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Said Nestor, to his pretty wife, quite sorrowful one day, "Why, dearest, will you shed in pearls those lovely eyes away? You ought to be more fortified;" "Ah, brute, be quiet, do, I know I'm not so fortyfied, nor fiftyfied, as you!"

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Source Notes: "December and May." The wife is a tradesman's widow who agreed to marry an old man after taking him at his word that he would "die" for her. She weeps because he has not kept his promise soon enough.

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