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Title: Lectures on phrenology : including its application to the present and prospective condition of the United States
Year: 1839 (1830s)
Authors: Combe, George, 1788-1858 Boardman, Andrew
Subjects: Phrenology
Publisher: New-York : Colman
Contributing Library: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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es refine-ment of feeling, in my own country I have noticed that per-sons of low birth, whose talents and industry have raisedthem to wealth, are susceptible of refinement in their man-ners, habits, and sentiments, in proportion to the develop-ment of this organ and that of Love of Approbation. Whensmall, their primitive condition is apt to stick to themthrough life; when large, they make rapid advances, andimprove by every opportunity of intercourse with their su-periors. This sentiment gives to the conversation, in animated dis-course, splendour, sprightliness and buoyancy. It gives tastein furniture and dress : an elegant vase, couch or chair, orthe human form attired in dress in which grace, utility andbeauty combine, are objects which we delight to see, andwhich we feel to be agreeable. The pleasure arising fromit is natural, and of so excellent a quality, as to be approvedby Intellect and all the moral powers. As a fine contrast of development, take this drawing of 220 IDEALITY.

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Chaucer. Locke. Chaucer, and this of Locke, or this of Cohbett who hadno notion of any thing refined or beautiful in poetry or thearts, and ridiculed the manifestation of this sentiment.* * See his remarks on Shakspeare in Advice to Young Men, para-graph 77., and the following remarks on Miltons Paradise Lost. It has become of late years the fashion to extol potatoes, as it has beento admire the writings of Milton and Shakspeare. God, Almighty andAll-foreseeing, first permitting his chief angel to be disposed to rebelagainst him; his permitting him to enlist whole squadrons of angels un-der his banners; his permitting the devils to bring cannon into this battlein the clouds; his permitting one devil or angel, I forget which, to besplit down the middle from crown to crotch, as we split a pig; his per-mitting the two halves, intestines, and all, to go slap up together againand become a perfect body; his then permitting all the devil host to betumbled headlong into a place called hell, o

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Date: 2014-07-30 02:31:15 bookyear:1839 bookdecade:1830 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Combe__George__1788_1858 bookauthor:Boardman__Andrew booksubject:Phrenology bookpublisher:New_York___Colman bookcontributor:U_S__National_Library_of_Medicine booksponsor:Open_Knowledge_Commons__U_S__National_Library_of_Medicine bookleafnumber:227 bookcollection:medicalheritagelibrary bookcollection:medicineintheamericas bookcollection:usnationallibraryofmedicine bookcollection:americana

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