The Anatomy of the Human Body

William Bowyer, 1740 - 336 páginas

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Página 282 - ... surface of the crystalline, (by which the rays cannot be brought into a focus upon the retina,) they can discern in no other manner than a sound eye can through a glass of broken jelly...
Página 283 - One particular only (though it may appear trifling) I will relate. Having often forgot which was the cat, and which the dog, he was ashamed to ask ; but catching the cat (which he knew by feeling) he was observed to look at her steadfastly, and then setting her down, said, so puss ! I shall know you another time.
Página 285 - ... it; but his gratitude to his operator he could not conceal, never seeing him for some time without tears of joy in his eyes, and other marks of affection ; and if he did not happen to come at any time when he was expected, he would be so grieved, that he could not forbear crying at his disappointment.
Página 283 - ... the colour may. And thus it was with this young gentleman, who though he knew these colours asunder in a good light; yet when he saw them after he was couched, the faint ideas he had of them before, were not sufficient for him to know them by afterwards; and therefore, he did not think them the same which he had before known by those names.
Página 285 - Before he was couched, he expected little advantage from seeing, worth undergoing an operation for, except reading and writing; for he said, he thought he could have no more pleasure in walking abroad than he had in the garden, which he could do safely and readily.
Página 283 - ... he could form no judgment of their shape, or guess what it was in any object that was pleasing to him. He knew not the shape of any thing, nor any one thing from another, however different in shape or magnitude; but upon being told what things were, whose form he before knew from feeling, he would carefully observe, that he might know them again...
Página 284 - ... learned to know, and again forgot a thoufand things in a day. One particular only (though it may appear trifling) I will relate: Having often forgot which was the cat, and which the dog, he was afhamed to afk, but catching the cat (which he knew by feeling) he was obferved to look at her ftedfaftly, and then fetting her down, faid, fo pufs, I fhall know you another time.
Página 282 - a* " we do of all people who have ripe cataracts ; " yet they are never fo blind from that caufe ** but that they can difcern day from night ; " and for the moft part, in a ftrong light, " diftinguifh black, white, and fcarlet ; but " they cannot perceive the fhape of any " thing; for the light by which thefe per...
Página 285 - And even blindnefs he obferved, had this advantage, that he could go any where hi the dark much better than thofe who can fee; and after he had feen, he did not foon lofe this quality,, nor defire a light to go about the houfe in the night. He faid every new object was a new delight, and the...
Página 284 - Being shown his father's picture in a locket at his mother's watch, and told what it was, he acknowledged a likeness, but was vastly...

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