Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania Volume 7

Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania Volume 7

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... of Minerva springing from the head of Jupiter, and terminating with the popular use of "intellect" and "brains" as convertible terms. But waiving all efforts at the defence of phrenology, which has occupied so many and such ponderous tomes, and passing b) all remonstrance against the unwonted vehemence w ith which the poor science has been attacked in the most diversified channels, the thunders of pulpit denunciation, the ridicule of the theatre, the innuendo and picked anecdotes of the daily gazette, the vulgarity of Blackwood's Magazine, the passionate invective of the rival lecturer in anatomy, and the sharp witted spleen of the rival lawyer, as they respectively vent themselves in the Edinburgh Review, if the inquirer after natural facts is willing to overlook all these, and apply himself to the unbiassed investigation of the real truth, still, even here, a new set of troubles and difficulties await him. These, in fact, are the main cause of my addressing you the present letter; the object of wh: ch is to solicit your advice in such a perilous case. If you think me slow in approaching the point, my excuse must be the portentous nature of the acknowledgment which I have thus been compelled to make. 1 here allude to the judgments which men form of phrenology from the indications which they find cr fancy it presents in regard to their own characters.--Were I not, sir, in such a desperate taking, this might perhaps furnish some amusement; but, as it is, I really think it too hatd to be obliged to furnish elevated characters for every body--to stand responsible a gmeral endorser for the deficiencies of destiny, who, all sanguine expectations to the contrary notwithstanding, still most obstinately persists in maintaining the...show more

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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 798g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236584570
  • 9781236584571