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" SPINSTER. Formerly it was a maxim, that a young woman should never be married till she had spun herself a set of body, table, and bed linen. From this custom all unmarried women were termed spinsters, an appellation they still retain in all deeds and... "
Il tesoretto dello scolare italiano; or, The art of translating easy English ... - Page 75
by Louis Philippe R. Fenwick de Porquet - 1841 - 172 pages
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The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ...

1829
...when for Spain the red. This is the origin of the proverb, tmtrner cusaque, or ' turn-coat., SPINSTER. Formerly it was a maxim that a young woman should...be married till she had spun herself a set of body, table, andhed linen. From this custom all unmarried women were termed spinsters, an appellation they...
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Slang, a Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, of Bon-Ton ...

John Badcock - Cant - 1823 - 192 pages
...our law proceedings in the face of fact. It seems that, among our industrious and frugal forefathers, it was a maxim that a young woman should never be married until she had spun herself a set of body, bed, and table-linen. From this custom, all unmarried women...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 1

Reuben Percy, John Timbs - 1823
...will be treated as one of the family. SPINSTERS. — Amongst onr industrious and frugal forefathers, it was a maxim, that a young woman should never : be married until she had spun herself a set of body, table, and bed linen.— From this custom, all unmarried...
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Slang: A Dictionary of the Turf, the Ring, the Chase, the Pit, Or Bon-ton ...

John Badcock - English language - 1823 - 216 pages
...our law proceedings in the face of fact. It seems that, among our industrious and frugal forefathers, it was a maxim that a young woman should never be married until she had spun herself a set of body, bed, and table-linen. From this custom, all unmarried women...
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The history of origins, by a literary antiquary

History - 1824
...and important changes in the government. SPINSTERS. AMONGST our industrious and frugal forefathers, it was a maxim that a young woman should never be married until she had spun herself a set of body, table and bed linen. From this custom, . all unmarried women...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 3

1829
...from the burnt-offerings of our primitive parents. NN Amongst our industrious and frugal forefathers, it was a maxim, that a young woman should never be married until she had spun herself a set of body, table, and bed linen. From this custom all unmarried women...
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The Etymological Compendium, Or, Portfolio of Origins and Inventions ...

William Pulleyn - London (England) - 1830 - 356 pages
...unfold. And put in every honest hand a whip, To lash the raxcal naked through the world !" SPINSTER. Formerly it was a maxim, that a young woman should...be married till she had spun herself a set of body, table, and bed linen. From this custom all unmarried women were termed Spinsters, an appellation they...
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The etymological compendium, or, Portfolio of origins and inventions ...

William Pulleyn - London (England) - 1830 - 356 pages
...the raical naked through the world !" SPINSTER. Formerly it was a maxim, that a young woman shonld never be married till she had spun herself a set of body, table, and bed linen. From this custom all unmarried women were termed Spinsters, an appellation they...
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The Legal Observer, Or, Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 5

Law - 1833
...the statute above cited ? p. MISCELLANEA. SPINSTERS. Among our industrious and frugal forefathers, it was a maxim, that a young woman should never be married until she had spun herself a set of body, bed, and table linen. From this custom all unmarried women...
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The Legal Observer, Digest, and Journal of Jurisprudence

Law - 1833
...the statute above cited ? P. MISCELLANEA. SPINSTERS. Among our industrious aud frugal forefather», it was a maxim, that a young woman should never be married until she had spun herself a set of body, bed, and table linen. From this custom all unmarried women...
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