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" Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased ; Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow ; Raze out the written troubles of the brain ; And, with some sweet, oblivious antidote, Cleanse the stuffed bosom of that perilous stuff, Which weighs upon the heart ?... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 386
by James Boswell - 1835
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The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf ...

...concierge with a bitter " Damnation ! " of self reproach, and self accusation. CHAP. III. " Canst ! linn minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Baze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd...
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The Port Folio, Volume 3

Philadelphia (Pa.) - 1810
...that keep her "From her rest;" — With what feeling does he exclaim ! —"Cure her of that! " Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased ; " Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, " Haze out the written troubles of the brain; " And with some sweet oblivious antidote, " Cleanse the...
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Melancholy: As it Proceeds from the Disposition and Habit, the Passion of ...

Robert Burton - Melancholy - 1801 - 420 pages
...ENGLISH MALADY " - are traced from within '* Its inmost centre to its outmost skin." i .J Cari'stthou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And, with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the foul...
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Bellgrove castle; or, The horrid spectre!, Volume 2

T H. White - 1803
...attempts tempts of this nature seemed to operate as provocatives to their melancholy. •" Say, who can minister to a mind diseased — " Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow — " Raze out the written troubles of the brain-.. " And, with some sweet oblivious antidote, •"...
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Striking likenesses; or, The votaries of fashion, Volume 2

Louisa Sidney Stanhope - 1808
...discas'd ; Pluck from the memory a rooted soffow ; Raze out the written troubles of the brain : And. with some sweet oblivious antidote,' <• Cleanse...stuft'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs ujion the heart ?" Aiilonia trembled : her fears for the" sanity of his mind increased; and so strong...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1809 - 363 pages
...I believe, ever found the following fine passage of Shakspeare too redundant in metaphor : ' Can'st thou not minister to a mind diseased ? Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow ? ' Base out the living tablets of the brain ; And, with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the...
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Talents Improved; Or: The Philanthropist

Harriet Corp - Conduct of life - 1809 - 276 pages
...forced smile, when he comes, my friend, address him in the words of Macbeth, and ask him if he can Minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain: Aud with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the 8tufTd...
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An Apology for the Life of James Fennell

James Fennell - Confession stories - 1814 - 510 pages
...just parted with a real friend, who recommended fortitude. Let us analyze this medicine, that is to " Minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the foul...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 44

England - 1838
...very clearly. A hollow voice addressed him while groping his way to the object of his visit,—" Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased ?— Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, and cleanse the bosom of the perilous stuff that weighs upon the heart ?'' " Indigestion — a kind...
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The works of ... George Crabbe, Volume 4

George Crabbe - 1820
...Thou hast it now — and I fear Thou play'dst most foully for it. Macbeth, Act III. Scene 1. Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow. Rase out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the foul...
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