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9. (S.) In your sick-chamber-receiving a large parcel, which you expect to contain interesting books, or dainties, sent for
your comfort by some kind friend; and, on eagerly opening it, finding only a myriad of fresh phials, and packets of medicines--and this, too, when you thought you had done with the doctor.
10. (S.) Waiting for the operation of an emetic.
Tes. Waiting for it?-pho, pho!-the ope ration itself is quite bad enough for me-to sit by the hour, groaning, and hoping that each pull will be the last:
_"expectat dum defluat amnis; at ille Labitur, et labetur!"
“ again! A louder yet, and yet a louder strain !" And so you go on, as long as you can answer the drąughts of the confounded chamomile till at last you fail, by being over-drawn :Waiting for it, indeed!
11. (T.) «« Pravo vivere naso;" i. e. A deep notch cut by an East Wind under each nostril, and which you afresh, every time
Also-(and this is a pleasure I have soon to expect)
12. (T.) The state of your mouth at the winding up of a tremendous cold-your lips being metamorphosed into two boiling barrels, totally disqualified for the functions of eating, speaking, laughing, gaping, whistling, and-kissing.
Sen. Nay, as to your last article, when I am in this vile condition, I let the ladies know nothing of the matter.
Ned Tes. Nor I. « Necdum illis labra admovi, sed condita servo.”
Virg. 13. (T.) Having this kind of tooth drawn by instalments.
See here! I have treasured all the fragments, along with these pretty pieces of wreck from the jaw, which bore them companythat they might serve as mementos, in case I should ever find myself in the humour of parting with any more of my
14. (T.) Suddenly and violently scratching your ear, without recollecting to respect the feelings of an excruciating pimple, with which it is infested.
Sen. Yes, the “vellit aurem," without the “ admonuit,” is a sad mistake, indeed!
15. (T.) Battering your own knuckles, or jarring the touchy part of your elbow, against the edge of the table, as if with a hearty good-will.
16. (T.) Having some cutaneous complaint, of which the principal feature is a furious and constant itchingyet being rigidly interdicted the use of your nails.
17. (T.) After having, with great labour, succeeded in dragging on a new and very tight boot-receiving strong and incessant hints from a hornet at the bottom, that he does not like his confinement :- no boot-jack at hand to second your anxiety to relieve him, and the poor prisoner still jerking away!
18. (S.) The face or hands suddenly and unaccountably begrimed with that mysterious sort of filth, which, as soon as you have, with great difficulty, scoured it away, returns again and again more liberally than ever.
19. (S.) Your real sensations, during the pretended indifference with which you sit to be tickled, by a
celebrated tickler, in the most sensitive parts of the body.
20. (S.) On standing up, and stretching yourself, after sitting long over books or papers—the sudden rush of blood to the head, and consequent giddiness and staggering, with which you are punished for your sober excess.
21. (S.) The ends of your finger-nails becoming rough and ragged, so as to catch, and pull away, the wool, or threads, of worsted, cotton, &c.
22. (S.) After long reclining, with every limb disposed in some peculiarly luxurious manner to be suddenly routed from your lounge; then, endeavouring in vain to re-establish yourself in your
posture, of which you have forgotten the particulars, though you recollect the enjoyment-every new attempt leaving a certain void in your comfort, which nothing can supply :
“ in ev'ry varied posture How widow'd ev'ry thought of ev'ry joy.”
23. (S.) Trying in vain to tamper with an approaching fit