But one of the tree's prickles pierced his finger and caused great pain and inflammation, so that the young Prince fell down in a fainting fit
. A violent fever suddenly set in, from which he died not many days later.
(after an early breakfast that morning), without taking food: he could only attribute the fainting fit
to that cause.
I began dimly to understand that my fainting fit
must have presented symptoms far more serious than the fainting fits
of women in general.
Among other dreadful details, the printed account described the mark of the cord round the dead man's neck, and stated the number of thousand dollars of which he had been robbed; there was much pathos also about the affliction of his niece, who had gone from one fainting fit
to another, ever since her uncle was found hanging on the St.
He had a bad fainting fit
, but with a long rest he may recover."
Getting no answer, she went round to the dressing-room--found the door on that side unlocked--and discovered Agnes on the bed in a fainting fit
. With my wife's help, they brought her to herself again; and she told the extraordinary story which I have just repeated to you.
Postponing his usual visit to Sorelli for a few minutes, the count followed his brother down the passage that led to Daae's dressing-room and saw that it had never been so crammed as on that evening, when the whole house seemed excited by her success and also by her fainting fit
. For the girl had not yet come to; and the doctor of the theater had just arrived at the moment when Raoul entered at his heels.
Her own previous observation of her friend necessarily prevented her from being at any loss to account for the fainting fit
. The inevitable delay in getting the wine was--naturally to her mind--alone to blame for the result which now met her view.
Marie, whose nervous system had been enervated by a constant course of self-indulgence, had nothing to support the terror of the shock, and, at the time her husband breathed his last, was passing from one fainting fit
to another; and he to whom she had been joined in the mysterious tie of marriage passed from her forever, without the possibility of even a parting word.
Oliver availed himself of the kind permission, and fell to the floor in a fainting fit
. The men in the office looked at each other, but no one dared to stir.
He said that on the night of Don Fernando's betrothal with Luscinda, as soon as she had consented to be his bride by saying 'Yes,' she was taken with a sudden fainting fit
, and that on the bridegroom approaching to unlace the bosom of her dress to give her air, he found a paper in her own handwriting, in which she said and declared that she could not be Don Fernando's bride, because she was already Cardenio's, who, according to the man's account, was a gentleman of distinction of the same city; and that if she had accepted Don Fernando, it was only in obedience to her parents.
It was an anecdote, then current, to the effect that the Duc d'Enghien had gone secretly to Paris to visit Mademoiselle George; that at her house he came upon Bonaparte, who also enjoyed the famous actress' favors, and that in his presence Napoleon happened to fall into one of the fainting fits
to which he was subject, and was thus at the duc's mercy.