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SHAKSPEARE'S SEVEN AGES OF MAN.
Milk and a swathe, at first, bis whole demands;
SEVEN AGES OF MAN;
THE PROGRESS OF HUMAN LIFE.
PROSE AND VERSE,
Chiswick Press :
AND N. HAILES, PICCADILLY.
ANTHONY M. HAWKINS, M.D.
UPPER BROOK STREET, GROSVENOR SQUARE
MY DEAR SIR,
To your truly honourable Profession the life of Man stands indebted through all its ages, from the cradle to the tomb. “ The thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to," attach to Infancy, Childhood, Youth, and Manhood, as well as to Old Age. It is however the province of “the beloved Physician,” (as Paul hath denominated the Evangelist Luke) to ward off the attacks of disease, to expel the evil where it has taken possession, and to revive the languishing functions of nature
What dire necessities on every hand,
Our art, our strength, our fortitude require;
Against this little throb of life conspire!
Awhile—and turn aside Death's levell’d dart;
And brace the nerves once more, and cheer the heart,
In classical mythology, no less a personage than Apollo is designated as the god of medicine ; thus intimating that the exercise of the restorative art might be pronounced an attribute