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" Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short. Take heed therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thine honesty. "
Anecdotes of Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Present and Two Preceding ... - Page 100
by William Seward - 1798
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The dying speeches and behaviour of the several state prisoners that have ...

Cambden, Burnet - Social Science - 1720 - 495 pages
...and rifing up, the Executioner ask'd him Forgivenefs. He kifs'd him. and faid, Pluck up thy Spirits, Man, and be not afraid to do thine Office $ my Neck is very Jhort, take heed therefore thou flrike not awry for faving thine Honefly. Laying his Head upon the...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Thomas More: Lord High Chancellor of England, in ...

Ferdinando Warner - Christian martyrs - 1758 - 230 pages
...Chearfulnefs in his Countenance as he had ever Ihewn in his happieft Hours ; faying, " Pluck up thy f' Spirits Man, and be not afraid to do thine " Office : My Neck is very fhort; take heed " therefore thou ftrike not awry for faving " thine Honefty." When the Executioner would...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Thomas More: Lord High Chancellor of England, in ...

Ferdinando Warner - 1758 - 230 pages
...in Jiis Countenance as he had ever fhewn in his happieft Hours; faying, "Pluck up thy •** Spirits Man, and be not afraid to do thine ." Office : My Neck is very ihort; take heed " therefore thou ftrike not awry for faving thine Honefty." When the Executioner...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 8

Biography - 1762
...After his prayers were ended, he turned to the executioner, and faid with a chearful countenance, " Pluck " up thy fpirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. " My neck is very fhort; take heed, therefore, thou ftriks " not awry for thine own credit's fake." Then laying his head upon...
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Anecdotes of some distingushed persons: chiefly of the present and ..., Volume 4

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1796
...ftniQted his prayers, he turned to the executioner and faid, on obferving him look fad and dt-jccted, " Pluck up " thy fpirits, Man, and be not afraid to...credit's " fake." Then laying his head upon the block, be defired the Executioner to ftay till he had pur his beard afide, " for that," faid he, " has never...
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Anecdotes of Some Distinguished Persons: Chiefly of the Present ..., Volume 4

William Seward - Anecdotes - 1796
...me fafe ** up ; and for my coming down, I can fhift for " myfelf." " myfclf." Wheri he had finifkd his prayers, he turned to the executioner and faid,...fpirits, Man, and be not afraid to do thine *' office i my neck is very fhort, therefore take " care you do not ftrike awry, for your credit's " fake." Then...
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An historical and topographical description of Chelsea, and its environs

Thomas Faulkner - 1810 - 459 pages
...ended, he turned to the executioner, and said with a cheerful countenance, " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office ; my neck is very short ; take heed, therefore, thou strikest not awry, for thine own credit's sake." Then, laying his...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 22

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...time spent in his devotions, he got up again, and said to the executioner, " Pluck up tby spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short ; take heed, therefore, that thou strike not awry, for tby credit's sake." In the same humour,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 22

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...time spent in his devotions, he got up again, and said to the executioner, " Pluck 'up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My .neck is very short ; take heed, therefore, that thou strike not awry, for thy credit's sake." In the same humour,...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1815
...time spent in his devotions, he got up again, and said to the executioner, " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short; take heed, therefore, that thou strike not awry, for thy credit's sake." In the same humour,...
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