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  • Branwell's apartment and the theater of the most terrible tragedies of the stricken family; here that ill-fated youth writhed in the horrors of mania-a-potu; here Emily rescued him -- stricken with drunken stupor -- from his burning couch, as "Jane Eyre" saved Rochester; here he breathed out his blighted life erect upon his feet, his pockets filled with love-letters from the perfidious woman who brought his ruin.

    Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2 Great Britain and Ireland, Part 2

  • _mania-a-potu, _ but had been produced by the excessive use of tobacco, which had slowly but thoroughly penetrated his nervous system.

    The Youth's Companion Volume LII, Number 11, Thursday, March 13, 1879

  • One of my delectable patients has taken it into his head to treat his wife and children to a rare show, in the shape of a fit of mania-a-potu; and, ten to one, I shall have to play spectator all night. "



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