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TREATING OF MISCELLANEOUS MATTERS.
=The Human Temperaments.=--By these are meant certain types, forms or
conformations of the human body, each known and distinguished from the
other by certain characteristics, which enable those who are familiar
with these peculiarities to readily distinguish one temperament from
the others. The existence of the temperaments is believed to depend
upon the development of certain parts or systems in the body, and each
is accompanied by different degrees of activity of the brain, and
corresponding difference in the talents and manifestations of the
individual. They are four in number, viz.: Nervous, Sanguine, Bilious,
and Lymphatic. When the brain and nerves are predominant, it is termed
the _nervous_ temperament; if the lungs and blood vessels
constitutionally predominate, the _sanguine_; if the muscular and
fibrous systems are in the ascendency, the _bilious_; and when the
glands and assimilating organs are in the ascendency, it is termed the
_lymphatic_ or _phlegmatic_.
First: The nervous is indicated by fine, thin hair, small muscles,
thin skin, pale countenance, brilliant eyes, with great quickness and
sensitiveness to impressions, and is really the mental or intellectual
Second: The sanguine is known by a stout, well-defined form, a full
face, florid complexion, moderate plumpness, firm flesh, chestnut or
sandy hair, and blue eyes. This is the tough, hardy, working
temperament, excessively fond of exercise and activity, and a great
aversion to muscular quiescence and inactivity, and consequently
averse to books and close literary pursuits.
Third: The bilious is indicated by a thin, spare face, dark skin,
black hair, firm flesh, moderate stoutness, with rough, harsh, and
strongly marked features. This temperament gives great will,
elasticity, and powers of endurance, and, when combined with the
nervous, is the great, efficient, moving temperament in the great
events of the world.
Fourth: The lymphatic is indicated by paleness, roundness of the form,
softness of muscle, fair hair, sleepy, half-closed eyes, and a dull,
sluggish, inexpressive face. In this temperament the brain and all
other parts of the body appear to be slow, dull, and languid, and the
whole body little else than one great manufactory of fat. These
temperaments, however, are rarely found pure, but mixed or blended in
an almost endless variety of ways, producing the ever-varying
peculiarities of human character and intellect.
THE FORTUNATE AND UNFORTUNATE DAYS OF EACH MONTH.
In January, six days--the 1st, 2nd, 15th, 26th, 27th, and 28th.
In February, four days--the 11th, 21st, 25th, and 26th.
In March, two days--the 10th and 24th.
In April, five days--the 6th, 15th, 16th, 20th, and 28th.
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