John Ferriar

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John Ferriar

John Ferriar (1761February 4, 1815) was a Scottish physician and a poet, most noted for his leadership of the Manchester Infirmary, and his studies of the causes of diseases such as typhoid.

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  • The princeps copy, clad in blue and gold.
    • Illustrations of Sterne, Bibliomania, line 6, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Now cheaply bought for thrice their weight in gold.
    • Illustrations of Sterne, Bibliomania, line 65, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Torn from their destined page (unworthy meed
    Of knightly counsel and heroic deed).
    • Illustrations of Sterne, Bibliomania, line 121, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • How pure the joy, when first my hands unfold
    The small, rare volume, black with tarnished gold!
    • Illustrations of Sterne, Bibliomania, line 137, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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