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" WAS ever of opinion, that the honest man who married and brought up a large family did more service than he who continued single, and only talked of population. From this motive, I had... "
British Miscellany - Page 46
1865
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The popular guide to the International exhibition of 1862

Edward McDermott - 1862 - 338 pages
...Mulready's powerful work is " Choosing the Wedding Gown " (1,398), from the " Vicar of Wakefield"— " And chose my wife as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine, glossy surface, but for such qualities as would wear well." Sir E. Landseer has three of his characteristic works, " The...
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Chambers's narrative series of standard reading books, Book 6

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1863 - 314 pages
...service than he who continued single, and only talked of population. From this motive, I had scarce taken orders a year before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown—not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear welL To do her justice,...
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Report of the Transactions of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural ..., Volume 6

Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society - 1863 - 912 pages
...be disregarded, still in selecting a farm, we should do as did the Vicar of Wakefield, who chose his wife as she did her wedding gown ; not for a fine glossy surface, but for such qualities as would wear well A bad farm is like a bad wife — intolerable to endure and impossible...
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The works of Oliver Goldsmith: Vicar of Wakefield, select poems ..., Volume 3

Oliver Goldsmith - 1864 - 436 pages
...'service than he who continued single and only talked of population. From this motive, I had scarce taken orders a year, before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well. To do her justice,...
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Spelling and dictation class-book

Constable and co, ltd - 1864 - 136 pages
...wore, And in his hand he bore a book, Thus did this ancient poet look. XVII. THE VICAR. I had scarce taken orders a year before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and chose my wife as she did her wedding-gown — not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well. To do her justice,...
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The Vicar of Wakefield

Oliver Goldsmith - 1864 - 256 pages
...WAKEFIELD, IN WHICH A KINDRED LIKENESS PBETAILS, AS WELL OF MINDS AS OF PERSONS. I HAD taken orders scarcely a year, before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and chose my wife, as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but for such qualities as would wear well. To do her justice,...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864 - 800 pages
...family, did more service than he who continued single and only talked of population. From this motive 1 had scarcely taken orders a year before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and chose iny wife, as she did her wedding-gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear...
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London Society, Volume 8; Volume 10

James Hogg, Florence Marryat - 1866 - 800 pages
...same manner. And there is an important omission. ' I had scarcely taken orders a year,' he writes, ' before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and...her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but for such qualities as would wear well. To do her justice, she was a good-natured notable woman; and...
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French grammar for public schools. [With] Key

Alfred Charles Clapin - 1866 - 198 pages
...service than he who continued single? and only talked of population. From this motive, I had scarce taken orders a year before* I began to think seriously of matrimony, and chose my wife as she did 3 her weddinggown — not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well. To do her...
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London society, Volume 10

1866 - 752 pages
...scarcely taken orders a year,' he writes, ' before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and cho* my wife, as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surfed but for such qualities as would wear well. To do her justice, she was a good-natured notable...
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