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Curious historical fact.

--During the troubles in the reign of Charles I. a country girl came to London in search of a place as a servant maid, but not succeeding, she hired herself to carry out beer from a warehouse, and was one of those called tub women. The brewer observing a good-looking girl in this low occupation, took her in his family as a servant, and after a short time married her. He died while she was a young woman, and left her the bulk of his fortune. The business of brewing dropped, and Mr. Hyde was recommended to the young woman as a skillful lawyer to arrange her husband's affairs. Hyde, who was afterwards Earl of Clarendon, finding the widow's fortune considerable, married her. By this marriage there was no other issue than a daughter, who was afterwards the wife of James H. and mother of Mary and Anna, Queen of England.

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