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" ... old woman comes with a nutshell full of the matter of the best sort of smallpox, and asks what veins you please to have opened. She immediately rips open that you offer to her with a large needle (which gives you no more pain than a common scratch),... "
Forget Not Mee and My Garden - Page 63
by Peter Collinson - 2002 - 300 pages
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 pages
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell ; and in this manner opens four or five veins. The Grecians have commonly the superstition of opening one in the middle of the...
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Chambers's papers for the people

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1851
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of the needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell, and in this manner opens four or five veins. The children or young patients play together all the rest of the day, and are in...
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Woman's record: or, Sketches of all distinguished women, from "the beginning ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Women - 1853 - 886 pages
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that d occasionally stupid. Her mother was three months in teaching her only to repe four or five veins. The Grecians have commonly the superstition of opening one in the middle of the...
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Excelsior: Helps to Progress in Religion, Science, and Literature, Volume 3

James Hamilton - 1855
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that, binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell, and in this manner opens four or five veins .... The children or young patients play together all the rest of the day, and are...
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Historical and literary celebrities, selected from Chambers's papers for the ...

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1859
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of the needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell, and in this manner opens four or five veins. The children or young patients play together all the rest of the day, and are in...
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The book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities

Robert Chambers - 1862
...PhUotopMeal Traruaftiont, vol. V. p. 370. . 390 matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell, and in this manner opens four or five veins The children or young patients play together all the rest of the day, and are in...
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Letters ... descriptive of ... travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa, with ...

Mary Wortley Montagu (lady.) - 1865
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of Shell ; and in this manner opens four or five veins. The Grecians have commonly the superstition of opening one in the middle of the...
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A Thousand and one gems of English prose

English prose literature - 1872 - 534 pages
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell ; and in this manner opens four or five veins. The Grecians have commonly the superstition of opening one in the middle of the...
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The Worthies of Cumberland ...: George Graham, Abraham Fletcher, William ...

Henry Lonsdale - Cumberland (England) - 1875
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell, and in this manner opens four or five veins. The Grecians have commonly the superstition of opening one in the middle of the...
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The Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu - 1876 - 407 pages
...scratch), and puts into the vein as much matter as can lie upon the head of her needle, and after that binds up the little wound with a hollow bit of shell ; and in this manner opens four or five veins. The Grecians have commonly the superstition of opening one in the middle of the...
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