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The obliging husband, and imperious wife; or, The west-country clothier undone by a peacock. With the pleasant and comical humours of honest Humphry his man. Made out in several witty and ingenious dialogues; between I. Mr. Wilmot, a wet-country clothier, at Credition in Devonshire, and a gentlewoman of a good fortune in Exeter, and honest Humphrey the clothier's man; with the intrigues of their courtship II. Between the clothier, his mistress, her mother, and cousin, &c. about furnishing the house, and celebrating the wedding. II. Between the clothier, his wife, mother, and nurse; with what pass'd at her lying-in, christning the child, and gossiping. IV. Between the clothier, his man Humphry, and his creditors; he being now grown poor. V. Between the clothier, his man Humphry, two bayliffs, and the goaler. The whole discovering how extravagant wives consume their husband's estates, and bring them to ruine and destruction.

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London : printed for Anne Gifford in Old Baalam without Bishopsgate, 1722.

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[2],5-117,[1]p. ; 12⁰.

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ESTC T178046


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