428 examples of death-bed in sentences

She found that it was the most prized by Gerard de Narbon of all he possessed, and that he had given it to his daughter on his death-bed; and remembering the solemn promise she had made at that awful hour in regard to this young maid, whose destiny, and the life of the king himself, seemed to depend on the execution of a project (which though conceived by the fond suggestions of a loving maiden's thoughts, the countess knew not

For a moment he remained motionless beside the death-bed, with the mad hope they he might, perhaps, by his clasp infuse a little of the blood in his own heart into the veins of the dying man.

The Last Essays of Elia had little, if any, better reception than the first; and Lamb had the mortification of being asked by the Norris family to suppress the exquisite and kindly little memoir of Randal Norris, entitled "A Death-Bed" (see page 279), which was held to be too personal.

When he heard that Smollett was preparing his History of England, he warned him against relying on the debates as authentic; and, on his death-bed, he professed that the recollection of having been engaged in an imposture was painful to him.

This remark appears to me to be well founded, and will account for many of the celebrated death-bed sayings which are recorded[1097].

On his death-bed, Gustavus III appointed his brother Charles and Charles Gustavus Armfelt members of the government during the minority of his son.

[Sidenote: will a not] No, no, he is dead, go to thy Death-bed, He neuer wil come againe.

His few remaining days were occasionally cheered by the presence of such men as have been collected about a death-bed in few ages and countries of the worldLangton, Reynolds, Windham, and Burke.

From the beginning of operations, the young officer seems to have been summoned to the councils of war, and General Scott particularly mentions that held at Vera Cruzso serious an affair, that "a death-bed discussion could hardly have been more solemn.

Later in the day I was compelled to bid good-bye to Madame de Franchi and her son, and set out for Paris; but before I left Lucien told me how in his family his father had appeared to him on his death-bed, and that, not only at death, but at any great crisis in life, an apparition appeared.

Heartbroken at this treatment, though still devotedly attached to him, she gradually pined away, and complete neglect of her health finally brought her to her death-bed.

Was the man he sought about to escape from his jurisdiction, was he dying, and was it his wish to make a death-bed confession; or was he so reluctant to speak that delay might cause him to reconsider and remain silent?

One is entitled, 'The Confession of Richard Brandon the Hangman (upon his death-bed), concerning his beheading his late Majesty.

Clara at length gave up her attempt to keep from writing to Schumann, in the face of her father's actions; for in spite of the promises he had given them, he could break out in such speeches as this: "If Clara marries Schumann, I will say it even on my death-bed, she is not worthy of being my daughter.

Lockhart tells us that Mr. Croftangry is meant for Sir Walter Scott's father and that "the fretful patient at the death-bed" is a living picture.

On his death-bed, he gives an old daguerreotype of himself to Miss Ruth.

Death-bed of Dr. Skinner. Visit to Philadelphia.

And, O, how necessary that we should so spend our lives, that when we come to be laid upon our death-bed, in the last agonies of expiring nature, if reason does not forsake her throne, and memory still proves true to her trust, it may bring up the pleasing recollection that life has been well spent.

" You can see her youth rising up beside that death-bed and answering, "That is why.

42, n. 7, 60; Britannia's daughters and Bedlam, ii. 374, n. 1; Brunetta and Stella, v. 270; Card, The, ridiculed in, v. 270, n. 4; Cheyne, Dr., iii. 27, n. 1; compared with Shakespeare and Dryden, ii. 86, n. 1; Conjectures on Original Composition, v. 269; critics, defies, ii. 61, n. 4; 'death-bed a detector of the heart,' v. 397, n. 1; epigram on Lord Stanhope, iv.

While the earl lay on his death-bed, he thought it his duty to provide for him, amongst his other natural children, and therefore demanded a positive account of him.

"My life has soon been spent," he said on his death-bed, a bitter smile contracting his lips.

It was a death-bed not without its lesson,not without a certain charm in the eyes of some fancied beholder.

And as Lee lived a thief, so he died a hypocrite; for being asked on his death-bed if he would forgive Mr. C. (that had formerly wronged him), "Yes," said Lee, "if I die, I forgive him; but if I happen to live, I am resolved to be revenged on him.

On her death-bed Mrs. Douglas had wrung from Mr. Bowater a promise that if Archie did well, and ever had means enough, he would not refuse consent; but he always distrusted poor Archie, because of his father, and I believe he sent Jenny away to be out of his reach.

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