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|It is indeed a great relief to me—I am spared any further humiliation by a creation |
of peers. ... The phrase was reinforced in America because George Washington's
last words were reported to be “It is well. I die hard, but am not afraid to go.
|VtcAjta (Uedley) : "Cover tug face," Voltaiuk : " Do let me die lupeace." |
Washixoton : •; It is well. I die hard, but am not afraid to go." Wmslky : " The best of
all is, God is with us." WumaroBcE (His father said to him, "So He fiveth His
beloved sleep" ...
|wrote, fifty years ago, “It is well known that the patriot on his death-bed sought |
none of the conselations of religion; and it has ... taken down the day after
Washington's death, his dying words were: “Doctor, I die hard ; but I am not afraid
|After this was done,he spoke to Lear:“I find I am going, my breath can not last |
long. ... About five o'clock he said to his old friend Craik,“Doc- tor, I die hard; but I
am not afraid to go; I believed from my first attack that I should not survive it; my
breath can ... 'Tis well, said she in the same voice, All is now over I shall soon
|die. hard,. but. I. am. not. afraid. to. go,'Washington. informed. his. doctors.” —|
Richard Norton Smith John Adams ... “Well,” replied Washington, “it is a debt we
must pay to each other, and I hope when you want aid of this kind you will find it.
|for Lawrence Lewis and Wash, and Dr. Craik told him they would not return from |
New Kent for several more days. George believed he was dying and told his old
friend Dr.Craik, “Doctor I die hard but I am not afraid to go. I believed from my first
... said “ 'Tis well.” He took his own pulse. By twenty minutes past ten he was
dead. Martha, sitting at the foot of the bed was the first to speak. In a flat voice she
|Clearly, they did not help him. “Let me go off quickly. I cannot last long,” he told |
his doctors at dusk. To Craik, the General added, “Doctor, I die hard, but I am not
afraid to go.” The physicians continued to treat Washington with blisters and ...
|But 'tis an old proverb, and you know it well, That women, dying maids, lead apes |
in hell. ... as I find a passage in Hermes Trismegistus, which says, that those who
die childless, are, | immediately nfter their death, ... bind a handkerchief about his
eyes; but he said, ' No— I pray I may be spared that : — let me see my death ; I
am not afraid of it. ... But the dog was not checked by the movement of his master;
still whining, and with his ears beseechingly laid back, he Strug* gled hard to get
|As evening approached, Washington was helped to a chair but, after half an hour|
, asked to return to bed. When Craik suggested that he sit up, Washington held
out his hand as if to try, but he murmured, "Doctor, I die hard, but I am not afraid to
go." When the other doctors ... ""Lis well," Martha Washington repeated numbly
Then, as though to herself, she added, "All is now over. I shall soon follow him.