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The Description of the Family of Wakefield, in which a kindred Likeness prevails, as well of Minds as of Persons.

- I 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, U had scarce taken orders a year, before I began to think seriously of matrimony, and chose my wife, as she did her weddinggown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well. To do her justice, she was a good natured notable woman; and as for breeding, there were few country-ladies who could shew more. She could read any English book without much spelling; but for pickling, preserving, and cookery, none could excel her. She prided herself also upon being an excellent contriver in house - keeping; though I could never find that we grew richer with all her contrivances. * However, we loved each other tenderly, and our fondness increased as we grew old. There was in fact nothing that could make us angry with the world or each other. We had an elegant house, situated in a fine country, and a good neighbourhood. The year was spent in moral or rural amusement; in visiting our rich neighbours, and relieving such as were poor. We had no revolutions to fear, nor fatigues to undergo; all our adventures were by the fire

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The Description of the Family of Wakefield, in which a kindred Likeness prevails, as well of

Minds as of Persons.

I 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, U had scarce taken orders a year, before I began to think seriously of inatrimony, and chose my wife, as she did her weddinggown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well. To do her justice, she was a good natured notable woman; and as for breeding, there were few country-ladies who could shew more. She could read any English book without much spelling; but for pickling, preserving, and ceokery, none could excel her. She prided herself also upon being an excellent contriver in house - keeping; though I could never find that we grew richer with all her contrivances. However, we loved each other tenderly, and our fondness increased as we grew old. There was in fact nothing that could make us angry with the world or each other. We had an elegant house, situated in a fine country, and a good neighbourhood. The year was spent in moral or rural amusement; in visiting our rich neighbours, and relieving such as were poor. We had no revolutions to fear, nor fetoo

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