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" THERE is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. Within my own memory, I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot up to a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much... "
The works of Jonathan Swift, containing additional letters, tracts, and ... - Page 97
by Jonathan Swift - 1814
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The Spectator: ...

1718
...__rife and fall above thirty Degrees. About ten Years ago it fhot up to a very great Height, infomuch that the female Part of our Species were much taller than the Men. The Women were of fuch an enormous Stature, that we appeared as Grttfskopptrs before them : At prcfent the whole Sex...
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The Spectator, Volume 2

1729
...rife ami fall above thirty Begecj. About ten Years ago it fhot up to a very gre.it Height, infomuch that the female Part of our Species were much taller than the Men. The Women were of filch an enormous Stature, that uit atpeand as Grafihipftrs btftrt them i At prefent the whole Sex...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. Within my own memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...stature, that ' we appeared as grasshoppers before them f :' At present the whole sex is in a manner dwarfed, and shrunk into a race of beauties that seems...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802
...variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. Within my own memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...stature, that ' we appeared as grasshoppers before them f :' At present the whole sex is in a manner dwarfed, and shrunk into a race of beauties that seems...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...1711. 1 Tanta est qu&rendi cura decoris. JUV. Sat. vi. SOD. So studiously their persons they adorn. years ago it shot up to a very great height, insomuch...female part of our species were much taller than the men1. The women were of such an enormous stature, that ' we appeared as grasshoppers before them2 :'...
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Public Characters, Volume 7

Alexander Stephens - Biography - 1805
...thing in nature aa a lady's head-dress. Within my own memory (adds he) I have known it to rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...a very great height, insomuch that the female part sf our species were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature (concludes...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison - 1803
...1711. Tanta esl qucerendi cura decoris. JUV. Sat. vi. 500. So studiously their persons they adorn. years ago it shot up to a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taJler than the men1. The women were of such an enormous stature, that ' we appeared as grasshoppers...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-drcis. Within my own memory, I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...much taller than the men *. The women were of such an enormou? stature, that ' we appeared as grashoppers before them.' At present the whole sex is in a...
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Public Characters

Biography - 1805
...i> nature as a lady's head-dress. VVithin my own memory (adds he) I have known it to rise an j fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...the men. The women were of such an enormous stature (concludes the Spectator), (bat we appeared as grasshoppers before them.'' or tightness, actually produced...
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Public characters [Formerly British public characters] of 1798-9 - 1809-10

1805
...in nature as a lady's head-dress. \Vithin my own memory (adds he) I have known it to rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...species were much taller than the men. The women were of sueli an enormous stature (concludes the Spectator), that we appeared as grasshoppers before them.''...
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