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" They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation; others can have none. "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 4
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A Pocketful of Sixpences

George William Erskine Russell - 1907 - 360 pages
...sinecure, was certainly not laborious. But here his wretched nerves were his undoing. " They," he wrote, " whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public...mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation ; others can have none." So the office was resigned, but not before the mere prospect of...
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Estimations in Criticism, Volume 1

Walter Bagehot - 1908 - 294 pages
...circumstances, all urged me forward ; all pressed me to undertake that which I saw to be impracticable. They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation ; others can have...
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Notes by the Way

John Collins Francis - 1909 - 434 pages
...appear at the Bar of the House of Lords, he attempted suicide rather than face the ordeal, and wrote, " They whose spirits are formed like mine, to whom a public exhibition is mental poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situation — others can have none." It was...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 10

Henry Allon - 1849 - 592 pages
...meantime his relative's honour, and his own circumstances, urged him to an attempt. ' Those,' he says, ' whose spirits are formed like mine, ' to whom a public exhibition of themselves, on any occasion, is ' mortal poison, may have some idea of the horrors of my situ' ation ; others can...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 97, no. 4)

320 pages
...They whose spirits are formed like mine to whom a public examination of themselves on any occasion is mortal poison may have some idea of the horrors of my situation ; others can have none. My continual misery at length brought on a nervous fever : quiet...
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