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[231] has been said to show that there is a way to do everything well or ill, and that the art of visiting the sick is not one of the things which are so absolutely easy as to require no thought or apprenticeship. It is one of the finest of the fine arts; it must have disinterested kindness at the foundation; and then implies, like all other forms of good-manners, the most delicate observation, and that prompt and clear judgment which can neither be dispensed with nor described.

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