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" Pluck up thy spirit, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short ; take heed, therefore, that thou strike not awry for saving of thine honesty. "
Catholic World - Seite 649
1867
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The History of Man: Displaying the Various Powers, Faculties, Capacities ...

1746
...coming down let me mift for myfelf.' And when the executioner asked forgiveneis, he reply'd, ' Thou wilt do me this day a greater benefit than ever any mortal man can be able to give me ; pluck up thy fpirit, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very Ihort ; take heed, therefore, that...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland: To the Time of ..., Band 1

Theophilus Cibber, Robert Shiells, Thomas Coxeter - 1753
...me this day a greater " benefit than any mortal man can be able to give " me ; pluck up thy fpirit man, and be not afraid " to do thy office, my neck is very fhort, take heed " therefore that thou ftrike not awry for faving thy " honefty." Thus by an honeft...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland: To the Time of ..., Band 1

Theophilus Cibber, Thomas Coxeter - 1753
...executioner aiked his forgivenefs, he kifled him, and faid, " Thou wilt do me this day a greater benefit than any mortal man can be able to give me ; pluck up thy fpirit man, and be not afraid to do thy office, my neck is very fhort, take heed therefore that thou...
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Encyclopædia britannica: or, A dictionary of arts, sciences ..., Band 12,Teil 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - 1797
...ended, he turned to the executioner, and with a-cheerful countenance faid, " Pluck up thy fpirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office ; my neck is very (hört, take heed therefore thou ftrike not awry for faving thy honeily." Then laying his head upon...
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Polyanthos, Band 3

1806
...heaven, and observing the executioner loot sad and dejecled, " Pluck up thy spirits,- man/' said he, " and be not afraid to do thy office : my neck is very short, and .therefore for your credit's sake take care you do not strike awry.1' Then laying his head upon...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1808
...rose cheerfully, and the executioner asking his forgiveness, More kissed him and said, " Thou wilt do me this day a greater benefit, than ever any mortal...able to give me. Pluck up thy spirit, man, and be not afiaidto do thy office. My neck is very short ; take heed therefore that thou strike not awry for saving...
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The Lives of the Twelve Caesars, Band 3

Elisa Rogers - 1811
...me shift for myself." Observing the executioner pale and trembling, he said, " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thy office; my neck is very short, see, therefore, that thou do not mar thy credit by cutting awry !" The dying jokes of Vespasian, mentioned...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Band 22

Alexander Chalmers - 1815
...got up again, and said to the executioner, " Pluck up tby spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short ; take heed, therefore, that thou strike not awry, for tby credit's sake." In the same humour, he bid the executioner stay till he had removed his beard,...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1815
...got up again, and said to the executioner, " Pluck up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My neck is very short; take heed, therefore, that thou strike not awry, for thy credit's sake." In the same humour, he bid the executioner stay till he had removed his beard,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Band 22

Alexander Chalmers - 1815
...up again, and said to the executioner, " Pluck 'up thy spirits, man, and be not afraid to do thine office. My .neck is very short ; take heed, therefore, that thou strike not awry, for thy credit's sake." In the same humour, he bid the executioner stay till he had removed his beard,...
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