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CHAP. IX. MR. ABERNETHY-eoniinued.


The Subject Of Materialism Considered 186

Who are the real Materialists? 186

Revelation alone gives us information respecting our

immortal souls 188

Anecdote of Socrates 188

Subtlety of Abernethy's opponents 189

Quotations from Dr. Elliotson's "Human Physiology" 190

Manly retractation of Mr. Lawrence 195

The writings of many eminent divines and Christian

writers quoted by Materialists 196

Bishop Watson thought to lean to Materialism 198

Analogy between vegetation and resurrection 199

Cases illustrative of the dependence of the mind upon

the body in life 201

The sentient principle, nevertheless, essentially distinct 203


The Subject Op Abernethy's Seven PhysioloGical Lectures Introduced 205

Phrenology began to attract attention at the end of the

last century 207

Abernethy, a strenuous approver of Vaccination 207

His apprehension of a tendency to degenerate, ground-
less 208

Illustrations of Phrenology 209

Four Reasons assigned for regarding the Brain as the

organ of the Mind 212

Phrenology consistent with Revelation 218

Physiognomy as amenable to prejudice as Phrenology 219

Washington practically a Phrenologist 220

Phrenologists boast of having brought to light the

machinery of the moral world 222

MB. ABERNETHY—continued.

Page The attempt to grapple with the idea of abstract Deity vain 226

Passages of the New Testament considered 228


Comparative Anatomy 233

J. Hunter's claim to originality of information vindi-
cated 233

Quotations illustrative of a striking coincidence in the

views of Hunter and Cuvier 235

The tendency of Comparative Anatomy finely set forth

by Mr. Abernethy 237

Observations on Grecian Sculpture 239

Head of the African Negro, and his general configura-
tion, considered 240

Character and use of the Teeth 242

The Whale Tribe, favourite subject of investigation to
J. Hunter; illustrated by a quotation 243


Human Osteology 244

The vertebral column 245

Evidence of Dr. Maclaurin's penetration respecting the

use of the central inelastic matter 245

The ancients had a clear perception of whatever is

beautiful and useful in the human frame 247

Fine passage from Galen's writings 250

CHAP. XIII. Digestion 251

Mr. Hunter the originator of the now generally
received opinions respecting Digestion 251

First announced in 62nd Vol. of the Philosophical
Transactions, in the year 1772 253

MR. ABERNETHY—continued.

Page Abernethy's indignant reprobation of Spalanzani's

cruelty . 253


On The Absorbing Vessels 255

J. Hunter profited by the light first shed on the subject

by his brother, Dr. Hunter 255

His original views often ascribed to others 256

Mr. Hunter's patience in examining the structure of the lower animals scarcely credible 257


Secretion, Nutrition, And Procreation 258

The consideration of the living principle resumed .... 259

The subject of Procreation well illustrated by Hunter 262

Abernethy's own remarks thereon 263


The Organs Op Sense, And More Particularly,

The Skin 264

Abernethy's habitual humanity and regard for the

feelings of his patients 264

Military punishments, used to be extremely cruel .... 265

Still unnecessarily severe 269

Ankerstrom, the assassin of the King of Sweden, tor-
tured 271

Conclusion 272

Mr. Abernethy annoyed by the surreptitious publication
of his Lectures 272

His surgical lectures to his pupils delivered between
seven and nine in the evening 273

Their doctrinal part admirable 274

A parting tribute to Mr. Abernethy's memory 274

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Page Fame of Coleridge of an enduring character 277

Mr. Poole's visit to Tom Payne 278

The Rev. C. V. Le Grice's "College Reminiscences"of Coleridge 279


Incidents connected with suspended animation, from
"Bishop Jebb's Life" 285

Further quotation from "Bishop Jebb's Life," relative
to Gibbon 286

Remarkable Dream recorded of Mr. Edmund Norway 289

APPENDIX C. Essential Deity—beyond the grasp of human intellect. 295


Page 24. Note. Line 5 from the bottom, for cease, read ensue. 73. Line 10 from the bottom, for Milrose, read Melrose.

,, 84. Line 7 from the bottom, for pursuing foe, read perseveringfor.

180. Line 12, for (.) after oak, should be (;); and for He, read he.

,, 226. Line 7 from the bottom, for resources, read researches.

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