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Nor was he \ever/ wanting in suitable returns of the sincerest |  warmest gratitude {sic} & affection, he \made/ frequent {sic} left the University |journeys from Cambridge| to visit her; & even at the time when he was in the warmest pursuit of those divine \enchanting/ discoveries wch made him forget his food & his rest & seemed to transport his imagination above all sublunary things he found still a greater pleasure \delight/ in paying |broke loose| \from them to pay/ his duty to her. \In 1689 she went to Stamford/ During the sickness of \fever of/ wch she died \& wch she caught in nursing her son Smith in the same distemper/ at Stamford in 1689 he \Sr Isaac/ attended her constantly & with a more than \true/ filial tenderness performed the duties both of a nurse & Physician |he| sitting \sate/ up whole nights with her |&| gave {sic} \all/ her all her Physick himself dressing her blisters himself \& with great readiness/ & {dex} employed \made use of/ /employed\ that manual dexterity <1v> for wch he was so remarkable \in dressing her blisters/ in performing the operations always applied in that distemper with more pleasure \the same readiness/ than he exercised it in the most delightful experiments

for wch he was so remarkable, in \all his experiments/ in dressing her blisters

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in managing the {sic} painfull remedies \that are/ always |to lessen the pain of that torturing remedy that are \wch is/ usually| applied in that distemper

with as much readiness as he ever had employed it in the most delightfull experiments

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\This to come in to his private character/

Nor was he ever wanting in suitable returns of the sincerest gratitude and affection, he made frequent journeys from Cambridge to visit her & even at the time when he was in the warmest pursuit of those enchanting discoveries wch made him forget those his food & his rest & seemed to transport his imagination above all sublunary things, broke loose to pay his duty to her –

During the \a malignant/ feaver wch she caught at Stamford in 1689 in nursing her son Smith in {sic} the same distemper and {sic} of wch she died at Stamford in 1689 Sr Isaac attended her with a true filial piety, sate up whole nights with her, gave her all her Physick himself, & \dressed all her blisters with his own hands/ made use of that manual dexterity for wch he was so remarkable to lessen the pain wch always attends the dressing the torturing remedy usually applied in that distemper with as much readiness as he ever had employed it in the most delightfull <2v> experiments

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& with great readiness |  an affecting tenderness employed that manual dexterity for wch he was so remarkable in all his experiments to lessen \as much as possible/ the pain wch always attends the \that is unavoidable in/ dressing the {sic} torturing remedy wch is usually applied in that distemper

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