Bloody sweat


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bloody sweat A sweat accompanied by a discharge of blood; a disease, called sweating sickness, formerly prevalent in England and other countries.
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, none knew so well as I: for he who lives more lives than one more deaths than one must die.”


In literature:

Instances of bloody sweat and "stigmata" have been known through the ages and are most interesting anomalies.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
They saw the woman wipe the bloody sweat from off his face.
"Diary of a Pilgrimage" by Jerome K. Jerome
Well, we pays for it wiv our bloody sweat, if yer wants to know!
"The Hairy Ape" by Eugene O'Neill
He knew that, with bloody sweat, she had destroyed that enemy within her.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
When I returned to my cell I went through my agony and bloody sweat.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote
But you, or that bloody villain Swift Nicks, if you a'nt him, keep us sweating-cold o' nights.
"The Yeoman Adventurer" by George W. Gough
Back there in the silent Wild, with pain and bloody sweat, he toiled for them.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
See further a specific prediction of the bloody sweat, B. of M., Mosiah 3:7.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
What he did on his knees, with contest and bloody sweat, are his great things.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
It was indeed an agony, and a bloody sweat!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846" by Various

In poetry:

How stupid we, who can forget,
With gardens in our sight,
His agonies and bloody sweat,
In that tremendous night.
"The Garden" by John Newton
Let me, O life, a little while forget
The horror of past years –
Man and his agony and bloody sweat,
The terror and the tears.
"The Ridge 1919" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
This is he who was mock'd and beat,
Spit on, and crown'd with thorns;
Who for us had a bloody sweat,
Whose heart was broke with scorns.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
The toothed thorns that bit thy brows
Lighten the weight of gold on theirs;
Thy nakedness enrobes thy spouse
With the soft sanguine stuff she wears
Whose old limbs use for ointment yet
Thine agony and bloody sweat.
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
When I think of Aaron it makes me to weep,
Likewise of the Virgin Mary who lay at our Saviour's feet;
'Twas in the garden of Gethsemane where he had the bloody sweat;
Repent, my dearest brethren, before it is too late.
"The Masonic Hymn" by Anonymous British
A year had gone, a weary year of strain and bloody sweat;
Of pain and hurt in dark and dirt, of fear that she forget.
He sought once more her cabin door: "I've laboured like a beast;
But now, dear one, the time has come to go before the priest.
"The Ballad Of Touch-The-Button Nell" by Robert W Service

In news:

His thick-soled jack boots support a beefy, taller-than-6-foot frame draped in black, a sweat-stained T-shirt sporting a bloody, grotesque band logo.