Biographical Sketch Of The Late Dr. Golding Bird; Being An Address To Students Delivered At The…

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byJohn Hutton Balfour

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... of Dr. Mackenzie's life, and the following is an extract from his eloge:-- "Not alone I mourn The brother thus so sadly torn By ruthless death, from me and you; Full well his better parts you knew. You knew him, when in grayer mood By the poor sufferer's couch he stood, When upward eye and look of pain Implored for aid, nor asked in vain; For kind the heart to which it spoke, And skilled the hand it would invoke; And ready he both hand and heart, The wished-for succour to impart. Stern is the duty laid on him Who tends crushed frame or mangled limb; And though nor look nor hand must swerve To carry o'er the quivering nerve The kindly, cruel, trenchant steel, Still should his heart compassion feel, And gentle look, and accent bland, Quench half the suffering from his hand. So 'twas with him, and many an eye That 'neath his paining touch was dry, Has o'er rough cheek the tear-drop rolled, And in mute eloquence extolled The hand, now nerveless, skilled to heal, The heart, now pulseless, prompt to feel. It were a needless task how well He loved the noble art to tell. When Britain's trumpet loudly pealed, And called her soldiers to the field, 'Twas for his art he left his land, And sought the hostile despot's strand; Left peaceful home, and child, and kin, For war's rude life and battle's din: And found with many a soldier brave A premature Crimean grave. Hark! from the Alma's blood-stained height, Where the ranked bayonets glitter bright, And the plumed warriors of the north--The Scottish panoply--stand forth The vantage-ground to watch and guard, Where yesterday in combat hard, The British host's resistless blow Drove from the field the entrenched foe; Hark! to the hearty Highland cheer, From flank to flank, from van to rear. 'Tis not to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ... of Dr. Mackenzie's life, and the following is an extract from his eloge:-- "Not alone I mourn The brother th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:18 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217957641

ISBN - 13:9780217957649

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