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Clovenford, a village on the Tweed 51

Allusion to Mr. Yarrell's "History of British Fishes,"

Note 52

Changeful state of the Tweed 53

Variety of bait required 54

The Rev. Mr. Fenwick a capital fisherman—his mode

of Trouling with a Par-tail 55

What materials used in Fly-making 56

Lord Somerville 57

Courtesy recommended to Travellers 58

Margravine of Anspach 59

The Tweed apt to swell rapidly 60

Arrival of Mr. Scott at Clovenford 61

Curious circumstance of his having with him a Manu-
script of "The Romance of Sir Tristram," in which

is the name of Carlyon 62

Complimentary reference to Mr. Polwhele 63

A Table of Contents wanted to his "History of Corn-
wall" 64

Quotations from the Romance of "Thomas the

Rhymer" 66

Letter from Sir W. Scott to Mr. Polwhele on the sub-
ject of the above Romance 67

Dinner at Melrose—Recital of Scott's lines on Melrose

Abbey 73

A Day's Fishing in the Ettrick, with occurrences in

connection with it 74

Return of Sir W. Scott to Edinburgh, with some

Notices relative to him 78

His opinion of Milton's "Paradise Lost" 79

The subject discussed 80—83

"War Song," written by Scott, for the Royal Edin-
burgh Dragoons 84

Critical State of Great Britain at this period 84

Scott's zealous advocacy of Conservatism 86 SIR WALTER SCOTT-continued.


Contrast between Milton and him 87

Lines pourtraying him 88

Men's characters usually formed at the age of thirty .. 88

Anecdote of Sir Walter 89

Letter to him communicating the Death of Dr. Collins 91

Coleridge, Wordsworth, Sir H. Davy 93

Sir W. Scott's Journey to Italy, after a succession of

paralytic attacks, unavailing 94

His Return to Abbotsford, and Death 95

Testimony of a learned American to his equanimity

and religious sincerity 96

Wordsworth's beautiful lines on his Departure for Italy 97

His fame universal 97

Striking and unexpected testimony to it, from the pen of Bishop Heber, and from that of the Rev. R. Walsh, L.L.D 98—101


Introductory Notices Of Mr. Abernethy 103

His natural talent for Lecturing, and great disinterestedness 104

Anecdote of his losing a dinner to attend to an importunate patient 105

His dislike of talkative patients 105

An illustrative Anecdote 106

His abhorrence of Empiricism 106

Comparison of him with Professors Blumenbach and

Cuvier 107

His anxiety to impress religious sentiments on his

pupils 108

Galen, a Sceptic in his youth 108

Blumenbach's illustration of the connection of Anatomy with Physiology 108 MR. ABERNETHY-continued.

Poire The Healing Art one and indivisible 109

Abernethy an advocate for Post Mortem examinations 111

Anecdote of J. Hunter, relative to them 112

Necessity inculcated of " Keeping the Heart with all

diligence" 113

Abernethy's familiar mode of Lecturing, illustrated by

an Anecdote, and quotations from his Lectures 114

Acute sense of hearing of the Arabs 115

Anecdote of a Madman who fancied he had a living

animal within him 116

The advantage of timely relaxation 117

Anecdotes relative to the detection of Impostors, by

J. Hunter and Blumenbach 118,119

Abernethy, equally with J. Hunter, favourable to the

study of Comparative Anatomy 120

Abhorrence of unnecessary cruelty 120


The Subject Of Digestion Entered Upon 121

Experiments of the late Sir B. Harwood 121

Caution necessary in its application 122

The removal of one principal cause of Apoplexy accounted for 124

Mode of living in Queen Elizabeth's day, compared

with the present 124

No country in which the gradations of rank are more

completely dovetailed than in England 125

Habits of social life in England better than they were

a century ago 126

Still wretched state of the lowest orders 126

Provisions better, as well as Cookery, in the present

day 128

Great advantage of Temperance 128

A first-rate Cook nearly as rare as a first-rate Musician 130 CHAP. III. MR. ABERNETHY-eonttnued.


Containing A Brief- Account Op Lewis Cornaro 131

Wholesome diet—what? 132

Quality as well as quantity to be attended to 133

Value of a prolonged life resulting from Temperance.. 135

Improved mode of Living since 1737 137

Extract from "The Choice of Hercules," by Prodicus 138 Death of Cornaro, with a second illustrative extract

from Prodicus 139


Abernethy's Hospital Practice 140

Case illustrative of his Maxims of Health 141

Such maxims to be adopted in spirit, rather than letter 142

His anxious solicitude about his patients 143

The life of medical men particularly obnoxious to

anxiety 144

Illustrated in the case of Sir R. Croft 146


Abernethy's Publications 146

Essay on the Functions of the Skin 146

Their connection with pulmonary disease 146

His practical observations 148

Pulmonary Consumption as intractable a disease as

ever 150

Galloping Consumption, what? 151

Case of the Queen Dowager 152

Mr. Abernethy's "Essay on Injuries of the Head,"

1797 154

His judicious remarks on the use of the Trephine 155

Case in illustration 155

The subject of " Injuries of the Head " resumed, 1804 156

Fatal case from Concussion 157 MR. ABERNETHY-eonrtnued.


Case of the Duke of Orleans 158

Correctness of Abernethy's views confirmed by a remarkable case 159


Classification Op Tumours 161

Abernethy's definition of them 162

Theory of their treatment 164

Queen Dowager, when ill, recommended to take all

manner of medicines by strangers to her, Note 166

Case of Pancreatic Sarcoma, successfully treated by

Dr. Bouttatz 166

Interesting case of Tuberculated Sarcoma 168


On The Digestive Organs 172

Abernethy's and Dr. Baillie's mode of prescribing, very similar 174


Lectures Delivered At The Royal College Of

Surgeons 176

Sir Wm. Blizzard, A.'s earliest professional instructor.. 177

Quotation from his first Lecture 177

Abernethy's own view of the duties and responsibilities

of his profession 178

J. Hunter's notions respecting the Living Principle.. 179

His high claims to our respect 179

Phenomena of Electricity 180

Apposite quotation from Sir H. Davy's " Elements of

Chemical Philosophy" 181

The Principle of Life inscrutable 182

The Brain, the organ of sensation and volition 183

Arguments for the independence of the mind 185

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