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The Stations of the Sickness

1. The first alteration, the first grudging of the sickness

2. The strength and the function of the senses, and other faculties, change and fail

3. The patient takes his bed

4. The physician is sent for

5. The physician comes

6. The physician is afraid

7. The physician desires to have others joined with him

8. The king sends his own physician

9. Upon their consultation, they prescribe

10. They find the disease to steal on insensibly, and endeavor to meet with it so

11. They use cordials, to keep the venom and the malignity of the disease from the heart

12. They apply pigeons, to draw the vapours from the head

13. The sickness declares the infection and malignity thereof by spots

14. The Physicians observe these accidents to have fallen upon the critical days

15. I sleep not day or night

16. From the bells of the church adjoining, I am daily remembered of my burial in the funerals of others

17. Now, this bell tolling softly for another, says to me, Thou must die

18. The bell rings out, and tells me in him, that I am dead

19. At last the physicians, after a long and stormy voyage, see land: They have so good signs of the concoction of the disease, as that they may safely proceed to purge

20. Upon these indications of digested matter, they proceed to purge

21. God prospers their practice, and he, by them, calls Lazarus out of his tomb, me out of my bed

22. The physicians consider the root and occasion, the embers, and coals, and fuel of the disease, and seek to purge or correct that

23. They warn me of the fearful danger of relapsing

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