Wherever you find a king who can't cure
the king's-evil you can be sure that the most valuable superstition that supports his throne -- the subject's belief in the divine appointment of his sovereign -- has passed away.
That is the way with you political writers, Ladislaw--crying up a measure as if it were a universal cure
, and crying up men who are a part of the very disease that wants curing.
Sire," said he, "I know that no physician has been able to cure
your majesty, but if you will follow my instructions, I will promise to cure
you without any medicines or outward application.
When I die I'll let you have my head to cure
, if, first, you take me to look upon the Red One.
For the body, as I conceive, is not the instrument with which they cure
the body; in that case we could not allow them ever to be or to have been sickly; but they cure
the body with the mind, and the mind which has become and is sick can cure
What's wanted to prevent her taking her child to the hen-roost to cure
it of screaming fits is just.
Seeing this, Don Quixote raised his eyes to heaven, and fixing his thoughts, apparently, upon his lady Dulcinea, exclaimed, "Aid me, lady mine, in this the first encounter that presents itself to this breast which thou holdest in subjection; let not thy favour and protection fail me in this first jeopardy;" and, with these words and others to the same purpose, dropping his buckler he lifted his lance with both hands and with it smote such a blow on the carrier's head that he stretched him on the ground, so stunned that had he followed it up with a second there would have been no need of a surgeon to cure
From this view of the subject it may be concluded that a pure democracy, by which I mean a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person, can admit of no cure
for the mischiefs of faction.
He wanted to cure
himself of the habit of drink, and thought that by escaping from his city associates and living in a rural community he would have a better chance in the struggle with the appetite that was destroying him.
They talk about medicine- what is the good of medicine when it can't cure
I sent last evening for the cure
of the nearest French village, who spent an hour with him.
Physicians are, some of them, so pleasing and conformable to the humor of the patient, as they press not the true cure
of the disease; and some other are so regular, in proceeding according to art for the disease, as they respect not sufficiently the condition of the patient.