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  • Mrs F. waited on her as a maid, and when she came off the stage, after having died most naturally, Mrs F. begged her to go to bed, and was worked up to hystericks wanting repeated assurances that she was not in _reality_ dead.

    The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope — Volume 1

  • Fact is we are obleeged to have a doctor - not that one is needed at all, but just to quiet the female hystericks when any little thing happens.

    Bill Arp from the uncivil war to date, 1861-1903,

  • Since we've lived here I've had to send five miles on the run for a doctor two times just to keep down the family hystericks.

    Bill Arp from the uncivil war to date, 1861-1903,

  • First she was seized with a fit of the hystericks, and then with her pains.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • Ill as I had been in the morning, this exertion affected me so much, that I fell into violent hystericks, in which, with slight amendment and alternate intervals, I continued till Sunday at four o’clock, when my discarded maid, who was now allowed to see me, made clear to me a horrid truth, which I faintly guessed at.

    The Offspring of Fancy


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