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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

Vol. XVII, No. 475. Saturday, February 5, 1831

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1831
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,988 / 48 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.5
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 463
Added to site: 2004.11.16 9441
Genre: Periodical

-keeper, where he fell into a lingering disease, which soon put a period to his mortal career. As he had no friends nor relations (his wife having died about two years before) Thomas had never cared for to-morrow: he was destitute of the means to support himself during his illness. The night before he died, he called for a half-mutchkin of whisky; and (as an acquaintance of his sat by his bed-side, and who personally informed me) he, taking a glass of it in his hand, held it between him and the light, and eyed it for some time with a peculiarly exhilarated expression of countenance, even at such a crisis;--then, while pleasure sparkled in his eyes, he took his friend by the hand, and pressing it warmly, exclaimed, "This is the last whisky I, in all probability, will ever drink, and many and often is the times I have felt its power. Here's to thee, Jamie, and may thou never want a drap when thou art dry!" He died the next morning, about eight o'clock.


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