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" ... fellow, upon changing his condition, will be no longer puzzled how to stand the raillery of his facetious companions; that he need not own he married only to plunder an heiress of her fortune, nor pretend that he uses her ill, to avoid the ridiculous... "
The Spectator - Page 197
1718
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The Spectator: ...

1737
...hat a bafhful Fellow, upon changing his Condition, will be no longer puzzled how to ftand the Rallery of his facetious Companions ; that he need not own...plunder an Heirefs of her Fortune, nor pretend that he nfes her ill, to avoid the ridiculous N;:me of a fond Hufband. INDEED if I may fpeak my Opinion of...
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 5

1786
...how 'Mery of his facetious «impartions ; that he need not own he married only to plunder tin he'refs of her fortune, nor pretend that he ufes her ill, to avoid the ridiculous name of a fond hufband. Indeed, if I mav fpeak my opinion of great part of the writings which once prevailed among...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volume 14

British essayists - 1802
...a bashful fellow, upon changing his condition, will be no longer puzzled how to stand the raillery of his facetious companions; that he need not own he married only to plunder an heiress of her fortune, nor pretend that he uses her ill, to avoid the ridiculous name of a fond husband....
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Select British Classics, Volume 17

English literature - 1803
...that he need not own he anarried only to plunder an heiress of her fortune, nor pretend that he uses her ill, to avoid the ridiculous name of a fond husband. Indeed, if I may speak my opinion of great part of the writings which once prevailed among us under the notion of humour,...
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The British Essayists, Volume 14

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...a bashful fellow, upon changing his condition, will be no longer puzzled how to stand the raillery of his facetious companions; that he need not own he married only to plunder an heiress of her fortune, nor pretend that he uses her ill, to avoid the ridiculous name of a fond husband....
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The Spectator, Volume 9

1810
...pretend that he uses her ill, to avoid the ridiculous name of a fond husband. Indeed, if I may speak my opinion of great part of the writings which once prevailed among us, under the notion of humor, they are such as would tempt one to think there had been an association among the wits of those...
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The Spectator, Volume 14

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...a bashful fellow, upon changing his condition, will be no longer puzzled how to stand the raillery of his facetious companions ; that he need not own he married only to pi under an heiress of her fortune,' nor pretend that he uses her ill, to avoid the ridiculous name...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - English essays - 1819
...pretend that he uses her ill, to avoid the riciculous name of a fond husband. Indeed, if I may speak my opinion of great part of the writings which once...prevailed among us under the notion of humour, they are such as would tempt one to think there had been an association among the wits of those times to rally...
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

James Ferguson - English periodicals - 1823
...that he need not own he married only to plunder an heiress of her fortune, nor pretend that he uses her ill, to avoid the ridiculous name of a fond husband. Indeed, if I may speak my opinion of great part of the. writings which once prevailed among us under the notion of humour,...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...that a bashful fellow upon changing his condition, will be no longer puzzled how to stand the raillery of his facetious companions; that he need not own he married only to plunder an heiress of her fortune, nor pretend that he uses her ill, to avoid the ridiculous name of a fond husband....
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