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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 Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Life. Vicar of Wakefield. Essays. Letters

Oliver Goldsmith - 1885 - 506 pages
...service than l1e 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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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Life. Vicar of Wakefield. Essays. Letters

Oliver Goldsmith - 1884 - 528 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 Proceedings

Church congress - 1886 - 520 pages
...what should it be? Let Dr. Primrose — sometime Vicar of Wakefield — give answer : " 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." Thus let our Church...
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The vicar of Wakefield, with illustr. by J. Absolon

Oliver Goldsmith - 1886 - 248 pages
...more 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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Goldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield

Oliver Goldsmith - 1887 - 246 pages
...brought up a large family, did more service than he who continued single. From this motive, I had scarce taken orders a year, before I began to think seriously...did her wedding gown; not for a fine glossy surface, but|such qualities as would wear welL/fTo do her justice, she was a goodnatured, notable woman ; and...
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A Catalogue of the National Gallery of British Art at South Kensington: With ...

South Kensington Museum - 1893 - 460 pages
...9J, upright. Signed, and dated 1836. Sheepshanks Gift. 145. CHOOSING THE WEDDING GOWN. " I had scarce taken orders a year, before I began to think seriously...her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but for such qualities as would wear well." The Vicar of Wakefield, ch. i. The vicar and his future wife...
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The Rise and Expansion of the British Dominion in India

Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall - 1894 - 930 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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English Prose: Selections, Volume 4

Sir Henry Craik - 1894 - 704 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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Records of the Tercentenary Festival of the University of Dublin Held 5th to ...

Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) - 1894 - 362 pages
...ours, and we heard him say in the phrases of the immortal Vicar, ' Here is a college to be chosen "as I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but for such qualities as would wear well.'" When we turned to salute the other guardian of the threshold,...
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Records of the Tercentenary Festival of the University of Dublin Held 5th to ...

Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) - 1894 - 350 pages
...artistic instinct. We were reminded yesterday in the Leinster Hall how the Vicar of Wakefield chose his wife, as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but for qualities that would wear well. I don't know how far a man chooses his Alma Mater. He certainly...
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