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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Falling Sickness.
 
Epilepsy, in which the patient falls suddenly to the ground.   1
       
Brutus.—He [i.e. Cæsar] hath the falling-sickness.
Cassius.—No, Cæsar hath it not: but you, and I,
And honest Casca, we have the falling-sickness.”
       
Shakespeare: Julius Cœsar, i. 2.
 


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