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The first person to consult, the last to afflict—a mother—should not be the victim of her daughter's feelings.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Had this been done, I should not have been here to-night—we would have had none of the troubles which afflict the country now.
PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHY OF PARSON BROWNLOW, THE TENNESSEE PATRIOTWILLIAM GANNAWAY BROWNLOW
The grand policy of theologians is to blow hot and to blow cold, to afflict and to console, to frighten and to reassure.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
It is from this peculiar mental constitution that arise the woes that now afflict you.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
The disordered currency of the country to which he belongs does not follow and afflict him abroad.
SELECT SPEECHES OF DANIEL WEBSTERDANIEL WEBSTER
If her Majesty cannot beat me from her affection, I hope her sweet nature will think it no conquest to afflict me.'
SIR WALTER RALEGHWILLIAM STEBBING
Why, sir, how are we responsible for the slavery agitation that has produced all the evils and mischief which afflict the country?
THE SLAVERY QUESTIONJOHN M. LANDRUM
The pains of separation, too, which afflict this mortal state, cannot exist in that "better country."
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
One of the common ailments which afflict poor humanity is rheumatism, a cause of endless suffering.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.
FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, VOL. IIFRANCIS AUGUSTUS COX
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