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MR. PEABODY AND THE BANK OF…

MEMENTOS OF A DECEASED ARTIST.

ADVICE TO BATHERS.

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The Lan cet also says: We a re disposed to think that the evils incident to bathing- to which several corres- pondents have directed our attention are perhaps, on the whole, somewhat exaggerated. In an age when the number of the great unwashed is daily on the in- crease, the ratio of clean to healthy skins on the in- crease, and when the luxury of bathing is more fully appreciated, we fancy that personal experience has been ample enough, and has no doubt done much to correct injudicious practices, and tacitly to dictate a rough code of regulations when and how to indulge in bathing. Still common customs are wont to suffer perversion in theory and distortion in practice, and in the matter of bathing a due recognition may not be given to possible mischief in some cases. It seems desirable, however, to remark that in the case of youths at public schools and other institutions, care ought to be taken that bathing be not practised when the body is overheated, or when digestion is in active progress. The true test of the good results of bathing is the occurrence of a reaction conse- quent upon the stimulation of the cold applied to the surface. It will be at once apparent that the time of immersion will depend upon the susceptibility of the body to be cooled-in fact, the vigour of the circula- tion in each particular case. The effect of bathing is to stimulate the cutaneous circulation to activity; and if the circulation is already preoccupied, as in the act of digestion, the excitation of the surface will lead to derangement of the former. Hence the reason that bathing should be taken when the stomach and other organs are in a quiescent state. To send a lot of youths to bathe immediately after a meal is to expose them to the chance of a serious fit of illness. So again when the body is much over-heated, the cold plunge is likely to drive the blood from the surface and to lead to internal congestions. Our public schools, we think, are entitled to the credit of selecting the time just an- tecedent to a meal for bathing but we are, neverthe- less, convinced that weakly subjects are often allowed to remain too long in the water and to antic ashore, with the effect of getting chilled; this mightbe avoided by the use of free friction, careful drying, quick dress- ing, and a short walk home."

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ENGLISHMEN IN PARIS IN 1817.

THE HARVEST AND THE REAPER,

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WRECKING IN GREAT BRITAIN.

THE HOUSE OF LORDS.