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  • He had survived pellagra in Persia, scurvy inthe Malayan archipelago , leprosy in Alexandria, beriberi in Japan, bubonic plague in Madagascar, an earthquake in Sicily, and a disastrous shipwreck in the Strait of Magellan.†   (source)
  • Cecily repeats, making the word sound like leprosy or syphilis.†   (source)
  • It brought back to me that book of poems I'd held in my hand when she first spoke these words to me, and I save the verse upon the page: Her lips were red, her looks were free, Her locks were yellow as gold: Her skin was as white as leprosy, The Night-mare LIFE-IN-DEATH was she, Who thicks man's blood with cold.†   (source)
  • Father treated sleeping sickness, plague, smallpox, and leprosy.†   (source)
  • For weeks Adams was ostracized, "avoided like a man infected with leprosy," he would remember.†   (source)
  • The bleachers also needed attention—they sagged, peeling paint like leprosy on the benches.†   (source)
  • PART NINE — LEPROSY   (source)
  • I said, "I'm like the lepers in the olden Bible days," and he gave me a nogie and said leprosy is now called Hansen's disease and can be cleared up easily with antibiotics, which hopefully they'll be able to do soon with AIDS.†   (source)
  • At a tender age he had developed mange, or leprosy, or some other such infantile disease, and had lost all his hair, never to recover it — a tragedy which may have had a bearing on the fact that, when I knew him, he had already devoted fifteen years of his life to a study of the relationship between summer molt and incipient narcissism in pocket gophers.†   (source)
  • Hundreds of thousands of new cases of leprosy are contracted each year; though it is rare in developed countries.
  • Damien eventually got leprosy himself and died, surrounded by his fellow lepers and friends.†   (source)
  • But the arrivees persevered, and in the end they were received by them They asked for a plot of land to build on, An evil forest was where the clan buried all those who died of the really evil diseases, like leprosy and smallpox.†   (source)
  • Salt-water boils—red, angry, disfiguring—were a leprosy of the high seas, transmitted by the water that soaked me.†   (source)
  • I considered that probably nothing would happen to Arnold, that he might not get leprosy, move to Africa and die.†   (source)
  • I said, "I'm like the lepers in the olden Bible days," and he gave me a nogie and said leprosy is now called Hansen's disease and can be cleared up easily with antibiotics, which hopefully they'll be able to do soon with AIDS.†   (source)
  • Also we sing: Leprosy,
    Night and day you torture me,
    There goes my eyeball Into my highball ….
    Or else:†   (source)
  • She sits in front of a mirror with half of her face peeling off, like the villain in a horror comic I once read; this one is called Leprosy.†   (source)
  • "Leprosy," I say.†   (source)
  • He believed himself to be rotting with a leprosy.†   (source)
  • If he could have infected the whole lot of them with leprosy or syphilis, how gladly he would have done so!†   (source)
  • I know I am like a leprosy.†   (source)
  • Where once the horrible lepers—they called them Measles—had been accustomed to ramble through the woods in white cowls, ringing their doleful clappers if they wanted to give warning, or just pouncing on you without ringing them if they did not, now there were proper hospitals, governed by religious orders of knighthood, to look after those who had come back sick with leprosy from the Crusades.†   (source)
  • And then old snowbirds and white hound-looking faces, guys with Wobbly cards from an earlier time, old Bohunk women with letters explaining what was wanted, and all varieties of assaulted kissers, infirmity, drunkenness, dazedness, innocence, limping, crawling, insanity, prejudice, and from downright leprosy the whole way again to the most vigorous straight-backed beauty.†   (source)
  • He tore at the spot with frantic nails; he burned his neck to a peeled blister with carbolic acid—but the spot, as if fed by some ineradicable leprosy in his blood, remained.†   (source)
  • When he did, the rose-tan of his cheek looked struck as by white leprosy.†   (source)
  • European costume had lighted like a leprosy.†   (source)
  • But poverty may be as bad as leprosy, if it divides us from what we most care for.†   (source)
  • The leprosy of unreality disfigured every human creature in attendance upon Monseigneur.†   (source)
  • Look first to that curse of God—comfortless, as you all know, except by death—leprosy.†   (source)
  • He remarked to Sir Robert that rats and their ever faithful fleas do carry diseases—plague and infectious jaundice and rat-bite fever and possibly leprosy—but these diseases did not and therefore could not exist in St. Hubert, except for leprosy, which was a natural punishment of outlandish Native Races.†   (source)
  • Through some strange quickening of inner life the leprosies of sin were slowly eating the thing away.†   (source)
  • Her lips were red, her looks were free, Her locks were yellow as gold: Her skin was as white as leprosy, The Night-Mare LIFE-IN-DEATH was she, Who thicks man's blood with cold.†   (source)
  • The horrible disease of leprosy is too common in Iceland; it is not contagious, but hereditary, and lepers are forbidden to marry.†   (source)
  • That momentary happiness had been smitten with a blight, a leprosy; Stephen thought more lightly of her than he did of Lucy.†   (source)
  • Are we still living in the monstrous times of the Middle Ages, when vagabonds were permitted to display in our public places leprosy and scrofulas they had brought back from the Crusades?†   (source)
  • They have audaciously adjusted, in the name of "good taste," upon the wounds of gothic architecture, their miserable gewgaws of a day, their ribbons of marble, their pompons of metal, a veritable leprosy of egg-shaped ornaments, volutes, whorls, draperies, garlands, fringes, stone flames, bronze clouds, pudgy cupids, chubbycheeked cherubim, which begin to devour the face of art in the oratory of Catherine de Medicis, and cause it to expire, two centuries later, tortured and grimacing,…†   (source)
  • The royal Confessor was endowed by heaven with power to cleanse the ulcers of the body, but only God himself can cure the leprosy of the soul.†   (source)
  • The detestable maxim, Live on the enemy! produced this leprosy, which a strict discipline alone could heal.†   (source)
  • She then put on the spectacles and read certain passages aloud from a book—sternly, fiercely, wrathfully—praying that her enemies (she made them by her tone and manner expressly hers) might be put to the edge of the sword, consumed by fire, smitten by plagues and leprosy, that their bones might be ground to dust, and that they might be utterly exterminated.†   (source)
  • "Well," said he, "it was thought at the time that it was the survival of the old mediaeval disease of leprosy: it seems it was very catching, for many of the people afflicted by it were much secluded, and were waited upon by a special class of diseased persons queerly dressed up, so that they might be known.†   (source)
  • Her skin was as white as leprosy, The Nightmare Life-in-Death was she, Who thicks man's blood with cold.†   (source)
  • There is a stain in the fabric of the Temple, deep and foul as that left by the streaks of leprosy on the walls of the infected houses of old.†   (source)
  • That stone is no more exempt than others from the leprosy of time, of dampness, of the lichens and from the defilement of the birds.†   (source)
  • In that hideous courtyard, called the court of the Batiment-Neuf (New Building), which the administration called the court Saint-Bernard, and which the robbers called the Fosseaux-Lions (The Lion's Ditch), on that wall covered with scales and leprosy, which rose on the left to a level with the roofs, near an old door of rusty iron which led to the ancient chapel of the ducal residence of La Force, then turned in a dormitory for ruffians, there could still be seen, twelve years ago, a…†   (source)
  • The mother sat awhile speechless, motionless, paralyzed of soul, and capable of but one thought—leprosy, leprosy!†   (source)
  • "This, then, is the result of your advice," said the Prince, turning an angry countenance upon Fitzurse; "that I should be bearded at my own board by a drunken Saxon churl, and that, on the mere sound of my brother's name, men should fall off from me as if I had the leprosy?"†   (source)
  • The leprosy of monasticism has gnawed nearly to a skeleton two wonderful nations, Italy and Spain; the one the light, the other the splendor of Europe for centuries; and, at the present day, these two illustrious peoples are but just beginning to convalesce, thanks to the healthy and vigorous hygiene of 1789 alone.†   (source)
  • He had chosen the Tower for the purpose as more immediately in his own keeping, and cell VI. because, first, it could be better lost than any other; and, secondly, it was infected with leprosy; for these prisoners were not merely to be put in a safe place, but in a place to die.†   (source)
  • …the affliction of body which he has from my hand is the curse of our Lord God of Israel upon him more fit than death for his crimes against the helpless; tell him my mother and sister whom he had sent to a cell in Antonia that they might die of leprosy, are alive and well, thanks to the power of the Nazarene whom you so despise; tell him that, to fill my measure of happiness, they are restored to me, and that I will go hence to their love, and find in it more than compensation for the…†   (source)
  • I told Dilsey she had leprosy and I got the bible and read where a man's flesh rotted off and I told her that ifshe ever looked at her or Ben or Quentin they'd catch it too.†   (source)
  • Yon ribaudred nag of Egypt,— Whom leprosy o'ertake!†   (source)
  • Rub these hands, With what may cause an eating leprosy, E'en to my bones and marrow: any thing, That may disfavour me, save in my honour— And I will kneel to you, pray for you, pay down A thousand hourly vows, sir, for your health; Report, and think you virtuous— VOLP: Think me cold, Frosen and impotent, and so report me?†   (source)
  • …new Pharisees having war near the Lateran,[2]—and not with Saracens nor with Jews, for every enemy of his was Christian, and none of them had been to conquer Acre,[3] nor a trafficker in the land of the Soldan,—regarded in himself neither his supreme office, nor the holy orders, nor in me that cord which is wont to make those girt with it more lean; but as Constantine besought Sylvester within Soracte to cure his leprosy,[4] so this one besought me as master to cure his proud fever.†   (source)
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