Sylvester Graham's Lectures on the science of human life, condensed by T. Baker

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Pagina 56 - ... acute theologists have shown that the chronology of the early ages was not the same as that used at present. Some, particularly Hensler, have proved, with the highest probability, that the year till the time of Abraham consisted only of three months ; that it was afterwards extended to eight ; and that it was not till the time of Joseph that it was made to consist of twelve. These assertions...
Pagina 80 - And, after all his experience, near the close of his life, he made the following record in his diary:—" I am fully persuaded, as to the health of our bodies, that herbs and fruits will sustain nature, in every respect far beyond the best flesh.
Pagina 82 - the later he attains to maturity, and the longer all his powers are in expanding, the longer will be the duration of his life; — as the existence of a creature is prolonged in proportion to the time required for expansion. Everything, therefore, that hastens vital consumption, shortens life; and, consequently, the more intensive the vital action, the shorter the life. If you would live long, live moderately, and...
Pagina 82 - Every thing, therefore, that hastens vital consumption, shortens life ; and, consequently, the more intensive the vital action, the shorter the life. If you would live long, live moderately, and avoid a stimulating, heating diet ; such as a great deal of flesh, eggs, chocolate, wine, and spices.
Pagina 73 - I shall conclude this part of the subject with the excellent address of an ancient and distinguished priest of India : " Children of the sun, listen to the dying advice of your faithful and affectionate instructor, who hastens to the bosom of the great Allah, to give an account, and to enjoy the expected rewards of his services.
Pagina 73 - listen to the dying advice of your faithful and affectionate instructor, who hastens to the bosom of the great Allah, to give an account, and to enjoy the expected rewards of his services. Your regimen ought to be simple and inartificial. Drink only the pure, simple water. It is the beverage of nature, and not by any means nor in any way to be improved by art. Eat only fruits and vegetables ! Let the...
Pagina 84 - ... which you boast, may only have served to blind you to your dietetic and other errors relative to the laws of life, and to give you full confidence in the correctness of those habits which may in the end prove to have robbed you of nearly half of your natural existence. It should be remembered that not one human being in a million dies a natural death. If a man is shot or stabbed or poisoned or killed by a fall, or some other means of this kind, we say he dies a violent death; but if he is taken...

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