leave off

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As to the arguments which my reason dictated for persuading me to lay down, avarice stepped in and said, 'Go on, go on; you have had very good luck; go on till you have gotten four or five hundred pounds, and they you shall leave off, and then you may live easy without working at all.
They told the others to leave off playing, and to come and sit down along with themselves.
I would remind you of this that you may learn to leave off being so deceitful, and discover how much you are likely to gain by the embraces out of which you have come here to trick me.
Now, Sir, you play away at that, while we have supper, and leave off if you dare.