"Who gave me the laudanum
, without my knowing it myself?"
"I have always found Laudanum
relieve the pain better than anything else," she said, trifling with the bottles on the counter, and looking at them while she spoke, instead of looking at the chemist.
It macerates its opium and percolates its own laudanum
I took the little fellow in my arms, when he was two weeks old, and kissed him, and cried over him; and then I gave him laudanum
, and held him close to my bosom, while he slept to death.
His story was this: He had been originally nurtured among the crazy society of Neskyeuna Shakers, where he had been a great prophet; in their cracked, secret meetings having several times descended from heaven by the way of a trap-door, announcing the speedy opening of the seventh vial, which he carried in his vest-pocket; but, which, instead of containing gunpowder, was supposed to be charged with laudanum
. A strange, apostolic whim having seized him, he had left Neskyeuna for Nantucket, where, with that cunning peculiar to craziness, he assumed a steady, common sense exterior and offered himself as a green-hand candidate for the Jeroboam's whaling voyage.
I am as rickety as a hackney-coach, I'm as sleepy as laudanum
, my lines is strained to that degree that I shouldn't know, if it wasn't for the pain in 'em, which was me and which somebody else, yet I'm none the better for it in pocket; and it's my suspicion that you've been at it from morning to night to prevent me from being the better for it in pocket, and I won't put up with it, Aggerawayter, and what do you say now!"
'There's Bill Sikes in the passage with nobody to do the civil to him; and you sleeping there, as if you took laudanum
with your meals, and nothing stronger.
'You may consider laudanum
a blessing of Providence, sir,' replied Mr.
Should she take laudanum
, and end it, to have done with all hopes, schemes, debts, and triumphs?
Ever since my recovery from the fever I had been in the custom of taking every night a small quantity of laudanum
, for it was by means of this drug only that I was enabled to gain the rest necessary for the preservation of life.
That, marching him constantly up and down by the collar (as if he had been taking too much laudanum
), she, at those times, shook him, rumpled his hair, made light of his linen, stopped his ears as if she confounded them with her own, and otherwise tousled and maltreated him.
I'd advise you to creep up her sleeve again: it 'ud be saving time, if Molly should happen to take a drop too much laudanum
some day, and make a widower of you.