The Diseases and Disorders of the Ox; With an Account of the Diseases of the Sheep

The Diseases and Disorders of the Ox; With an Account of the Diseases of the Sheep

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...with our presence here in this comparatively small portion of the boundless universe, and in regard to the conscious existence of each one of us from day to day, and year to year, and its, at first sight, seemingly abrupt cessation or transformation into something higher when death closes the scenes of our troubles and our trials, of our hopes and of our joys. Nor, as a matter of fact, can Science, the potent enchantress of modern as compared with older civilisations, help us very much, except indeed most vaguely, incompletely, and indirectly. That the heart has been for a long time recognised as one of the essential and central factors of life, needs but little pointing out, as the idea has been embodied in the poetical and fanciful use of the word in all ages and in all nations. " He is a heartless monster," " He has lost his heart," " She is his very heart and soul,"l are terms of expression which imply that the conception of the heart as one of the chief vital elements is one which is universally believed. This has always been the casein greater or less degree among all peoples. As in the majority-of all such conceptions, so in this also there is a great deal of truth; for we find, after the fullest inquiry, that the circulation of the blood into all the various parts of the body, though, itself dependent upon intricate impulses of nerve-force which are very difiicult to unravel, and are indeed as yet incapable of a complete explanation, is an entirely indispensable necessity for the maintenance of life. From the Yer/cs/lire Weekly Post of January 15th, 1887, we extract the following: --Snocxme Ar'1um.--A shunter on the Great Western Railway, at Landore, was on Monday cut to pieces between an engine and...show more

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  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 581g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236964934
  • 9781236964939