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Shakespeare's reference to it is "parmaceti for an inward bruise."
Hotspur speak of 'parmaceti,' and it was well known to the doctors of
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.
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  extirpate them.
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
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