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" ... for the law thinks it a reasonable indulgence, that those who are condemned, without any fault of their own, to a perpetual continuance in the world, should not have their misery doubled by the load of a wife. "
The Works of Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's travels. Directions to servants - Page 275
by Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1814
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Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World: In Four Parts. By Lemuel ...

Jonathan Swift - 1742 - 351 pages
...World, fhould not have their Mifery doubled by the Load of a Wife. As foon as they have compleated the Term of eighty Years, they are looked on as dead in Law ; their Heirs immediately fucceed to their Eftates, only a fmall Pittance is referved for their Support s and the poor ones are...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift ...

Jonathan Swift - 1757
...that was iitrtflary in a moral writer lot praGicai furpofes. Haitikef. As foon as they have compleated the term of eighty years, they are looked on as dead in law; their heirs immediately fucceed to their eftates, only a fraall pittance is referred for their fupport; and the poor ones are...
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The Works ...: With the Author's Life and Character, Notes [etc ..., Volume 4

Jonathan Swift - 1761
...world, fhould not have their mifery doubkd by the load of a. wife. As foon as they have compleated the term of eighty years, they are looked on as dead in law ; their heirs immediately fucceed to their eftates, only a fmall pittance is refer ved for their fupport ; and the poor ones...
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The Works of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Volume 2

Jonathan Swift - 1768
...world, rtiould not have their mifery doubled by the load of a wife. As foon as they have compleated the term of eighty years, they are looked on as dead in law; their heirs immediately fucceed to their eftates, only a fmall pittance is referved for their fupport; and the poor ones are...
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The Works of Dr Jonathan Swift, Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin. In Thirteen ...

Jonathan Swift - 1774
...have their mifery doubled by the load of a wife. As foon as they have compleated the term of nighty years, they are looked on as dead in law ; their heirs immediately fucceed to their eftates, only a fmall pittance is relerved for their fupport ; and the poor ones are...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin ..., Volume 5

Jonathan Swift, John Hawkesworth - 1784
...perpetual continuance in the world, fhould not have their mifery doubled by the load of a wife. As foon as they have completed the term of eighty years, they...looked on as dead in law ;, their heirs immediately fucceed to their eftates, only only a ftnall pittance is referved for their fupport •, and the poor...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 6

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...that those who are condemned, without any fault of their own, to a perpetual continuance in the world, should not have their misery doubled, by the load...support ; and the poor ones are maintained at the publick charge. After that period, they are held incapable of any employment of trust or profit ; they...
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Memoirs of Charles Macklin, Comedian: With the Dramatic Characters, Manners ...

William Cook - 1804 - 444 pages
...meet with more pity and assistance, because they want many bad qualities which abound in others. " As soon as they have completed the term of eighty years, they are looked upon as dead in law ; their heirs immediately succeed to their estates; only a small pittance is reserved...
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The Art of Being Happy: From the French of Droz, 'Sur L'art D'être Heureuse ...

Joseph Droz - 1832 - 313 pages
...those, who are condemned, without any fault of their own, to a perpetual continuance in the world, should not have their misery doubled by the load of...have completed the term of eighty years, they are considered dead in law. At ninety they lose their teeth and hair, and have no distinction of taste,...
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Gulliver's Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World

Jonathan Swift - 1834 - 352 pages
...are condemned, without any fault of their own, to a perpetual continuance in the world, should nof have their misery doubled by the load of a wife. '...poor ones are maintained at the public charge. After thai. period, they are held incapable of any employment of trust or profit ; they cannot purchase lands,...
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