This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The Hyacinth ... Unknown THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY A8TOR, LENOX AND TH.OSN - I'MOATIONg. i 1907 S. HOYT & Co. PRINTERS, 180 CHATHAM SQUARE. A SCHOLAR'S DEATH-BED. BLACKWOOD'S MAQAZIKE. Thefollowing short but melancholy narrative, will, it is hoped, be perused with additional interest when the reader is assured that it is fact. Much more might have been committed to press; but as it would have related chiefly to a mad devotion to alchemy, which some of Mr. 'a few posthumous papers DEGREES abundantly evidence, it is omitted, lest the reader should consider the details as romantic or improbable. All that is worth recording is told; and it is hoped, that some young men of powerful, undisciplined, and ambitious minds, will find their account in an attentive consideration of the fate of akindred spirit.--Benefacit, qui ex aliorum erroribus sibi exemplum sumaW] Thinking, one morning, that I had gone through the whole of my usual levee of home-patients, I was preparing to go out, when the servant informed me there was one yet to be spoken with, who, he thought, must have been asleep in a corexpect from medical aid, was a little alleviation. I prescribed a few simple medicines, and then asked him in what part of the town he resided. "I am afraid, doctor," said he modestly, "I shall be unable to afford your visiting me at my own lodgings. I will occasionally call on you here, as a morning patient."--and he proffered me half a guinea. The conviction that it was probably the very last he had in the world, and a keen recollection of similar scenes in my own history, almost brought the tears into my eyes. I refused the fee, of course; and prevailed on him to let me set him down, as I was driving close past his residence. He se...
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