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13) Personal Injuries. Aggravat.g circumstances.

Mischiefs of Disfigurement. look upon it as a misfortune, the pains of the wounds
out of the question, to have his nose slit, his
ears cut off, or his face cover'd over with scars.
Tis in the estimation of persons of the opposite sex,
that for obvious reasons a person is most exposed
to suffer in consequence of a misfortune of this kind.
I would not deny but that there are certain cases in which the manner in which a
man came to undergo it may do more towards rais have the effect of
giving procuring him a greater portion of good will than the
misfortune itself may occasion he a manner of his losing.
It is in this way that a wound received in the defence of
or mistress has given gained him a higher place than ever in her affections raised him still higher than he stood before :
and in general it is in this way that the honourable
of a scar received in his country's cause, has
more than compensated rewarded many a soldier for the loss
of beauty even in the cases where there is an honour connected with the misfortune. But whether this shall be the case or
no depends upon the prevalence of sentiment we
lack in the persons whose goodwill is in question.
And as no man can be sure before hand of this
prevalence [+] in the generality of those whom for it may be his lot to [be connected with] have to do with,, hence every man in case of such a misfortune is exposed at all
events to a pain of [apprehension.] the apprehensive
kind. [ ] [ ] NOTE See Pers. Viol. 16:

Mischiefs of Disfigurement Mutilation. Of the mischiefs of ensuing f from mutilation no separate aestimation account
need be taken need be made. Mutilation being disfigurement
added to disablement, the mischief of the former are
the sum a combination of the mischiefs of the two latter.

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