After a few years behind bars, separated from the allure of opiate-laced drugs such as paregoric and laudanum
, McKnight expressed genuine remorse for her crimes.
In 1676, the English physician Thomas Sydenham simplified Paracelsus' laudanum
recipe to just opium in alcohol.
In a letter to Annie Richmond (16 November 1848) we can see this "need" (Damon 1930: 170) to reach out for the laudanum
in a suicidal bid to escape his psychological pain:
Instead, as Snicket (never "Lemony") discovers, they are drugged with laudanum
and employed as pawns in Hangfire's nefarious scheme.
However she would have frowned on the antics of Edward Williams, better known as Iolo Morganwg, a stone mason by trade, an antiquarian, poet and literary forger with a penchant for laudanum
The next day she was found dead, aged just 22, having taken a fatal dose of laudanum
They could get all the opium they wanted by buying laudanum
or paregoric over the counter at the local pharmacy without any hard-to-obtain "doctor's prescription," or by purchasing Mother McCree's Soothing Syrup, which was advertised for teething pain in infants and contained plenty of opiates.
Writing in the Observer yesterday, the chief constable said that "if the war on drugs means stopping every street corner turning into an opium den and discouraging the mass consumption of laudanum
- as happened during the 19th century - then it has succeeded.
, opium and cannabis were their chosen narcotics, copiously taken to quell anxiety and to stimulate the imagination.
Artists from Wales include Carmarthen and Swansea-based burlesque dancer Lilly Laudanum
, Swansea-based Bella Bambina and Primrose Proper, Lucy Purr and, of course, Foo Foo Labelle.
It is believed she drugged the babies with laudanum
(a powerful opiate) and then starved them.
Brother Branwell Bronte's favourite inn, the Black Bull is still open, while The Apothecary was where he was supplied with opium–laced laudanum