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Nor was he ever wanting in suitable returns of the sincerest |  warmest gratitude & 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 which made him forget his food & his rest & seemed to transport his imagination above all sublunary things broke loose to pay his duty to her. In 1689 she went to Stamford During fever of which she died & which she caught in nursing her son Smith in the same distemper at Stamford in 1689 Sir Isaac attended her with a true filial tenderness sate up whole nights with her & gave her all her Physick himself & with great readiness & employed that manual dexterity <1v>

for which he was so remarkable, in all his experiments

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in managing the painfull remedies to lessen the pain of that torturing remedy which is usually applied in that distemper

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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 which made him forget his food & his rest & seemed to transport his imagination above all sublunary things, broke loose to pay his duty to her –

During a malignant feaver which she caught in nursing her son Smith in the same distemper and of which she died at Stamford in 1689 Sir 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 which he was so remarkable to lessen the pain which 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 which he was so remarkable in all his experiments to lessen as much as possible the pain that is unavoidable in dressing the torturing remedy usually applied in that distemper

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