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  • But everybody was, for the moment, stark-mad on the subject of Porteous, and engaged busily in attacking or defending the measures of Government in reprieving him; and the ardour of dispute had excited such universal thirst, that half the young lawyers and writers, together with their very clerks, the class whom Butler was looking after, had adjourned the debate to some favourite tavern.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Something stirred in my brain, a thought that bored its way in there — a stark-mad notion.

    Hunger

  • Then, stark-mad, he turned and leaped into the battle-line that swayed and screamed along the wall.

    Darkness and Dawn

  • Something stirred in my brain, a thought that bored its way in there -- a stark-mad notion.

    Hunger

  • ` ` And I say, '' said young Mareschal of Mareschal Wells, who was also a guest at the castle, ` ` that you are all stark-mad to be standing wrangling here, instead of going in pursuit of the ruffians. ''

    The Black Dwarf

  • So she was asked to sing at musicales and receptions without end, until Alexia exclaimed at last, "They are all raving, stark-mad over her, and it's all Polly's own fault, the whole of it."

    Five Little Peppers Grown Up

  • And fortunate it was that neither clouds nor rain obscured his face, for had the latter been added to the cares which the approaching dinner-party had already accumulated upon the culinary department of Harson's household, the house-keeper in the tall cap with stiff ribbons would have gone stark-mad.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, April 1844 Volume 23, Number 4

  • But everybody was, for the moment, stark-mad on the subject of Porteous, and engaged busily in attacking or defending the measures of Government in reprieving him; and the ardour of dispute had excited such universal thirst, that half the young lawyers and writers, together with their very clerks, the class whom Butler was looking after, had adjourned the debate to some favourite tavern.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • They were shouting, and mocking, and laughing, like so many stark-mad fools at a May-feast.

    Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • But everybody was, for the moment, stark-mad on the subject of Porteous, and engaged busily in attacking or defending the measures of Government in reprieving him; and the ardour of dispute had excited such universal thirst, that half the young lawyers and writers, together with their very clerks, the class whom Butler was looking after, had adjourned the debate to some favourite tavern.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Volume 1

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