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Todd's " Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology (London, 1836-9), vol. ii. Sir c. Bell, The human infant CHEIROSOPHY. 54 the infant absolutely powerless. There occur certain congenital imperfections in early childhood which require surgical assistance, but the infant will make no direct effort with its hand disturb the dressing, as it to repel the instrument, or will do at a somewhat later a very interesting illustration of the gradual development of the sense of touch, commencing at points of the highest vascularity.
Gladiatorial shows. with the hands in the air the pro- and ancient Romans used to indicate whether they or the death of the fallen gladiator by thumb the hiding (premere pollicem), or by turning it downwards (vertere pollicem) ; and in many other ways desired the life thumb has been recognized in Ducange tells us that the ancient the importance of the ancient customs. Challenges. " to " bite will bite I them the thumb was my thumb they bear if at them ; which is a disgrace which Abram exclaims, it," to Do you bite your thumb " and the quarrel the classic ages cowards, who did not want to go to the war, cut off their thumbs so as to render it impossible for them to handle a sword ; and begins.
G. Schneider: Leipsic, 1813). * Aristotle calls attention to this in his IIEPI TA ZOA'ISTO- AN INTRODUCTORY ARGUMENT. 45 causes the feeling of revulsion and of sickness which hands or the soles of ensues, when the palms of the of this that in fever reason is it the feet are tickled ; by the rest of the whilst become hands the burning hot, which body, opposed Elementary more muscular than nervous [as which are more nervous than cold ; and the hands and feet become is to the hands, muscular], is cold or fear sooner than the rest of the of the high development of the vasoreason body, by motor nerve arrangements in them, added to the numbed by circumstances of their rich blood-supply, distance from the heart and delicate skin covering, thus showing that the hand acts as the thermometer, so to speak, of the life.
A manual of cheirosophy : being a complete practical handbook of the twin sciences of cheirognomy and cheiromancy, by means whereof the past, the present, and the future may be read in the formations of the hands, preceded by an introductory argument upon by by Ed. Heron-Allen ; with full-page and other illustrations by Rosamund Brunel Horsley.