Phrenology Vindicated, and Antiphrenology Unmasked

Samuel Colman, 1838 - 156 ページ

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152 ページ - Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot, To pour the fresh instruction o'er the mind, To breathe the' enlivening spirit, and to fix The generous purpose in the glowing breast.
155 ページ - Did I but purpose to embark with thee On the smooth surface of a summer's sea ; While gentle Zephyrs play in prosperous gales And Fortune's favour fills the swelling sails ; But would forsake the ship, and make the shore, When the winds wHistle, and the tempests roar...
129 ページ - From wandering on a foreign strand? If such there breathe, go mark him well: For him no minstrel raptures swell ; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
128 ページ - Content!' to that which grieves my heart, And wet my cheeks with artificial tears, And frame my face to all occasions.
17 ページ - System. From an early age he was given to observation, and was struck with the fact, that each of his brothers and sisters, companions in play, and schoolfellows, possessed some peculiarity of talent or disposition, which distinguished him from others.
58 ページ - Deity was so great, his sensibility upon the subject of devotion so exquisite, that he became shocked and disgusted with the irreverence of even the most devout Christians, and that out of pure respect and veneration for the Deity, he attempted to exterminate the Christian religion from the earth.
34 ページ - The cause of the difference of skulls, in such cases, is this : The peculiar distinctions of man, will and understanding, have their seats in the brain, which is excited by the fleeting desires of the will, and the ideas of the intellect. Near the various spots where these irritations produce their effects, this or that part of the brain is called into a greater or less degree of activity, and forms along with itself corresponding parts of the skull."* But I will not detain you with further details...
117 ページ - All that we feel of it begins and ends In the small circle of our foes or friends; To all beside as much an empty shade...
49 ページ - ... counteracting organ very large, it is contended by those who are acquainted with the fact, that he manifests his inherent disposition to murder, by his mighty efforts to destroy vice and break down systems of error. In this way he gratifies his propensity to shed blood. By a recent examination of the skull of the celebrated infidel Voltaire, it is found that he had the organ of Veneration developed to a very extraordinary degree. For him it is urged, that his veneration for the Deity was so great,...
148 ページ - Tis education forms the common mind ; Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.