I reflected that I had every other known malady
in the pharmacology, and I grew less selfish, and determined to do without housemaid's knee.
He entered, at some length, into what he conceived to be the nature of his malady. It was, he said, a constitutional and a family evil, and one for which he despaired to find a remedy--a mere nervous affection, he immediately added, which would undoubtedly soon pass off.
Hitherto she had steadily borne up against the pressure of her malady, and had not betaken herself finally to bed; but, on the closing in of the evening of my arrival at the house, she succumbed (as her brother told me at night with inexpressible agitation) to the prostrating power of the destroyer; and I learned that the glimpse I had obtained of her person would thus probably be the last I should obtain--that the lady, at least while living, would be seen by me no more.
- not at all; the absence of my son, doctor; that is my malady
, and I do not conceal it."
The doctor analyzed the symptoms of the malady to which the prisoner had succumbed, and declared that he was dead.
"It is the sort of malady which we call monomania," said the doctor.
Toward eighteen hundred and forty he first felt the approach of the chronic malady
which ultimately terminated his life.
It is a fact worthy of notice that, while this malady made such ravages among the natives, not a single white man had the slightest symptom of it.
Accordingly, on the 9th of December, they struck their tents, and moved forward by short stages, as many of the Indians were yet feeble from the late malady.
The poor savages saw with dismay the ravages of a malady, loathsome and agonizing in its details, and which set the skill and experience of their conjurors and medicine men at defiance.
When the general horror and dismay was at its height, the Blackbird himself was struck down with the malady. The poor savages, when they saw their chief in danger, forgot their own miseries, and surrounded his dying bed.
It mattered little--the malady
had already made such progress that he could only speak a few words at a time, and those in a whisper.