damnéd slaughter: the only literary use of this phrase I can find occurs in Act II. Scene ii of Montezuma, a Tragedy, in Five Acts: and Other Poems. By St. John Dorset, Author of the Tragedy of the Vampire. London 1822, p. 42:

… What a soul
Thy father has, to fashion this damn'd slaughter!

St John Dorset was the pseudonym of Hugo John Belfour, an English poet and cleric (1802-1827). (What things might he not have achieved had he not died so young. He had been appointed to a curacy in Jamaica the previous year.)

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