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« on: March 11, 2017, 11:25:30 AM »

SELLING A WIFE. a fellow, named Walter, a sand carrier, at Detling, carried his wife to Cranbrook market, Kent, where he exposed her for sale with a halter round her neck. The fair one was purchased by an old sweet heart for a glass of gin, a pot of beer, and one shilling. The purchaser was so well pleased with his bargain, that he accepted of a little incumbrance with his lot, in the shape of a bouncing boy nearly eight years old.

Monmouthshire Merlin 24/3/1832
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 13:13:46 PM »

Not an uncommon occurence - see Thomas Hardy's 'The Mayor of Casterbridge'.
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