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    Ride the wild mare


    The text I need to help with is:

    "Then I went to the bedside and tore aside the fabrics; to behold my mistressīs face all contorted as with fear and pain. Forgetful of all save my desire to drive away her torturing fancies (for I saw that she rode the wild mare), I leaped upon the pillow and caught her head to my lap, where the grey eyes in wonderment, and a flush spread over the cheeks).

    R.M.Gilchrist, The Manuscript of Francis Shackerley, cca. 1900

    I am not sure what the bold text means. Was she emotionally very disturbed? Or in fever?

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    Re: Ride the wild mare

    She was having a nightmare.
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