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- ‘The seaboard of Capernaum in which Peter dwelt is said by travelers to be a peculiarly damp, marshy, aguish, feverish place.’
- ‘Yesterday we were alarmed with the Queens being ill: she had an aguish and feverish fit; and you never saw such countenances as we all had, such dismal melancholy.’
- ‘"I heard to my surprise the other day from Swan, whose son, it seems, was doing some work at Melcombe this spring (making a greenhouse, I think), that Mrs. Melcombe wintered at Mentone, partly on her boy's account, for he had a feverish or aguish illness at Venice, and she was advised not to bring him to England."’
- ‘At Wesel, in the rear of all this travelling and excitement, Friedrich falls unwell; breaks down there into an aguish feverish distemper, which, for several months after, impeded his movements, would he have yielded to it.’
- ‘I am now at Wilbye & am in great distresse through feare of beinge sick for I feele myselfe very aguish & feverish & know not what.’
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