Joseph Addison

WOMEN AND WIVES

Parva leves capiunt animos. – OVID, Ars Am., i. 159. Light minds are pleased with trifles. When I was in France, I used to gaze with great astonishment at the splendid equipages, and party-coloured habits of that fantastic nation. I was one day in particular contemplating a lady that sat in a coach adorned with

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Household Superstitions

Visions and magic spells, can you despise, And laugh at witches, ghosts, and prodigies? Going yesterday to dine with an old acquaintance, I had the misfortune to find his whole family very much dejected. Upon asking him the occasion of it, he told me that his wife had dreamt a very strange dream the night

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