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" Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very short ; see, therefore, that thou do not mar thy credit by cutting awry.' Having spent a short time in devotion, he took the napkin with which his eyes were to be bound, and... "
The Lives of the Twelve Caesars - Page 348
by Elisa Rogers - 1811
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Cobbett's complete collection of state trials and proceedings for high ...

William Cobbett, David Jardine - Law - 1816
...Psalm with much devotion ; and rising up, the Executioner asked him forgiveness. He kissed him, and said, ' Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office ; my neck is very short, take heed therefore thou strike not awry for saving thine honesty.'...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1816
...miserere-ipsalm kneeling, with much devotion: and the executioner asking him forgiveness, he kissed him, and said, " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office; my neok is very short, take heed therefore thou strike not awry, for saving thine honesty."...
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Lives of British Statesmen, Volume 1

John Macdiarmid - 1820
...usual tone, to the attending officer, " I pray thee, friend, see me safe up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself." Observing the executioner pale and trembling, he said to him, " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office : my neck is very short ; see,...
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English Stories

Maria Hack - Great Britain - 1825
...usual tone, to the attending officer, " I pray thee, friend, see me safe up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself." Observing the executioner pale and trembling, he said to him: " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short; see,...
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Library for the people. (Division 1). The wonders of nature and art ...

Library - 1827
...psalm kneeling, with much devotion ; and the executioner asking him forgiveness, he kissed him, and said, " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office ; my neck is very short, take heed therefore thou strike not awry, for saving thine honesty."...
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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers ...

English literature - 1834
...tone, to the attending officer, " I pray thee, friend, seĢ me safely up, and, for my coming down, let me shift for myself." Observing the executioner pale and trembling, he said to him, " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office : my neck is very short; see,...
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A Sketch of the Reformation

Thomas Bayley Fox - Reformation - 1836 - 259 pages
...usual tone, to the attending officer, ' I pray thee, friend, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself.' Observing the executioner pale and trembling, he said to him, ' Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very short ; see,...
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A Sketch of the Reformation

Thomas Bayley Fox - Reformation - 1836 - 259 pages
...usual tone, to the attending officer, ' I pray thee, friend, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself.' Observing the executioner pale and trembling, he said to him, ' Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very short ; see,...
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A Sketch of the Reformation

Thomas Bayley Fox - Reformation - 1836 - 259 pages
...usual tone, to the attending officer, ' I pray thee, friend, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself.' Observing the executioner pale and trembling, he said to him, ' Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very short; see,...
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Stories from English History: From B.C. 55 to A.D. 1901, Part 1901

Henry Pitt Warren - England - 1901 - 482 pages
...kneeling down, he said a short prayer. After which he rose, and turning to the headsman, he smiled, and said : " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office, for my neck is very short. Take care that you do not aim awry." He placed his head calmly...
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