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The other night, while I was waiting on him, and just as I had brought him a draught to assuage his burning thirst, he observed, with a return of his former sarcastic bitterness, 'Yes, you're mighty attentive now
As he stood by the desolate fire, he felt that the only one thing which could assuage his grief would be thorough and complete retribution, brought by his own hand upon his enemies.
yet are they clearly wholesome, the more espe- cially when one doth assuage the asperities of their nature by admixture of the tranquilizing juice of the wayward cabbage --"
I cannot deny that I grieved for his grief, whatever that was, and would have given much to assuage it.