It is intended also in the same way to communicate some generally accepted principles in their application to the preservation of health, and the cure of disease without medicine, in short phrase, few words, and disconnected sentences; to be taken up and laid down at a moment's notice, on steam- ship, tramway, packet, or rail-car, at such odds and ends of time as fall to the lot of travellers and others, which else might not be appropriated so usefully because in this age of restlessness and hurry the care of the health, like the search for religion, is considered one of the things which can be dispensed with, until a more convenient season in the future.
It is hoped that some who would not spend the time to hear a lecture or read a book may be enticed to peruse a paragragh now and then in reference to the care of the body, which, in being put into practice, may have an important bearing in the prolongation of life ; thus teaching the reader;
"How to Live Long."
HEALTH IS A DUTY;
1. One of the happiest and most independent of all human occupations is that of an intelligent farmer, whose land is paid for, and who keeps out of debt
2. The fascination of salaried positions is but too often the fascination of a serpent which beguiles but to destroy.
3. Be your own master and master of your calling, and you will soon become the master of others.
4. Next to religion, there is no element so essential to success in life, as vigorous, robust health.
5. A sound mind in a sound body is a fitting foundation for all that is high and noble in human achievement.
6. The safest and best remedies in the world are warmth, rest, and abstinence, — the brutes employ these.
7. Physical, mental and moral health are interdependents, hence what improves or promotes one, improves and promotes the others.