...it. The water is then taken up by the fine vessels of the stomach, much in the way water is ab-sorb-ed by a dry sponge. When a sponge is full, it can take up no more water; and so the ab-sor-bent powers of the stomach, can only take up a certain quan-ti-ty of water. 40. If liquids continue to pour into it, they must remain, and prevent the gastric juice from di-gest-ing the solid food, as it otherwise would have done. Pure water, if drunk during thirst, is im-me-di-ate-ly ab-sorb-ed in the stomach; while other liquids require the che-mi-cal action of the gastric juice, to set free the water they contain. All the matter of which they consist, except water, is then digested. NEVER PICKLE FOOD, IN THE STOMACH. 129 41. Spirit, or al-co-hol, is coa-tain-ed in all drinks that will make man drunk. As spirits are always em-ploy-ed for pre-serv-ing matter from decay, their presence in the stomach must very much, hinder di-ges-tion, by pre-serv-ing the food from the action of the gastric juice, as fruit is pre-serv-ed in a pickling jar. If drunk during eating, al-co-hol does most harm; as even water is better taken at the close, than during a meal. 42. In health, the stomach digests the eaten food it receives, without a thought or a vo-lun-ta-ry effort, on our part. Indeed, food cannot be prevent-ed from di-gest-ing, if placed in an empty, healthy stomach, unless we im-me-di-ate-ly take violent ex-er-cise, or drink much spirits. 43. Should too much food be taken at one meal, the gastric juice cannot flow so freely as it ought to do; from the vessels which supply it being partly stopped and over-strained, by the pressure of too large a quan-ti-ty of food. If too little food be taken, and e-spe-ci-al-ly if the stomach remains empty too long, the...
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