The morning after our arrival at the Cottage, Sophia complained of a violent pain in her delicate limbs, accompanied with a disagreable Head-ake She attributed it to a cold caught by her continued faintings
in the open air as the Dew was falling the Evening before.
Having a flask with brandy in it, he revived the fainting
man, and led him to the inn.
When from dark error's subjugation My words of passionate exhortation Had wrenched thy fainting
spirit free; And writhing prone in thine affliction Thou didst recall with malediction The vice that had encompassed thee: And when thy slumbering conscience, fretting By recollection's torturing flame, Thou didst reveal the hideous setting Of thy life's current ere I came: When suddenly I saw thee sicken, And weeping, hide thine anguished face, Revolted, maddened, horror-stricken, At memories of foul disgrace.
I began dimly to understand that my fainting
fit must have presented symptoms far more serious than the fainting
fits of women in general.
Without rest or pause--while those frumious jaws Went savagely snapping around- He skipped and he hopped, and he floundered and flopped, Till fainting
he fell to the ground.
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
"Don't you see," said Raoul, "that the woman's fainting
He went his way, whistling from time to time some fragments of a tune; and with a face quite tranquil and composed, jogged pleasantly towards home; entertaining himself as he went with visions of the fears and terrors of Mrs Quilp, who, having received no intelligence of him for three whole days and two nights, and having had no previous notice of his absence, was doubtless by that time in a state of distraction, and constantly fainting
away with anxiety and grief.
Our affliction and distress is not to be expressed; we were all fainting
with heat and weariness, and two of the patriarch's servants were upon the point of dying for want of water.
When the true bride heard that, it hurt her so much that her heart was almost broken, and she fell fainting
to the ground.
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.
The bridegroom then approached to embrace his bride; and she, pressing her hand upon her heart, fell fainting
in her mother's arms.