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" 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 of thine honesty. "
A Sketch of the Reformation - Page 187
by Thomas Bayley Fox - 1836 - 259 pages
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The History of Man: Displaying the Various Powers, Faculties, Capacities ...

Anecdotes - 1746
...me this day a greater benefit than ever any mortal man can be able to give me ; pluck up thy fpirit, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very Ihort ; take heed, therefore, that thou ftrike not awry, for faveing thy honefty.' And inertly after...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland: To the Time ..., Volume 1

Theophilus Cibber, Robert Shiells, Thomas Coxeter - 1753
...me this day a greater " benefit than any mortal man can be able to give " me ; pluck up thy fpirit man, and be not afraid " to do thy office, my neck is very fhort, take heed " therefore that thou ftrike not awry for faving thy " honefty." Thus by an honeft...
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Encyclopædia britannica: or, A dictionary of arts ..., Volume 12, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Reference - 1797
...ended, he turned to the executioner, and with a-cheerful countenance faid, " Pluck up thy fpirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very (hört, take heed therefore thou ftrike not awry for faving thy honeily." Then laying his head upon...
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Polyanthos, Volume 3

1806
...heaven, and observing the executioner loot sad and dejecled, " Pluck up thy spirits,- man/' said he, " and be not afraid to do thy office : my neck is very short, and .therefore for your credit's sake take care you do not strike awry.1' Then laying his head upon...
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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Volume 3

Elisa Rogers - Emperors - 1811
...my coming do\vn, let me shift for myself." Observing the executioner pale and trembling, he said, " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do...therefore, that thou do not mar thy credit by cutting awry !" The dying jokes of Vespasian, mentioned by the most eminent writers, evinced a justdisregard of...
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The Life of Sir Thomas More

William Roper, Samuel Weller Singer - Christian saints - 1822 - 195 pages
...down, and, after his prayers said, turned to the executioner with a cheerful countenance, and said unto him : " 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 of thine...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 14

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...myself." His prayers being ended, be turned to the executioner, and with a cheerful countenance said, " Pluck up thy spirits, -man, and be not afraid to do thy •office -, my neck is very short, take heed therefore thou strike not awry for saving thy honesty." Then laving his head upon the block,...
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The historical antiquities of Hertfordshire

Henry Chauncy (sir.) - 1826
...Thou will do me this Day a greater Benefit, than any mortal Man can give me, pluck up thy Spirit, Man, be not afraid to do thy Office, my Neck is very short, take heed therefore that thou strike not awry, for saving thy Honesty ; then fitting his Head to the...
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The Life of Sir Thomas More

Cresacre More - Christian martyrs - 1828 - 376 pages
...me this day a greater benefit than ever any mortal man can be able to give me. Pluck up thy spirit, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very short ; take heed therefore that thou strike not awry, for saving thy honesty." When the executioner would...
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Publications, Volume 23

1844
...Sur. A very learned woorthie gentleman the executioner, with a cheerful countenance, and said unto him; '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 of thine...
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