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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 taller... "
New Monthly Magazine - Page 191
redigeeritud poolt - 1854
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Selections from Addison's Papers Contributed to the Spectator

Joseph Addison - 1875 - 528 lehte
...variable a thing in nature as a lady's headdress : within my own memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature, that 'we appeared as grasshoppers before them.' At present the whole sex is in...
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Selections from Addison's papers contributed to the Spectator, ed. by T. Arnold

Joseph Addison - 1875
...variable a thing in nature as a lady's headdress : within my own memory I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years ago it shot...were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature, that ' we appeared as grasshoppers before them.' At present the whole sex is in...
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All the Year Round, 16. köide;36. köide

1876
...commode " or " fal-lal," as it was sometimes called, suddenly collapsed. It had shot up to an extravagant height, " Insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. We appeared," says the Spectator, "as grasshoppers before them." The cost of a lace head was high :...
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History of English Humour: With an Introduction Upon Ancient Humour, 2. köide

Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange - 1878 - 712 lehte
...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, inasmuch as the female part of our species were much taller than the men. The women were of such an...
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History of English Humour: With an Introduction Upon Ancient Humour, 2. köide

Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange - 1878 - 712 lehte
...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, inasmuch as the female part of our species were much taller than the men. The women were of such an...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: Including the Whole Contents of Bp. Hurd's ...

Joseph Addison - 1880
...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...height, insomuch that the female part of our species wero much taller than the men.1 The women were of such enormous 1 This refers to the commode (called...
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Essays of Joseph Addison

Joseph Addison - 1882 - 377 lehte
...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...were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature, that ' we appeared as grasshoppers before them :' at present the whole sex is...
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Social Life in the Reign of Queen Anne: Taken from Original Sources, 1. köide

John Ashton - 1882
...it delighted. 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...Female Part of our Species were much taller than the men.'1 The numerous examples given in the illustrations of this book render any further reference to...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Thomas Sergeant Perry - 1883 - 450 lehte
...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...part of our species were much taller than the men." what he was about, and never forgot that he was addressing a mixed audience, composed of people with...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Thomas Sergeant Perry - 1883 - 450 lehte
...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...part of our species were much taller than the men." Similar social playfulness may be found in ISTos. 101, 275, and 281. These papers certainly are not...
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