A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment
in the spiritual part.
And so Ona went back to Brown's and saved her place and a week's wages; and so she gave herself some one of the thousand ailments
that women group under the title of "womb trouble," and was never again a well person as long as she lived.
If you encourage servants in giving way to every little disagreeable feeling, and complaining of every little ailment
, you'll have your hands full.
Some of these baths are good for one ailment
, some for another; and again, peculiar ailments
are conquered by combining the individual virtues of several different baths.
But he talked of flannel waistcoats," said Marianne; "and with me a flannel waistcoat is invariably connected with aches, cramps, rheumatisms, and every species of ailment
that can afflict the old and the feeble.
I felt physically weak and broken down: but my worse ailment
was an unutterable wretchedness of mind: a wretchedness which kept drawing from me silent tears; no sooner had I wiped one salt drop from my cheek than another followed.
The slave said it was the holy woman, curing people by her touch of their ailments
, whereupon the princess, who had long desired to see Fatima, sent for her.
It is true," said the good old man, "and indeed, sir, as far as the charge of sorcery goes I was not guilty; as to that of being a pimp I cannot deny it; but I never thought I was doing any harm by it, for my only object was that all the world should enjoy itself and live in peace and quiet, without quarrels or troubles; but my good intentions were unavailing to save me from going where I never expect to come back from, with this weight of years upon me and a urinary ailment
that never gives me a moment's ease;" and again he fell to weeping as before, and such compassion did Sancho feel for him that he took out a real of four from his bosom and gave it to him in alms.
The lady's husband silently digested his dinner; content, apparently, with the Countess' rather vague explanation, sent through the maid, putting forward some feminine ailment
as her excuse.
And, indeed, it's a mere farce my being here for poor Maria,' she continued; 'but your father takes her ailments
to heart, and I cannot always be refusing him.
Besides, the physician might declare the ailment
feigned; and Milady, after having lost the first trick, was not willing to lose the second.
Furthermore, various ailments
had begun to cry out.