I was conscious, even when I took the draught
, of a more unbridled, a more furious propensity to ill.
And, Aylmer, I shall quaff whatever draught
you bring me; but it will be on the same principle that would induce me to take a dose of poison if offered by your hand.
It was in the early morning stillness, when his muscles were swinging to their familiar task and his lungs expanding with long draughts
of mountain air, that Ethan did his clearest thinking.
The vast expanse of sand appeared to him an immense pond, full of clear and limpid water; and, more than once, he dashed himself upon the scorching waste to drink long draughts
, and rose again with his mouth clogged with hot dust.
We were utterly perplexed, till suddenly it struck Good that when I had lit the match the draught
of the passage blew the flame to the left.
Nay, I beseech thee, sweeten the draught
with thy lips
She opened the door, so as to make a draught
of air in the room, and called for water.
I mixed for myself a strong sleeping draught
, and sullenly took refuge from my troubles in bed.
Finding that she was too sullen to speak to me after that, and too obstinate to take her composing draught
from me when I offered it, I laid me down on the sofa at her bed foot, and fell asleep, as I have said.
This arranged, her ladyship was free to refresh herself with another dose of the red lavender draught
, and to sleep the sleep of the just who close their eyes with the composing conviction that they have done their duty.
Nobody must see him; I've just given him his sleeping draught
They were, moreover, in the present case, embittered with certain circumstances, which being mixed with sweeter ingredients, tended altogether to compose a draught
that might be termed bitter-sweet; than which, as nothing can be more disagreeable to the palate, so nothing, in the metaphorical sense, can be so injurious to the mind.
All day long, nothing, save a draught
of water, passed his lips; though he prosecuted his inquiries far and wide, and never so much as sat down, once.
The second night, being obliged to go to bed again without any food more than a draught
of fresh water, and being asleep, I dreamed I was at Barbadoes, and that the market was mightily stocked with provisions; that I bought some for my mistress, and went and dined very heartily.
Ben Allen, at the same time sharpening his intellect with a draught