sleeping-draught love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A drink given to induce sleep.


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  • A fortnight after Hooper Hamilton also succumbed to “egotism” and took an overdose of sleeping-draught at his summer-house in the Aland

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • He had been bled copiously; he had a little fever; he had had nothing to eat for very many hours; he had a sleeping-draught, and

    The Virginians

  • I went to bed and got my man to mix me a sleeping-draught, and then told him to clear out.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • But the Prince took care not to drink the sleeping-draught.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • But she gave him a glass of wine in which she had poured a sleeping-draught.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • The bride, however, gave him a sleeping-draught, and he slept so soundly that he heard nothing.

    The Yellow Fairy Book

  • Fever did not set in, but, day and night, Louise lay with wide, strained eyes; she refused nourishment, and the strongest sleeping-draught had no effect.

    Maurice Guest

  • The robber, as soon as he heard the news, made a sleeping-draught, and bade the queen give it to her son before he went to bed that night.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • The bride would not, yet wanted very much to have the dress; at last she consented, but the page was to give the prince a sleeping-draught.

    Household Tales

  • On this the page told all; that he had been forced to give him a sleeping-draught, because a poor girl had slept secretly in the chamber, and that he was to give him another that night.

    Household Tales


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