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Mens Wives

By: William Makepeace Thackeray

...OUS IRISHWOMAN who with her daughter used to frequent the “Royal Hotel” at Leamington some years ago, and who went by the name of Mrs. Major Gam. Gam ... ...ns, a green coat, and an awful breastpin, who, after two days’ stay at the Spa, proposed marriage to Miss S——, or, in default, a duel with her father;... ...ecipitately called for her fly. She took care to tell every single soul in Leamington that the son of the odious Papist apothecary had had the audacit... ...the barrack-yard, or madly whip and spur a grey mare he had on the road to Leamington, where his Jemima (although invisible for him) still dwelt. The ... ..., where his Jemima (although invisible for him) still dwelt. The season at Leamington coming to a conclusion by the withdrawal of the young fellows wh... ...reat deal too proud to be a burden on anybody. Not only did the widow quit Leamington, but very soon af- terwards the 120th received its marching orde...

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