But time began at last to obliterate the freshness of my alarm; the praises of conscience began to grow into a thing of course; I began to be tortured with throes and longings, as of Hyde struggling after freedom; and at last, in an hour of moral weakness, I once again compounded and swallowed the transforming draught.
I was conscious, even when I took the draught, of a more unbridled, a more furious propensity to ill.
When he had written, Misce fiat Hanstus (instead of Mix a Draught)--when he had added, Ter die Sumendus (instead of To be taken Three times a day)--and when he had certified to his own Latin, by putting his initials at the end, he had only to make his bow; to slip two guineas into his pocket; and to go his way, with an approving professional conscience, in the character of a physician who had done his duty.
(and to the red lavender draught) the commonest regard for consistency made it necessary that she should keep her bed for that day.
Put him to bed at once, and give him a cooling draught
Where nature is mighty, and therefore the victory hard, the degrees had need be, first to stay and arrest nature in time; like to him that would say over the four and twenty letters when he was angry; then to go less in quantity; as if one should, in forbearing wine, come from drinking healths, to a draught
at a meal; and lastly, to discontinue altogether.
In a moment we were all three groping about on our hands and knees, feeling for the slightest indication of a draught
. Presently my ardour received a check.