The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

Volume 20, No. 574, November 3, 1832

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1832
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,570 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 410
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ularly admiring the first. "That horse, carter," said another of the gentlemen, "seems to be a very strong one, I suppose he could draw a butt," The man assented. "Do you think he could _draw an inference?"_--"Why," said the man, "he can draw anything in reason." "There," said Monsey, "what becomes of your definition, when you met a man that could not draw an inference and a _horse that could?_"

_Disposal of the body for Dissection._

Dr. Monsey had the utmost contempt for funeral ceremonies, and exacted a promise from his daughter, that she would not interfere with the arrangement which he had made with Mr. Thompson Forster, the surgeon, for the disposal of his body, conceiving that whenever it was dissected by that gentleman, something might occur for the illustration and advancement of anatomy. "What can it signify to me," said he, "whether my carcass is cut up by the knife of a surgeon, or the tooth of a worm?" He had a large box in his chambers at Chelsea, full of air-holes, for t

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