The British Apollo Volume 1

The British Apollo Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1726 edition. Excerpt: ... inadvertency. Thd' yet there are many pfous and considerate Christians, who always stand at so divine an exercise. And this posture is punctually obsorv'd at St. Peter's Cornhill, introduc'd as we imagine by the late pious bishop of St. Asapk. And that the fame posture obtain'd among the primitive Christians we have no reason to doubt, since they were us'd to stand at a less devotional employment. Pray, Gentlemen, What in your opinion hut occasioned this sudden and general distemper among the horses I A. Such a general distemper can proceed but from a very common cause, and as nothing is more common to all than the air in which they move, and which they breath; it is very likely this distemper hath been occasioned by some constitution of it very contrary to that of horses. But wherein this contrariety does consist is not so easy to determine. However, if we consider the nature of this their distemper, which may properly be called a catarrh, or defluxion of a vitiated lympha upon their nostrils and windpipe, we may presume to lay, that the cold unseasonable north east winds we have had for so many days together have not a little contributed towards it, by hindering or stopping their insensible perspiration, which perhaps at this time used to be more copious; but besides, we may suppose, that this wind has filled the air with some sharp particles, which by inspiration mixing with their blood, help to render its serum or lympha more salt or acid, so that the glandules through which it is naturally separated, especially in the membrane of the nostrils and wind-pipe, being irritated, discharge a much greater quantity than usual, which either by contraction or compression of the neighbouring blood-vessels may cause an inflammation in the lungs, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536371
  • 9781236536372