Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 028

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mischief by taking allow[ance] of Tartar Emetic, and whether it was from the violent straining it produced or from the originally deranged state of the stomach I do not know, but after a time such cramps & spasms seized me that I roared from my anguish.  My Prototype "Caliban" was never more vehemently a [indecipherable].  My movements being involuntary, I am a good deal bruised from coming in contact with chairs & tables & the abrasions on my face are quite in accordance


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