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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... "
Public Characters - Page 415
by Alexander Stephens - 1805
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The British Essayists: The Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802
...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...a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men *. The women were of such an enormous stature, that '...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers

British essayists - 1802
...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...a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men *. The women were of such an enormous stature, that '...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-drcis. Within my own memory, I have known it rise and fall above thirty degrees. About ten years...a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men *. The women were of such an enormou? stature, that '...
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Public characters [Formerly British public characters] of 1798-9 - 1809-10

1805
...According to Addison, " there is not so variable a thiog in nature as a lady's head-dress. \Vithin my own memory (adds he) I have known it to rise and...a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. The women were of sueli an enormous stature (concludes...
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The British Essayists;: Spectator

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...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 t he female part of our species were much taller than the men *. The women were of such an enormous...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...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...a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature, that ' we...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...HERE 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...a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature, that c we...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Journal to Stella (Letter XXXVIII-LXV). Tracts ...

Jonathan Swift, Sir Walter Scott - 1814
...There is not so 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...very great height, insomuch, that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. The women were of such an enormous stature, that we appeared...
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Lessons in elocution: or, A selection of pieces in prose and verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 407 pages
...is not so 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 up to a very great'heigbt, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men. The women...
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The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson

British essayists - 1819
...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...a very great height, insomuch that the female part of our species were much taller than the men*. The women were of such an enormous stature, that ' we...
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