Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lady Mary Wortley Montague” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1860., [Electronic resource]:

... of cutting off with a shilling was introduced to refute the presumption of forgetfulness or unconsciousness — to show that the testator fully remembered and meant to disinherit the sufferer. Lady Mary Wortley Montague cut off her scapegrace of a son with a guinea. When Sheridan threatened to cut off his eldest born with a shilling, the quiet retort was, "Couldn't you give it to me at once, if you happen to have ...
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