Human anatomy simplified; in 3 lects

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Page 1 - My substance, was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes, did see my substance, yet being imperfect ; and, in thy book, all my members, were written, which, in continuance, were fashioned, when, as yet, there was none of them.
Page 55 - How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God ! How great is the sum of them ! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee.
Page 33 - Contrivance proves design ; and the predominant tendency of the contrivance indicates the disposition of the designer. The world abounds with contrivances ; and all the contrivances which we are acquainted with, are directed to beneficial purposes. Evil, no doubt, exists ; but is never, that we can perceive, the object of contrivance.
Page 39 - And fades the grass away. 3 Our life contains a thousand springs, And dies if one be gone : Strange ! that a harp of thousand strings Should keep in tune so long.
Page 33 - If he had wished our misery, he might have made sure of his purpose, by forming our senses to be so many sores and pains to us...
Page 33 - No anatomist ever discovered a system of organization calculated to produce pain and disease; or, in explaining the parts of the human body, ever said, this is to irritate; this to inflame...
Page 28 - Hunter's pithy remark is quoted, "some physiologists will have it, that the stomach is a mill, others, that it is a fermenting vat, others, again, that it is a stew-pan; but, in my view of the matter, it is neither a mill, a fermenting vat nor a stew-pan ; but a stomach, gentlemen, a stomach.
Page 39 - What rivers of tears have flown, excited by the cruel and perverse ways of man ! War has spread its carnage and desolation, and the eyes of widows and orphans have been suffused with tears ! Intemperance has blighted the homes of millions, and weeping and wailing have been incessant ! A thousand other evils which we may conquer, have given birth to tears enough to constirnte a flood — a great tide of grief.
Page 1 - I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made : marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Page 55 - ... the heart, placed in the centre, is the focus where the blood collects, or the acting power by means of which it circulates and is preserved : the lungs, by means of another power draw in the external air and expel hurtful vapours : the stomach and intestines are the magazines where every thing that is required for the daily supply is prepared: the brain, that seat of the soul, is formed in a manner suitable to the dignity of its inhabitant: the senses, which are the soul's ministers, warn it...

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