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  • Shakespeare's reference to it is "parmaceti for an inward bruise."

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  • Hotspur speak of 'parmaceti,' and it was well known to the doctors of

    More Science From an Easy Chair

  • Europe in a desultory way from a very early date, by the incidental allusions to the prime products spermaceti and ambergris which are found in so many ancient writers, Shakespeare's reference -- "The sovereign'st thing on earth was parmaceti for an inward bruise" -- will be familiar to most people, as well as Milton's mention of the delicacies at Satan's feast -- "Grisamber steamed" -- not to carry quotation any further.

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  • It is said to be a religion proposing parmaceti, or some scented salve or other, as a cure for human miseries; a religion breathing a spirit of cultivated inaction, making its believer refuse to lend a hand at uprooting the definite evils on all sides of us, and filling him with antipathy against the reforms and reformers which try to [52] extirpate them.

    Culture and Anarchy

  • That, of the remaining characters, there is certainly none to rival Mr. Bennet, or Lady Catherine de Bourgh, or the ineffable Mr. Collins, of _Pride and Prejudice_, is true; but we confess to a kindness for vulgar matchmaking Mr.. Jennings with her still-room 'parmaceti for an inward bruise' in the shape of a glass of old Constantia; and for the diluted Squire Western, Sir John

    Sense and Sensibility

  • For the loss of s - we may compare Shakespeare's parmaceti (1

    The Romance of Names

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