There was no other attribute that so much impressed her with a sense of new and untransmitted vigour in Pearl's nature, as this never failing vivacity of spirits: she had not the disease of sadness, which almost all children, in these latter days, inherit, with the scrofula
, from the troubles of their ancestors.
I judged that a sharp, bright new nickel, with a first-rate like- ness of the king on one side of it and Guenever on the other, and a blooming pious motto, would take the tuck out of scrofula
as handy as a nobler coin and please the scrofulous fancy more; and I was right.
He inherited a constitution of iron, great physical strength, and fearless self-assertiveness, but also hypochondria (persistent melancholy), uncouthness of body and movement, and scrofula
, which disfigured his face and greatly injured his eyesight.
15) Furthermore, as its origins in an essay on scrofula
suggest, the Theory is intimately connected with Coleridge's work on other, less metaphoric, forms of death.
We made a point of collecting only those bearing the names of drinks firms from our home town which were quickly joined by other 'discoveries' such as clay pipes, pot lids, cobalt blue glass poison bottles - they have ribs and 'pimples' in their design so that they could be identified by the visually impaired - and pots which once contained ointment so magical it could cure everything from scrofula
Elizabeth, like her sister Mary, continued medieval rituals of applying the royal touch to cure those afflicted with the "king's evil" or scrofula
, and ritually washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday.
Many children carried with them the scars and associated health problems of childhood illnesses or accidents into the factory, such as rickets and scrofula
It had long been believed in England and France that monarchs had a God-given power to heal by touch a particular form of tuberculosis called scrofula
, The monarch hung the perforated coins around the necks of sufferers personally, and it was thought that through talismanic action, the healing power of the King could be transferred to the recipient, who was instructed to continue to wear the coin, being cured if they had enough faith.
She enthusiastically exercised the so-called "king's touch" to cure people suffering from the "king's evil," or scrofula
, a painful swelling of the lymph nodes caused by tuberculosis.
Radix Scrophulariae, a traditional Chinese herb medicine derives from the Scrophularia ningpoensis (Xuans hen), has long been used in clinic to treat febrile diseases with impairment of Yin manifested by deep red tongue and dire thirst or with eruptions, constipation due to impairment of body fluid; phtisis with cough, conjunctivitis, sore throat, scrofula
, diphteria, boils and sores, internal bleeding (Wagner et al.
According to legend King Edward possessed the miraculous gift of healing through the royal touch, curing subjects of scrofula
, the so-called King's Evil, by "Hanging a golden stamp about their necks / Put on with holy prayers," which "healing benediction" he transmitted to "succeeding royalty" including the monarchs under whose authority Shakespeare lived.
He remarks in his 1803 The Temple of Nature; or, the Origins of Society: "As many families gradually extinct [sic] by hereditary diseases, as by scrofula
, consumption, epilepsy, mania, it is often hazardous to marry an heiress, as she is not unfrequently the last of a diseased family.