Full article: The Exquisite Wistfulness of 19th-Century Vegetarian Personal Ads (Rebecca Onion in The Vault - Slate.com's history blog, 10. March 2014)No. 64 - Am 28 years of age, neither handsome or a "singing angel;" but understand the music of the pudding-slice. Am in no hurry about marrying, but think I should like to find a partner as soon as 31. Am 5 feet 4 inches in height, and must be mated phrenologically and spiritually, or not at all. Should wish one who could do without tea, coffee, pork, beef, mutton, and feather-beds ; a practical anti-slavery man, anti-tobacco and I care not if anti-razor -- in short, one who acts upon principle rather than policy. Age anywhere between my own and 40. GERTRUDE
A written description of the above can be seen at our office. We will warrant her to be just what she appears to be. Her greatest fault is too much willingness to devote herself to the interests of others. --ED
The Water-Cure Journal, March 1855.
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