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all the kindred train of inordinate pas. isions !” Such are the refle&tions of the elegant Petr ARch concerning a disorder which cannot now be named without indelicacy. From the language in which he speaks of it, and from the confideration of its being numbered by him among other common sources of the vexations of human life, we may infer that it was, in the days of PeTRARch, a not unfrequent complaint among all ranks in life, and throughout the southern regions of Europe. Clean linen, fresh animal food, with the plentiful use of wheaten bread and other vegetable provisions, are the happy medicines, by the use of which it has been expelled. H.

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