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" tis but a sound ; a name of air ; A minute's storm ; or not so much : to tumble From bed to bed, be massacred alive By some physicians for a month or two, In hope of freedom from a fever's torments, Might stagger manhood ; here, the pain is past 1 [Half... "
The Eton miscellany, by Bartholomew Bouverie - Page 157
by Eton miscellany - 1827
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The History of the Life and Times of Cardinal Wolsey: Prime Minister to King ...

Joseph Grove - 1742
...! Pifh> "njs but a Sound, a Name of Air j From Bed. to Bed, be maflacred alive By fome Phyficians, for a Month, or two, In hope of Freedom from a Fever's Torments, Might ftagger Manhood ; here the Pain is paft, E're fenfibly 'tis felt. Be Men of Spirit ! Spurn Coward Paflion...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets: Who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1808 - 484 pages
...our payments, As prodigal to nature in our debts. Death ! pish, 'tis but a sound ; a name of air j A minute's storm ; or not so much : to tumble From...By some physicians for a month or two, In hope of freedojfi from a fever's torments, Might stagger manhood ; here, the pain is past Ere sensibly 'tis...
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The Dramatic Works of John Ford: With an Introduction, and Notes ..., Volume 2

John Ford - 1831 - 347 pages
...And we will prove as trusty in our payments, As prodigal to nature in our debts. Death ? pish ! 't is but a sound ; a name of air; A minute's storm,...stagger manhood ; here the pain is past Ere sensibly 't is felt. Be men of spirit ! Spurn coward passion ! so illustrious mention Shall blaze our names,...
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Didactics: Social, Literary, and Political, Volume 1

Robert Walsh - Conduct of life - 1836
...of our better faculties. Old Ford says of death — " Death ! pish ! 'tis but .a sound ; a name in air, A minute's storm, or not so much ; to tumble...from a. fever's torments, Might stagger manhood." Great stress is often laid upon the consideration, that husband and wife, or other near relatives,...
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Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art, Volume 7

John Seely Hart - 1850
...air; A miuutcV storm, or not so much ; to tumble Prom bed to bed, bo massacred alive By some physician for a month or two, In hope of freedom from a fever's torment, Might stagger manhood : here the pain is put Ere sensibly 'tis felt." When the characters...
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The American Whig Review, Volume 14

Periodicals - 1851
...And we will prove as trusty in our payment?, As prodigal to nature in our debts. Death ! pish ! 'tis but a sound ; a name of air ; A minute's storm, or...a month or two, In hope of freedom from a fever's torment?. Might stagger manhood : here the pain is past Ere sensibly 'tis felt. Be men of spirit !...
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Characteristics of Literature

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - English literature - 1851 - 282 pages
...A minute's storm, or not so much ; to tumble From bed to bed, be massacred alive By some physician for a month or two, In hope of freedom from a fever's torment, Might stagger manhood: here the pain is past Ere sensibly 'tis felt." When the characters...
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Habits and men

John Doran - 1854
...sensibly 'tis felt," is far preferable to being slowly slain at home by the doctors. For he says : — " To tumble From bed to bed, be massacred alive By some...freedom from a fever's torments, Might stagger manhood." And accordingly Sketon follows Warbeck to death without a remnant of fear ; and I must add, that Henry...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 196

English essays - 1854
...being slowly slain at home by the doctors ; for he says : — — — to tumble From bed to bed, bo massacred alive By some physicians for a month or two, In hope of freedom from a fever's tormentę, Might stagger manhood. And, accordingly, Sketon follows Warbeck to death without a remnant...
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Specimens of English Dramatic Poets: Who Lived about the Time of Shakespeare ...

Charles Lamb - English drama - 1854 - 522 pages
...And we will prove as trusty in our payments, As prodigal to nature in our debts. Death ! pish, 'tis but a sound ; a name of air ; A minute's storm ; or not so much : to tumble Prom bed to bed, be massacred alive By some physicians for a month or two, In hope of freedom from...
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