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In former times, when a man or woman was low-spirited is was a common saying, " O, he has the blues ! " It was a sort of indefinable calamity — a kind of floating trouble. It might result from dyspepsia, from a touch of the liver complaint, from temporary indigestion, or from bad luck in some business undertaking. The individual was " off colour," or rather might have too much colour of an unhealthy kind, and so his trouble was defined ap, the "blues." If the trouble was much intensified, and the "blues" took on a stronger colour, then the complainant declared that he had got the " horrors " — something which might happen to one possibly who had made a too economic use of water, and was not in the habit of going to bed until the small hours of the morning. But now if it should be said of one that he has the "blues," what is that but saying that he has exalted himself, if not to the third heaven, to the best possible

earthly condition ? According to some of the theories which have lately been promulgated, blue glass is a remedy for nearly all the ills of the flesh. The whole vegetable world, also, ' is" to share in the benefits of this magical discovery.. Sickly plants, and .sickly men' and women/ need only to 'be placed under ( hlue glass, land, from that .time forth .everything will be' 10ve1y.., -Rheumatic persons, .paralytics, people with headaches, from qverractive brains, and people, with l heads having very small brains — all are helped. A stormy woman under blue glass .soon; has the purring gentleness of a, house. cat,; and a " diagrunted " man' is soon at peace with himself, the wprld and the^restof mankind." .. - This is but a meagre outline of some of the efficacious results 'of the blue-glass theory. If you enter the hall t door of a" friends' house now, ten to ohe^th<i ccmn-* tenance is " sicklied over," not with-thV pale cast of thought, but with. the more sickly hue of blue glass. ■ Every dwelling, will soon be' a sanitarium, if only we can. make this blue glass theory hold water, or any more sublimated virtue.' j More than one individual of our acquaintance, has remained at home on 1 Sunday instead of going to church, in order that he 'might sit in his conservatory and enjoy, this external gospel of blue rays. We.-have not yet been able to gather up all the results of our observations. Butthere is a growing impression that' the blue-glass theory is one of those semi-harmles3 de-" ceptions which will : have a s run-i and disappear. — San Francisco r ßulletin. *

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THE BLUE GLASS CURE., Otago Witness, Issue 1329, 19 May 1877

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THE BLUE GLASS CURE. Otago Witness, Issue 1329, 19 May 1877

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